New granting program to provide small-sum grants to support the studio practices of local artists.
The Nasher Sculpture Center announces the launch of the Nasher Sculpture Center Artist Microgrants, a program to provide financial support to North Texas artists through the distribution of small-sum grants. The Artist Microgrants are awards that range from $250 to $1000 and are offered to local artists on a twice-annual basis to help further their personal or professional development. The microgrants aim to champion artistic excellence and encourage innovation, collaboration and engagement within the local visual art community. In addition, by bringing in jurors from the international and regional art communities to meet the grant recipients and discuss their work, Nasher Artist Microgrants will help bridge the gap between the North Texas art scene and the world.
“As a cultural center, it is essential that Dallas make an investment in its working artists to help foster and network this ever-growing creative ecosystem,” says Nasher Director Jeremy Strick, “and the Nasher Sculpture Center is proud to aid in the enrichment of this invaluable aspect of our city. We look forward to watching the continued growth of this rich artistic community.”
The jurors for the inaugural granting of Nasher Artists Microgrants are Dallas artists Frances Bagley, Annette Lawrence, and John Pomara and the Chicago-based artist Tony Tasset, as well as Nasher Assistant Curator Leigh Arnold and Nasher Curator of Education Anna Smith.
Local artists are encouraged to submit an application for review by April 3, 2015. Grantee winners will be announced on May 1, 2015.
The Nasher Sculpture Center Artist Microgrants are now accepting submissions from artists currently residing in North Texas (Dallas, Tarrant, Denton, Collin, Hunt, Rockwall, Kaufman, Navarro, Ellis, Johnson, Somervell, Erath, Palo Pinto Hood, Parker or Wise County).
Applications can be found at: http://www.nashersculpturecenter.org/artist-microgrants
Applicants are encouraged to check the Nasher website for further information and future open call dates.