Second round of Artists in Residence Grants application available
This summer, community art projects – everything from music classes to a printing press to a documentary about neighborhood residents – have been springing up in North Shore Collinwood thanks to the Artists in Residence Grant program. Now, the application and guidelines for the winter round of Artists in Residence grants are available. This grant program is part of a two-year neighborhood arts initiative of Northeast Shores and the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture designed to support artists in the community and get them more involved in making the neighborhood an even better place to live. The grant program will award neighborhood artists with grants of up to $7,500 to support their community focused art projects. In total, Artists in Residence will invest a total of $125,000 to support these projects; $30,000 was awarded in May for projects taking place this summer, $45,000 will be awarded in this round for projects that will take place between November of this year and March of next year and the final round will award $50,000 for projects taking place next summer. Grant winners will be selected by a panel of neighborhood residents and local community experts through a competitive process.
Any artist over the age of 16 with a great idea for improving North Shore Collinwood through art can apply as long as they live in or work 15 hours per week in the neighborhood can apply. The projects should be focused on the blocks surrounding the Waterloo Arts and Entertainment District and should focus on celebrating community residents, improving public safety, increasing the awareness of the community’s assets or inspiring and involving youth. This initiative will provide a great opportunity to strengthen our community through art.
Pick up a paper application at Northeast Shores or visit www.cultureforward.org/Our-Programs/Residence/Grants for an electronic version. Please contact Seth Beattie at Northeast Shores at (216) 481-7660 with any questions regarding this grant program.
Mariel Behnke is an intern at Northeast Shores