I was recently awarded a grant through MakeWork, part of the CreateHere initiative in Chattanooga. The funds will be used over the course of a year to develop an entirely new body of work. Check back often for updates.
From the MakeWork website:
In Chattanooga, we take our artists seriously, so we support them financially. MakeWork is an arts grant program open to emerging and established artists and artisans within a 50-mile radius of Chattanooga. The core mission of the program is to stimulate our city’s creative economy and empower artists and artisans with the tools to succeed and grow. Rising and established artists alike are eligible for assistance for studio rental, tools, workshops, and those “someday-I´d-love-to” projects.
Adding to the bottom line of creativity. It’s a beautiful thing.
MakeWork debuted in January 2008. Since then the program has awarded $450,000 to 55 artists and artisans, an investment in Chattanooga’s creative community that has stimulated cultural and economic development for our entire city. MakeWork recipients include cheesemakers, portrait artists, musicians, cutting edge graphic designers, and performing artist. Along with sharing their work with the community, MakeWork artists commit to attend sustainability sessions through SpringBoard and participate in a showcase of their work.
Granting to the arts, rather than taking them for granted.
Join us for a Public Showcase on Friday, July 23, 2010 from 6 to 9 PM at CreateHere.
This event will be an opportunity to meet past and present MakeWork recipients and hear about the projects that will take place during the 2010 cycle.
This year 153 Chattanooga area artists and artisans applied, requesting just over $1.6 million. We are pleased to announce that the following applicants were selected for funding as part of the 2010 MakeWork Grant Cycle:
Recipient Name | Discipline
Nora Bernhardt | Visual Arts (3D)
Book Arts Teaching Studio
Wendy & Brandon Buckner | Culinary Arts
A Sweet Tooth for Growth and Knowledge
Aaron Cabeen | Visual Arts (3D)
Equipment Provision for Original Furniture Production
Carlos Colon | Performing Arts
Latin Beat Percussion Classes
Shane Darwent | Visual Arts (2D)
The Flag in Our Hands: A lens based look into America during 2009
Matthew Downer | Other
Slowtime Field Recordings
Linda Duvoisin | Visual Arts (2D)
Linda Edits on the Fly
Caleb Ludwick | Literary Arts
SOUTHSIDE: Eight Short Stories in the Verbal and the Visual
Frances McDonald | Other
Workshops on Public Art Collaborations
Mark Mcleod | Visual Arts (3D)
The Fiscal Asset Management Program (FAMP)
Bridget Miller |Visual Arts (3D)
Creative Eco-Friendly Clothing Line by Astronette: Spring/Summer Collection 2011
Christopher Oughtred |Visual Arts (2D)
Marketing my existing business, North Light Imaging, by creating a stronger web presence (rebuilding my website)
Leif Ramsey |Visual Arts (2D)
Black Friday, a 90-minute documentary film
Justin Wilcox|Performing Arts
Transportation Grant for Moonlight Bride