Monday, May 26, 2008

Nifty grant opportunity for rural communities

A fine grant opportunity is available from the Orton Family Foundation.
The “Art & Soul” project will emphasize storytelling and the use of the arts to involve local residents. Through this engagement, the selected town will begin a process of identifying and protecting its “heart & soul,” those attributes, special places, characteristics and customs that citizens treasure and that connect them to one another and to their town...

The Foundation invites applications from Addison County communities that have a strong rural character, an active network of involved citizens and elected leaders, and an interest in promoting citizen engagement. The Foundation anticipates selecting one (1) community to participate in this 18-month-long pilot project. This community will be eligible for supporting funds, training, technical assistance and an artist-in-residence. Community benefits include: an archive of digital interviews with town residents; an artist in residence and associated works of art; training and technical assistance with community engagement; supporting funds.
Applications are accepted through the end of June.

(thanks to Jane Phinney)

No comments: