Subject: ARTS GRANT OPPORTUNITY INFO SESSIONS


PUBLIC ART OPPORTUNITIES 
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REGI GRANT INFO SESSIONS 
SILVERMINE ART CENTER  - FRIDAY MAY 20 - FREE
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PUBLIC ART OPPORTUNITIES 
On Friday May 20, 10am-12pm, hear TAMARA DIMITRI, Program Specialist at the CT Office of the Arts (COA) talk about upcoming 1% for Art projects, how to register a portfolio of work into the Art in Public Spaces Registry, and gain a better understanding about the overall program. Register Here. More information below
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On Friday May 20, 12:30-2pm, JOHN CUSANO Community Development Officer at COA will present an information session on the Regional Initiative Grants (Deadline July 29) - small ($1,000-$4,000) grants administered by the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County, using local judges. More information below. Sign up Here.

PUBLIC ART OPPORTUNITIES

1% for Art Opportunities through the Connecticut Office of the Arts

Connecticut's Art in Public Spaces (AIPS) program was established by the General Assembly in 1978. The Art in Public Spaces program requires that not less than 1% of the cost of construction or renovation of publicly accessible state buildings be allocated for the commission or purchase of artwork for that building. Nearly 400 works have been commissioned since the program’s inception. The works represent a wide variety of media, including sculpture, wall relief, environmental installation, painting, and photography; and range in scale from works on paper to monumental murals.

Art in Public Spaces components include: the Art in Public Spaces Artist Registry - a database of artists interested in being considered for Connecticut public art projects; the Connecticut Artists Collection - works of art by distinguished Connecticut artists that tour the state; Maintenance and Conservation – conservation services of all artworks purchased and commissioned since 1978. Find out more here.

On Friday May 20, 10am-12pm, hear TAMARA DIMITRI talk about upcoming 1% for Art projects, how to register a portfolio of work into the Art in Public Spaces Registry, and gain a better understanding about the overall program.

FOR PUBLIC ART INFO SESSION
REGIONAL INITIATIVE GRANT PROGRAM
The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County presents an information session on the next round (FY2017) of The Regional Initiative Grant Program (REGI). These are small grants administered in our region by the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County, using local judges, on behalf of the CT Office of the Arts (COA).

John Cusano (COA Community Development Officer) will explain the the intent and process of these grants and will discuss the awards with panelists and awardees from last year. Arts consultant and former executive director of the Center for Contemporary Primtmaking, Julyen Norman and Westport artist Jahmane West, were two of the five panelists who decided on the awards. They will give advice to applicants based on their experience of reviewing last years applications.

Two awardees from last year, Carole Schweid, Artistic Director, JIB Productions/Play With Your Food, who produced a series of one-act plays with discussions at the Westport Senior Center, and one other grantee still to be determined, will speak about the process they went through finding partners and honing in on the project that was truly collaborative, innovative and that promised significant community impact.

About the REGI Grants
REGI grants range from $1,000 to $4,000. The REGI program is designed to support smaller projects that create access to the creative process and/or creative experience, and especially those that experiment with new ways to apply the arts within community.

Projects can take many varied forms: engage in a specific community matter, reflect on personal experience, bring neighbors together, etc. These grants are for collaborative, innovative projects that use the arts to impact community life.

Eligible applicants include: artists, arts organizations with 501(c)(3) status with annual operating income under $300,000, arts programs of a 501(c)(3) non-arts organization, municipal arts departments, pre-K-through-12 schools, and Parent-Teacher Organizations (PTOs). The grants are administered by the designated regional service organization (DRSO) for each region of the state. The DRSO for this region is the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County. 

Guidelines are available for download here.

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