By Shay Baruffi
Cedar City Arts Council
CEDAR CITY–The Cedar City Arts Council encourages individual artists and arts organizations to apply for the Artists’ Mini-Grants Awards due Aug. 31. The grant application and more information is available at: http://www.cedarcityartscouncil.org/support/quick-grants/.
Past projects have included funding for: scholarships for art classes, lighting equipment for acoustic presenters, patriotic program, easel for a local artist, financial support for a string bass case, music for the children’s choir, registration for art workshops, money to help non-RAP groups pay for a venue rental, and many more projects. The Cedar City Arts Council works to promote and support local art and artists and arts organizations.
Mini-grant funds may be used to purchase supplies or equipment and rent displays or performance venues. Funding may be applied to support mileage or registration costs to attend educational conferences or training sessions, purchase promotional advertising, or other needs as revealed in the grant application. Our goal is to broaden our cultural landscape through unusual, unique, and innovative ideas, events, and projects. We appreciate ideas that have a positive connection to the community and a demonstrable benefit for the Cedar City/Iron County public.
It is useful to include samples of previous work with the application. The Cedar City Arts Council Grants Committee reviews the applications and is pleased to offer several grants each cycle. Members of the Cedar City Arts Council help fund this project with their memberships to increase the artist offerings of our area. Membership information is available at: http://www.cedarcityartscouncil.org/support/membership/.
The mini-grant program started in 2008 and has resulted in the allocation of $38,404, according to Mary Anne Andersen, CCAC Board Member. “Original grantees such as In Jubilo have become successful enough that they now qualify for the RAP (Recreation, Arts, Parks) funds rather than CCAC funds,” said Sara Penny, CCAC VP. The women’s choir performed at the recent CCAC Social celebrating 10 years of the mini-grant program.
The Cedar City Arts Council is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the arts in Iron County. Our mission is to foster a thriving arts community in Iron County through advocacy, appreciation, education, and support. The organization is completely volunteer-run, all of the funds CCAC receives through donations or memberships are used to help the arts thrive in this community.