August 10th, 2020
Hello Friends and Artists!
We hope this message finds you well. The hardest part of this whole pandemic travesty is not really knowing how everyone is doing. We have the fragments of national and state information bombarding us but how are all our friends really doing? Please hang in there and know that we can all get through this. Remember, art-making, making music, listening to music, and looking at art really does deliver resilience in dark and uncertain times.
On that note, check out the latest installment of Art Apart. We changed the name from Art at Home - it just sounded too stuck-in-the-house!
We were really encouraged with the attendance and positive feedback for the Bisbee ‘17 online event in July. It was so great to see so many names pop into the feed. We intend to continue delivering cultural and creative opportunities electronically!
We would love to hear from Bisbee artists - do you have an idea that would work perfectly in an online delivery? A poetry event, an experimental sound project? Can we help deliver it to the public? To all the 2-d artists and sculptors- Are you comfortable sharing your work online?
Do you want to participate in a call for work electronically? Now is the time to sharpen your photography skills and take pictures of your work! We want to see what you are working on these days. We have photography tips in Art Apart just for that reason.
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Thank you to WESTAF and the National Endowment for the Arts!
Central School Project has received much needed funding for general operations!
WESTAF CARES Relief Fund for Organizations is a competitive grant program supported by the National Endowment for the Arts through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed by Congress and signed into law in March 2020. The WESTAF CARES Relief Fund has provided general operating support to 45 eligible arts and culture organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications were assessed on the following criteria: inclusivity, demonstrated need, artistic and cultural merit, and public and community benefit. Awards of up to $20,000 were made to organizations across the WESTAF 13-state region with at least one grant awarded per state.