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Artists invited to apply for Rasmuson Foundation grants


Distinguished Artist candidates are identified through a nomination process. Project Awards are available in 11 artistic disciplines: choreography, crafts, folk and traditional arts, literary arts/scriptworks, media arts, multidiscipline, music composition, new genre, performance art, presentation/interpretation and visual arts. Alaska artists at all stages of their careers can apply for grants in 11 disciplines. The Distinguished Artist is a single, unrestricted grant of $40,000 given to an individual with a history of creative excellence and accomplishment in Alaska. For 2017, Fellowships will be awarded in choreography, crafts, folk and traditional arts, literary arts/scriptworks and performance art. on Jan. Twenty-five Project Awards and 10 Fellowships are awarded annually. Artists must submit an application to be considered for these awards. Fellowships rotate annually. 24 at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center. Artists are encouraged to apply online via rasmuson.org/IAA. There will be a workshop to provide an overview of the grant options and to answer application related questions. Project Awards and Fellowships are grants of $7,500 and $18,000, respectively, that can be used to purchase needed equipment, explore techniques and undertake activities that aid in the artists’ development. Artists invited to apply for Rasmuson Foundation grants
The Rasmuson Foundation is accepting applications for the 2017 Individual Artist Awards program. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, have lived in Alaska more than two years and not received an Individual Artist Award in 2015 or 2016. The one in Juneau will be from noon-1 p.m. The Individual Artist Awards consists of three opportunities: Project Awards, Fellowships and the Distinguished Artist award. The deadline is March 1. Launched in 2004, the Individual Artist Awards program has supported 408 artists in 52 communities across Alaska. Call (877) 366-2700 (toll free in Alaska) for more information.