The arts non-profit for which I work is currently having an Indiegogo to help raise money for our Emerging Artists Grant program, and I would LOVE for you to contribute to it. Money raised during the Indiegogo will go directly to the sixteen artists who received the award this year. Here is a bit about the program:
“Durham Arts Council seeks your partnership and investment to help launch and develop the careers of highly skilled and promising artists who have mastered the basics of their discipline, and are at a critical development moment in their artistic lives where they need funding, encouragement, and recognition of their work. The DAC’s Emerging Artist Program serves artists in visual, performing, literary, and media arts in five North Carolina counties in the central Piedmont area and has been a vital part of developing artist careers for 29 years.
Each year, 12-16 grants are awarded to artists selected from a highly competitive applicant pool of over 100 artists who apply from Durham, Chatham, Orange, Granville and Person counties. Each grant of approximately $1,500 funds a project pivotal to the advancement of the artist’s work.”
To learn more about the program, including this year’s winners and also PHOTOS and VIDEO and PERKS, please go to the Indiegogo site. If you care about the arts AT ALL you’ll want to contribute to this program. A city without art is not a city, and these artists make our cities awesome in so many ways. Also, please spread the word around your own communities, we need all the help we can get!