seARTS 2014 Partner With an Artist Program

seARTS 2014 Partner With an Artist Program:

Call to Artists and Application Guidelines

seARTS invites artists to apply for Partner With an Artist Grants

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Partner With an Artist (PWA), seARTS signature artist grant program, provides grants to artists to create new work — in any medium: visual, performing, multimedia art — in partnership with local businesses.  PWA’s focus  is  to  celebrate  the  arts,  strengthen partnerships with the business community, and to promote a vibrant and culturally rich economy on Cape Ann.

The 2014 PWA program will connect with three of Cape Ann’s Cultural Districts: Essex River, Harbortown and Rocky Neck. Jurors will award three $1,500 grants, totaling $4,500, to artists who collaborate with a business in a Cape Ann Cultural District. One artist or project in each of three Cultural Districts will receive a grant. Each completed project will be presented in its Cultural District for the public to experience and enjoy.

Partnership with a business: This is an opportunity for artists and businesses to explore a creative relationship. We seek to fund innovative projects where artists and businesses work together to explore new opportunities only made possible by collaborating.  A business might provide goods, services, or space for a project. 

Creating opportunities for artists: PWA supports artists and encourages creative new work that connects to the local community and that will attract residents and visitors to explore and enjoy the Cultural District.

Grants:  One $1,500 grant will be awarded to one artist in partnership with a business located in each of these three Cultural Districts: Rocky Neck, Harbortown and Essex Cultural Districts.

Please note: Projects in the Rockport Cultural District are not eligible.                                  A grant was awarded in the Rockport Cultural District in 2012.

Phase One:

April – June 2014

Grant applications will be solicited by seARTS for artists collaborating with a business in each of these three Cultural Districts:

Gloucester’s  Rocky  Neck  Cultural  District  

Gloucester’s Harbortown Cultural District

Essex River Cultural District

Phase Two:

June 2014

One grant of $1,500 will be awarded to one artist collaborating with a business in each of these three Cultural Districts:

Gloucester’s  Rocky  Neck  Cultural  District  

Gloucester’s Harbortown Cultural District

Essex River Cultural District

Phase Three:

September-October 2014

Completed projects will be presented in their Cultural Districts.

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Resources and Links:

PWA Overview

Massachusetts Cultural Council

www.facebook.com/VisitEssexMA

www.visitessexma.com

www.facebook.com/GloucestersRockyNeckCulturalDistrict

www.rockyneckartcolony.org

www.gloucesterharbortown.org

TIMELINE

  Application Deadline:                                     June 20, 2014

  Award Notifications:                                      June 27, 2014

  Public Project Presentations:                           September/October 2014                    

HOW TO APPLY

If you are a current member of seARTS, there is no fee to apply for this program. To join or renew your membership please visit www.searts.org/wp/joinsupport/. If you wish to apply, but not join seARTS, there is a $25 application fee. 

APPLICATION must include:

1. Cover sheet with contact information: name, street address, email, phone number(s), and names of all artists and business partners involved in the project.

2. Resume or C.V. 

3. $25 application fee for non-member applicants. 

4. One page project description, including a description of how the partnership will work. Identify the business partner(s): company name, street address, contact person, email and phone number(s)

5. Budget including in-kind donations.

6. Work samples:

Visual Art: 10-20 images numbered and titled on CD-ROM readable on Macintosh.  Jpeg files  at  300dpi,  approximately  4”  x  5”.

Media, Performance or Sound Art: 5 minutes on DVD or CD, with numbered media list that corresponds to work samples.

               DEADLINE: All applications must by received no later than June 6.

Contact information:                          pwa.searts@gmail.com or 978-281-1222

Send your application to:        pwa.searts@gmail.com or                                         seARTS/PWA, P.O. Box 1476, Gloucester, MA 01931

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