Creative Pinellas Partners with Pinellas Community Foundation on the New ACT II Artist Grant
(Largo, FL) – Creative Pinellas, the County’s Local Arts Agency, announced the launch of the Pinellas Community Foundation ACT II Artist Grant, aimed to assist in the recognition and support of artists aged 60+ who embody the practice of aging in place and, through their creative work, inspire other artists and art lovers and help in the understanding of the aging process.
The ACT II Artist Grant is one of several programs Pinellas Community Foundation will initiate during May, in recognition of Older American Month. Through their partnership with Creative Pinellas, the Pinellas Community Foundation is offering four grants of $2,000 each for a total of $8,000. The focus of the grant funding will be toward the creation of original works of art that explore the concept of aging: emotionally, intellectually and physically. Work created during the grant period will be exhibited and/or performed at the Pinellas Community Foundation Annual Meeting in the winter of 2019.
The application period opens May 7, 2018, and interested artists can apply through 11:59 p.m. (EST) June 11, 2018. Applications will be accepted in the following artistic disciplines: choreography, interdisciplinary art, media arts, music composition, theater/musical theater, and visual art.
“While supporting the needs of a variety of nonprofit agencies, Pinellas Community Foundation also selects a particular issue each year to explore solutions with community partners. In 2018, the issue is aging and how to create an age-friendly community,” says Leah Slavensky, Director of Community Impact for Pinellas Community Foundation. “Who better to capture and communicate the vitality and vulnerability of aging than the artist experiencing his or her own transformation?”
In addition to funding, Pinellas Community Foundation ACT II Artist Grant recipients are also eligible to receive professional support from Creative Pinellas through its Arts Business Incubator programs and workshops. All ACT II Artist Grant applicants will gain access to free and/or discounted tuition to development programs and seminars hosted by Creative Pinellas and its program partners.
Links to the online application, grant guidelines, frequently asked questions and a sample application are available at www.creativepinellas.org and www.pinellascf.org. For questions or technical assistance with the ACT II Artist Grant application contact Christopher Hubbard, Creative Pinellas programs manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 727-582-2242.