Artist Grant Now Open

December 6, 2019 Rita Whitney News 0 Comments

The Cultural Alliance of York County Opens New Artist Professional Development Grant

York, PA – Applications are now open for the 2020 Cultural Alliance Artist Professional Development Grant. The grant will provide artists that reside in York County, PA with up to $2,500 for professional development activities which will strengthen their skills as an artist, reach new audiences with their work, and ultimately move the needle in their career.  Funded in partnership with the Charlotte R. Langione Fund and the Walter B. Loucks-Michael Alan Bose Arts Fund of the York County Community Foundation, the artist Professional Development Grant will be awarded quarterly, beginning in January 2020. 

“After engaging with artists through our listening project over the last year, it’s clear that we can do more to contribute to the prosperity of the artists in our community” says Rita Whitney, Director of Engagement and Communications at the Cultural Alliance.  “We also know that there is immense value in investing in the individual development of these artists so that they in turn continue to make York County a culturally rich and relevant place to live and work.” 

In addition to the Artist Professional Development Grant, the Cultural Alliance will also launch an Innovative Artist Award in August of 2020, as well as new streams of funding for arts and culture organizations in the county to receive operational support.

Full Professional Development Grant guidelines, as well as the application can be found at: www.culturalyork.org/apply-for-funding. Any questions regarding the Artist Professional Development Grant should be directed towards Rita Whitney at Rita@culturalyork.org

Founded as a United Arts Fund in 1999, the Cultural Alliance’s annual campaign currently supports eight partner agencies 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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