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Creative Work Fund grant seminar

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 | Posted by

Up to $650,000 in grant money will be available this spring to Northern California artists, thanks to the Creative Work Fund, a collaboration involving three California-based foundations. Since its inception in 1994, the fund has contributed more than $9 million to artists in a variety of disciplines.

Letters of inquiry are due by 5 p.m. Friday, March 1, for grants ranging from $10,000 to $40,000. To help applicants, an informational seminar will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, in the Events Room of the Spreckels Performing Arts Center, 5409 Snyder Lane.

Individuals and organizations are eligible to apply for the grants, which will fund collaborative projects that feature traditional or visual artists. Projects may culminate in any form, but they must feature a lead artist with a strong track record as a traditional artist or visual artist and collaboration between that artist and a nonprofit organization.

“We see these projects as a means to support local artists and strengthen their associations with the work of nonprofits,” said the Fund’s Program Director Frances Phillips.  “Through promoting collaborative art-making, the Fund has witnessed artists’ working across disciplines or with new techniques, drawing attention to community needs, and connecting to the public in new ways.”

The Creative Work Fund is a program of the Walter and Elise Haas Fund. For more information or to see examples of previously funded projects, visit Creativeworkfund.org or call Jean Wong at (415) 402-2793.


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