Deadline: October 24, 2013
LAWRENCE ART GUILD ASSOCIATION CAREER OPPORTUNITY GRANT CALL FOR PROPOSALSIn keeping with its mission to promote art awareness and support artists in Lawrence and the surrounding area, the Lawrence Art Guild Association sponsors an annual Career Opportunity Grant competition. A single award in the amount of $500 is given to a visual artist whose proposed project is deemed most meritorious by the Guild’s review committee. The committee consists of five: President, Treasurer and three other Art Guild members who have not applied for the Grant within the calendar year. We would like to encourage ALL artists working in Northeast KS to apply, therefore, we are keeping the application pool open until midnight Oct. 24. The winner will be notified Nov. 4, and will be required to attend our November Guild meeting to accept the $500 gift.
Definition of Career Opportunity Grant
The Career Opportunity Grant is designed to provide financial assistance to visual artistsfor activities that will significantly advance their work or careers. The cash award is forspecific, short-term opportunities, such as workshops, programs, seminars, or travel to state, national, or international events or other activities that strengthen the artist’s skills or standing in the art community. Excluded from consideration are requests for awards simply for completion of work in progress.
Who May Apply?
Kansas visual artists, including painters, print makers, photographers, sculptors, fiberartists, ceramists.
Both Lawrence Art Guild Association members and non-members are eligible to apply. Students may not apply for assistance with school fees.
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
Officers and Board members are excluded from applying during the term of their
Applications may be submitted starting August 1
Applications must be postmarked no later than September 30
Notification date: By October 10th.
Late applications will not be accepted
Examples of Activities That May Be Funded
The following list is not exhaustive, but gives a general idea of the types of activities
LAG will support with this grant.
Workshop, seminar, or mini-apprenticeship with a significant mentor
Travel associated with a career opportunity
Shipping costs associated with an exhibition that includes applicant’s work
Professional photographing of applicant’s work as preparation for submission to an
Materials to complete work scheduled for a gallery exhibition
Application Packets should include:
Completed application form.
10 images of work. These may either be 35 mm slides in a slide sleeve, or JPEG files, minimum 300 dpi on a CD. All images should be clearly labeled with the artist’s name, title, dimensions and medium. An image list should also be included.</li>
Support materials such as: documentation of an event for which applicant is seeking
support, letter of invitation, workshop brochure etc.
Grant winners are requested to submit a report to the Art Guild following their ‘event’
documenting how the funds were used. Winning artists are also encouraged to present the results of their work to the Art Guild at a general monthly meeting.
Send to Lawrence Art Guild Assoc., P.O. Box 1357, Lawrence, KS 66044.