More than 1 million people participate in the arts in our region helping them spark creativity, explore different cultures, learn about our past, and feel more connected to our community. The projects include single and multi-year activities across the visual arts, screen based art, music, digital arts, dance and physical theatre, performing arts, cross-disciplinary art forms, community arts as well as arts support and development projects.
Americans for the Arts presents the 29th Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy on Monday, March 7, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at the Eisenhower Theater of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The arts industry in Greater Hartford generates more than $230M in economic activity and supports nearly 7,000 local jobs. We’ve also helped nurture other local arts and cultural organizations of nearly every size and focus. The 2013 National Arts Index revealed art spending made up just 0.28 percent of the government’s non-military budget in 2011, with local government spending also dropping by 21 percent over that time. More than 80 per cent of the projects announced today are by small-to-medium arts organisations, with half of the activity occurring in regional and remote communities. For more information or to apply, visit the Ministry for the Arts website, /catalyst or call 1800 590 577.
Other projects already funded through the Queensland Arts Showcase Program include Blue Roo Theatre Company’s three-year collaboration with Opera Queensland on a production of Orpheus in December 2016, the 2016 Cairns Tropical Writers Festival in August, and unique dance collaboration between Torres Strait dancers and Townsville’s Dancenorth resulting in a dynamic new work to premiere in 2017.
An assessment committee made up of OAC staff from the visual arts and craft office,the Deaf and Disability Arts & Access committee as well as artists or arts professionals from the disability arts sector reviews applications and makes recommendations on an ongoing basis.
NEW: The AFA 25th Anniversary Commemorative Art Projects are a one-time funding opportunity to create a legacy artwork, performance, or composition that reflects the evolution of Alberta’s arts community over the past 25 years. A longtime Brookfield resident, former finance executive and political candidate, Howard Lasser, Heart of the Arts honoree, dedicated nearly two years to help the Brookfield Craft Center after they reopened in 2014. In addition to enhancing quality of life, Flint’s arts and cultural organizations are expanding educational opportunities for children and youth throughout Genesee County and contributing to the region’s economic vitality. The best arts young professional organization engage you in the work of the organization. Applications in this program are assessed by a jury made up of artists and arts professionals who are Deaf or who have disabilities.