genARTS Silicon Valley, Call for Proposals: Emerging Artist Initiative

logo_genarts2genARTS Silicon Valley, Call for Proposals: Emerging Artist Initiative 

Deadline: July 1st, 2013

What would you create with $1,000?

From their call: This summer, genARTS Silicon Valley launches its first annual Emerging Artist Initiative, a crowd funding and matching grant program aimed at jumpstarting project development for promising emerging Silicon Valley (San Mateo County, Santa Clara County and Fremont) artists working in any discipline. Through this program, artists could end up with more than $1,000 each to support their proposed artistic projects.

Artists* are invited to apply by completing a brief online form and proposing a project. Approximately five finalists will be selected through a jury panel of established leaders from the Silicon Valley arts community. Each finalist will then work with genARTS to create and launch an campaign. While genARTS will assist in the development and promotion of the project’s crowd funding, artists must be prepared to call upon their networks for support! Artists have two weeks to crowd fund their projects, and genARTS will match the funding raised by each artist, up to $500.

Five finalists will be honored at an Emerging Artists Reception on Thursday, August 8, 2013. At this event, finalists will give short presentations about their artistic practice and proposed projects, and each finalist will be recognized publicly with an award from genARTS. Artists will have five months to develop their projects, which will be showcased at genARTS’ second annual Movers & Shakers event where genARTS honors five arts leaders from the area, held in December, 2013.**

Website link to apply:

*Please note: This program is designed specifically to serve individual artists, not organizations.
**genARTS Silicon Valley recognizes that projects may not be completed by December 2013. In the application, artists must be able to articulate what progress they can reasonably make towards the completion and presentation of their proposed project by December 2013.

Questions? Please contact Ben Daniels,

About: genARTS Silicon Valley is an arts & culture program and professional network dedicated preparing emerging arts professionals to become the next generation of leaders in Silicon Valley through Mentorship, Professional Development and Advocacy.

Deadline for the open call for applications, July 1st, 2013

Jury reviews applications: July 8th – July 15th, 2013

Artists notified of their status and finalists begin work with genARTS to generate crowd funding platform: July 16th, 2013

Call on your networks! 2 week crowd funding campaign! July 22nd – August 5th, 2013

Emerging Artist Reception, date and time TBD…~August 8th, 2013

Artists develop project: August – December 2013

Artists showcase projects at genARTS’ Movers & Shakers event: December 2013

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