Andersen says, "It is so thrilling to see the diversity of grant applicants, and the overall excellent quality of the applications! The Arts Council board loves being able to support such amazing talent in our county!"
Mini-grants are awarded semi-annually to individuals, groups, or organizations in the visual, performing, and literary arts, to support creative endeavors and strengthen communication between artists and the community. The maximum award is $500 per application; a total of up to $3,000 is awarded each year by the CCAC.
The Arts Council's goal is to broaden the cultural landscape in Iron County through unusual, unique, and innovative ideas, events, and projects. This can include developing, emerging, or established artists who desire to enhance their creative process, product, or projects; small arts organizations with an annual budget of less than $25,000 [501(c)(3) non-profit status is not required]; or proposals from K-16 teachers or students that elevate and exceed the scope of the normal curriculum in granting academic credit.
Grant funds may be used to purchase supplies or equipment; rent displays or performance venues; support mileage or registration costs to attend educational or training sessions; purchase promotional advertising; or other needs as demonstrated in the grant application.
For further information about the Cedar City Arts Council Mini-Grant Program, contact Mary Ann Andersen at 435.865.6882 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The guidelines and application are also available on the Arts Council's website: www.cedarcityartscouncil.org.