Friday, October 2, 2009

Grant Funds Received for Group Project

Hi everyone,

Earlier this year I decided to try for a Project Stream Grant through the PA Council on the Arts so we could do a group project with funding...and as it turns out, the application was approved!

The Lehigh Valley Arts Council held a grant awards ceremony Oct. 1 at America on Wheels where dozens of creative, worthwhile projects were announced to receive funding.

I'll be receiving $1,196 to conduct a group project this spring and I'm recruiting Chen Artists to participate.

Here are the plans: Each artist (figure to be determined) will receive a 2' plexi-glass cube to design in the theme of re-urbanization. Artists can run wild with their cubes, using any media and techniques they please. Artists are encourage to gain sponsorship for their time spent creating this project.

The cubes will then be brought together in an event at the Allentown Arts Park (across from the art museum on N. 5th Street) where they will be displayed for the public in June.

Of course, the public and multiple organizations within the city will be invited to view the display and meet the artists. We're hoping to tap into a small sum of Arts Park programming funds to make the one-day event even nicer.

It's very exciting to receive funds to purchase materials for this project. Thank you LVAC and PA Council on the Arts for your support!



Bill Villa said...

Sarah, this is sooo cool! CONGRATS to you for navigating your way to the funds, and, for the great plan you have in motion!

Sarah said...

Thanks. It's exciting to receive funding for something like this. I think the group will do a great job with it, too.

Mrs. Dottie said...

Congrats Sarah! This sounds like a neat project for our group.