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Lawrence public artwork grant purposes are open – The Lawrence Instances

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Purposes for 3 group arts applications are actually open, the Metropolis of Lawrence introduced this week.

Lawrence artists are inspired to use for Neighborhood Arts Grants, the Outside Downtown Sculpture Exhibition and the Phoenix Awards, based on a information launch. The grants, sponsored by town and the Lawrence Cultural Arts Fee, are supposed to promote and advance the work of native creatives.

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Neighborhood Arts Grants

In response to the information launch, “the aim of the Neighborhood Arts Grant program is to bolster the accomplishments of the humanities group in Lawrence, in addition to the strategic targets recognized within the Metropolis-wide Cultural Plan.” Grant quantities this yr are anticipated to vary from $5,000 to $15,000, based on the discharge.

Transient visitor tax (TGT) income — from taxes paid by resort visitors — funds the Neighborhood Arts Program. TGT revenues for resort stays have been “considerably diminished in each 2020 and 2021” due to COVID-19, the information launch mentioned. This yr, town mentioned it is ready to improve each the utmost grant quantity and the variety of awards given this yr after TGT started rising again up final yr.

Any individual or group that has a venture aligned with the grant’s standards, together with “group worth,” “venture high quality” and “utility high quality,” can apply. Candidates should even have addresses in Lawrence to use.

The net utility for Neighborhood Arts Grants in addition to extra data could be discovered at this hyperlink. The deadline is midnight on Saturday, Dec. 17.

Outside Downtown Sculpture Exhibition

This yr will mark the thirty third annual Outside Downtown Sculpture Exhibition, which entails chosen works displayed all through downtown Lawrence, at Theater Lawrence and different areas, based on the discharge. For reference, the brochure for the 2019 exhibition could be seen at this hyperlink.

“Along with being a well-liked annual exhibition for locals and guests, artists achieve hands-on expertise growing and putting in artworks within the public realm,” the information launch mentioned. “… Works that discover an expanded notion of artwork within the public realm are inspired.”

Artists who’re chosen will obtain a $1,750 honorarium for every chosen or commissioned work exhibited for one yr.

All Lawrence artists 18 and older can apply, and all entries have to be authentic works that haven’t been featured on this exhibition in earlier years.

The net utility for the Outside Downtown Sculpture Exhibition and extra data could be discovered at this hyperlink. The deadline is midnight on Saturday, Dec. 17.

Phoenix Awards

Lawrence artists might be chosen to “develop, design and fabricate authentic art work” as a part of the 2020-2023 Phoenix Award program, based on the information launch. This system is again after being paused since 2020 resulting from COVID-19, and this yr will mark its twenty fourth anniversary.

In response to the information launch, “there are 10 classes for 5 awards: Arts Advocate, Arts Administrator, Arts Schooling, Design Arts, Literary Arts, Musical Arts, Performing Arts, Visible Arts, Volunteer within the Arts, and the Phoenix Award for Distinctive Inventive Achievement. There’s additionally excellent a ‘Artistic Areas’ Award class which acknowledges achievement in imaginative and environmentally forward-thinking place-making.”

artists are required to submit a letter of curiosity, an expert resume or CV in PDF kind — with three skilled references included — an annotated picture record, as much as 10 photos of previous work, and a web site hyperlink if relevant. The net utility for the Phoenix Awards and extra data could be discovered at this hyperlink.

On-line purposes for the Phoenix Awards are due by midnight Friday, Dec. 2.

For extra data on these grants, contact Abby Bush-Wilder, communications and particular occasions coordinator, at 785-832-3460 or by way of e mail at awilder@lawrenceks.org.

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