Carbondale Arts is pleased to announce our new Artist Fellowship Program (AFP), consisting of three artist grant opportunities: The Alleghany Meadows Fellowship, The Ro Mead Community Arts Grant, and The Carbondale Arts Fellowship. The AFP is for artists and creatives of any genre, who need some funding to help them further their career, their art, or their ideas. The criteria is fairly open for these grants, and any artist residing within a ZIP code beginning with “816” may apply.
We believe that there is great value in fostering creativity and inspiration. These grants help further the mission of Carbondale Arts (building community through art) and the mission of the Carbondale Creative District (nurturing a vibrant Carbondale community through creative industry, collaboration and artistic exploration).
Applications are now available (see links below). The deadline for applications is April 6th, 2018. Please email email@example.com with questions or call the Carbondale Arts office at (970) 963-1680.
The Alleghany Meadows Fellowship awards $1,000 and has no restrictions on use. It can help an artist develop a vision, buy supplies, rent rehearsal space, or help fund a residency or workshop. The uses are limitless. This fellowship honors local ceramic artist Alleghany Meadows, who has contributed so much to furthering the arts in Carbondale. Alleghany started, and maintains, the Studio for Arts + Works (S.A.W.), and is a former Carbondale Clay Center board member. The Alleghany Meadows Fellowship is made possible by an anonymous donation.
The Ro Mead Community Arts Grant awards up to $1,000 and will be awarded to projects that involve and cultivate community. This can be for a public art project to involvement in our schools or senior housing. All projects for this grant must take place within the town of Carbondale. Ro Mead, the former executive director of Carbondale Arts, was passionate about art education and community. She helped start First Fridays and The Carbondale Public Art Commission. The Ro Mead Community Arts Grant is made possible by a donation by Carly and Frosty Merriott.
The Carbondale Arts Fellowship awards up to $1,000 and must be used to further an artist’s career in some way. This could be through continuing education, developing a website, or even touring or installing an exhibit. Deeper consideration will be given to creatives within the 81623 ZIP code when applying for The Carbondale Arts Fellowship. Carbondale Arts’ mission is “building community through art” with a focus on providing support and opportunity for local artists. The Carbondale Arts Fellowship is made possible by Carbondale Arts.
Stay tuned for more information on our upcoming Creative Arts Business Workshop, to be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018. We will also announce all awarded Artist Fellowship Program recipients at that time.