gar Galveston Artist Residency



IDEA FUND INFO SESSIONS AT GAR!

IDEA FUND INFO SESSIONS AT GAR!

Thursday, October 9 2014 from 6:30 - 8PM -

The Galveston Artist Residency is excited to be hosting an info session for the Idea Fund, a re-granting program administered by DiverseWorks, Aurora Picture Show, and Project Row Houses and funded by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.  The info session will take place in the GAR Gallery on Thursday, October 9th from 6:30 - 8pm.

The Idea Fund Announces Round 7 Information Sessions, New Funding Levels, and Eligibility Criteria

The Idea Fund, a re-granting program administered by DiverseWorks, Aurora Picture Show, and Project Row Houses, and funded by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts announces its seventh round of funding for artist-generated or artist-centered projects that exemplify the unconventional, interventionist, conceptual, entrepreneurial, participatory, or guerrilla artistic practices.

THE IDEA FUND ROUND 7 APPLICATION INFORMATION

Deadline:  Monday, November 3, 2014

Online application portal and information at https://diverseworks.submittable.com/submit

NEW FUNDING LEVELS

The Idea Fund will now provide up to 12 cash awards at three distinct levels: Spark ($1,000), Catalyst ($4,000), and Stimulus ($7,000).

GEOGRAPHIC ELIGIBILITY

Since The Idea Fund’s inception in 2008, the program has provided direct support for 60 innovative arts projects involving more than 350 artists from across Texas. Given the strength and number of past applications from the Houston and Gulf Coast areas, and the ability of the three partner organizations to provide mentorship to funded artists, The Idea Fund is returning to its original geographic scope of the greater Houston metropolitan area. The lead artist of a proposed project must reside in one of the following counties: Harris, Galveston, Brazoria, Fort Bend, Waller, Chambers, Liberty, or Montgomery. The Idea Fund will support individual artists, curators, collectives, collaboratives, or partnerships.

THE IDEA FUND ROUND 7 JURORS:

Ben Davis, Writer, Critic, and Executive Editor, Blouin Artinfo

Ruth Estevez, Gallery Director and Curator, REDCAT, Los Angeles

Carrie Schneider, Houston-based artist and 2012 Idea Fund Recipient

The Idea Fund is the second re-granting initiative of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, following the pilot program, Alternative Exposure, administrated by Southern Exposure in San Francisco, CA. It is structured to provide artists with quick access to substantial financial support for projects that might not otherwise have access to funding.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Rachel Cook, tif@diverseworks.org or (713) 223-8346

Web: www.TheIdeaFund.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Idea-Fund/137799019026?fref=ts

Twitter: @theideafund


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