Seven individual artist grants of up to $6000 will be awarded through a new Artist Fellowship program

Starting June 26, 2012, the City will be accepting applications from individual artists who work professionally in art disciplines, including but not limited to dance, music, theatre & visual arts, poetry/fiction writing, interdisciplinary/performance art, and media arts.

The applicant must be a City of Cincinnati resident during the entire duration of the program, July 1, 2012 – May 31, 2013. The program is being administered through the Cincinnati Recreation Department. Mayor Mallory has appointed a new Cincinnati Arts Allocation Committee to select the winning local artists. The group has tweaked and streamlined the application and reporting process and will choose up to a dozen finalists to be interviewed in October, before final selection of the seven Art Fellowship recipients.

Council member Laure Quinlivan got Council support for $50,000 in funding for individual artist grants and came up with idea to have winning artists participate in two public presentation/performances at the end of the grant period, to showcase their artwork and explain their inspiration.


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