Telluride Arts: Small Grant Applications Open

Telluride Arts is now accepting applications for the 2017 Small Grants for Artists program. Funding is available up to $2000 for individual artist projects, group projects, professional development, and artist-to-artist workshops. The deadline to apply is March 1 at 5 p.m.

Image, Molly Perrault of Telluride Arts

Image, Molly Perrault of the Telluride Arts, image, Transfer Warehouse, now under development as central ops for the Telluride Arts District.

Funds from Telluride Arts’ Small Grants Program support artists working across any discipline and everyone is encouraged to apply even those who have submitted previously. Artist projects can include, but are not limited to, the creation, completion or presentation of new work or professional development such as conferences, workshops, residencies, and classes. Telluride Arts encourages anyone wishing to learn more about the program to contact the staff.

Artists applying for a grant will be required to share their work with the public through a performance, publication, exhibit, screening, or a simple written or photo documentation of the project, in print, online or both. Telluride Arts will support this process through marketing and coordination.

“For over 15 years, the Small Grants program has been a powerful engine to advance the work of our local artists. The grants pay for hard costs and have been leveraged to attract funding from outside the Telluride region to support significant projects, including an award-winning film, cutting-edge theatre, music recordings, written publications, fine art exhibitions, and a dance company, to name a few,” said Kate Jones, executive director, Telluride Arts.

The Telluride Arts Small Grants program is a long-term investment to develop the expertise of local artists funded by the Town of Telluride and administered by Telluride Arts. Grant proposals are reviewed each year by a panel of five different artists. The committee changes each year to ensure a fresh perspective and equal opportunity for those applying. Small grants support the innovation, creativity, and professional development of individual artists living or working in Telluride.

For more information or to apply please visit: http://www.telluridearts.org/small-grants.

More about Telluride Arts:

Telluride Arts is a nonprofit established in 1971. Its mission is to sustain, promote, and expand a culture of the arts in the Telluride Arts District. For more information: www.telluridearts.org

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