Jessica Cejnar / Wednesday, Sept. 2 @ 11:37 a.m. / Arts, COVID-19, Community

Grant Opportunity For Local Artists Focuses On Resilience in Del Norte, Humboldt, Trinity Counties


Artists, poets and musicians have an opportunity to tap into a new fund focusing on resilience in the local arts community.

The Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness (DNACA) along with the Ink People Center for the Arts in Humboldt County and the Trinity County Arts Council are launching a new initiative.

Using grant dollars from the Humboldt Area Foundation and Wild Rivers Community Foundation's COVID-19 Regional Response Fund, the Funds for Arts in Resilience, or FAR, is seeking proposals for "imaginative multimedia artworks" that showcases the region and the challenges residents are facing currently.

From a joint news release:

FAR encourages proposals for imaginative multimedia artworks that reflect the distinctive attributes of this region, and the unique challenges community members are facing in these times. This project will fund the creation of public artworks in Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity counties with the themes of “equity” and “resilience.”

Proposed artworks and events must be accessible to the public, provide opportunities for engagement with the community, and/or be a bridge for uniting diverse populations. Possible approaches include: poetry, music, performance, painting, murals, audio/visual production, and community engagement/social customs. All media are eligible.

Awards will be made in two categories:
 • Category 1: (Individual) This category is for solo applicants. Maximum funds available per project: $1,000. 

• Category 2: (Collaboration) This category is for teams. Proposals in this category should provide an opportunity for community members’ direct involvement and collaboration as part of the creative process. Maximum funding amount: $5,000.

For more information, please attend a Zoom session on Friday September 4, at 1:00 p.m. The meeting will be recorded if you cannot attend at that time. For Zoom session information, please email DNACA at office@dnaca.net. If you do not have computer or internet capabilities, please call 707-464-1336 for assistance.
 
The proposal for artist submission deadline is October 1, 2020, at 11:59 pm PST. Prospective applicants should register at inkpeople.org/FAR, and review the complete Request for Proposals posted there. 


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