Hi Artists + Friends,
I am thrilled to announce a new project giving mini-grants in the form of per-day stipends to visual artists to create new public art that promotes community health and resilience during the coronavirus crisis.
This is a project employing both a) artists struggling economically, and b) volunteer artists who want to help out in solidarity. Paid artists must be from Davis environs, working/studying, or selling work here.
The project has two components:
-- #healthisinourcommunity uses sidewalk stencils with hip, humorous health messages to promote social distancing, mask wearing, hand washing and other smart stuff.
-- #planforresilience uses temporary murals in parks and plazas to honor public holidays while reflecting on long-term resilience and planning.
Read more about both projects. Artists can participate in 1 or both projects.
Apply for a mini-grant ASAP or as a volunteer artist HERE. Applications reviewed on a rolling basis, starting April 30, and continuing through May 30. My goal here is to get work and money to artists who need it as quickly as possible -- please apply today!
Studies have shown that art makes public health programs more effective and impactful. All projects will be created while following public health guidelines including wearing masks, sanitizing hands, and physically distancing. #ArtsAreEssential
Got questions? Ask away at firstname.lastname@example.org and 530-302-7143.
This project is supported, in part, by a generous grant from the City of Davis Arts & Cultural Affairs program. THANK YOU City of Davis!