The Cultural Alliance of York County Announces $10,000 Artist Innovator Award

March 6, 2020 Rita Whitney News 0 Comments

York, PA – Beginning in August of 2020, and continuing annually, the Cultural Alliance of York County will present two unrestricted cash awards of $10,000 each to York County artists who demonstrate exemplary technical proficiency, artistic expression and innovation in their field. The “Artist Innovator Awards” are open to all types of artists living in York County for at least 1 year, by creating a portfolio on www.York365.com.

The Artist Innovator Award was created to showcase the artistic excellence that exists in York County, and is part of a new tier of funding launched by the Cultural Alliance in 2020 specifically for individual artists.  In addition to the Artist Innovator Awards, the Cultural Alliance also recently administered the first round of new quarterly Artist Professional Development Grants, in order to provide necessary funding for artists to move the needle on their career.

To be considered for the Artist Innovator Awards, artists may choose to enter their portfolios into 1 of 6 categories for adjudication: Music, Dance, Visual Arts, Literary Arts, Performing Arts, and Screen/Film.  Six finalists for the awards will be selected by a nationwide panel of jurors, with two awardees then chosen from the six finalists.

The deadline for artists in York County to create a portfolio on York365.com and be considered for the prize is June 30th, 2020. For more information, including instructions for creating a portfolio visit www.culturalyork.org/artistinnovatoraward.  Please contact Kelley@culturalyork.org or Rita@culturalyork.org or call 717-812-9255 with any questions.

Founded as a United Arts Fund in 1999, the Cultural Alliance’s annual campaign currently powers arts organizations and artists that are essential to arts and culture in our community and over the last 20 years has invested over $10.4 million in cash and $2.2 million in in-kind support for the arts.   Under its new more inclusive and diverse operating model, The Cultural Alliance will be expanding its funding to further grow and strengthen arts and culture in York County.

For more information, call the Cultural Alliance at 717-812-9255, visit our website at www.culturalyork.org, visit the Cultural Alliance of York on Facebook, and follow @CulturalYork on Instagram.

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