Hello out there, all you creative folks,
The Board of Burnt Oranges, Inc. (BOI) hopes you’re all hanging in there, distancing but interacting in meaningful ways. We’re thinking about you! We know a lot of you are creating and sharing art to help get through this bizarre part of our history. Since part of the mission of BOI is to cultivate interactive art and one of our goals is to provide interactive artists an opportunity to express themselves, we came up with a mini-grants program to implement while we’re awaiting the abatement of this pandemic. This will keep our artistic appetites whetted and give us something to do until in-person meet-ups begin again.
Spark the Art is a microgrant program designed for small funding grants ($20) with a rapid turn-around (one month). Here’s how it works:
We’re asking our Burner community (and anyone else who wants to participate – think family, friends, employers) to make a small donation of $5 (more is even better!) to the microgrant fund
Anyone can apply for a $20 grant from this fund to help them create art that can be shared. This could be visual art, sculpture, music, dance (with a video to share), performance art locally…..use your imagination! The grants will come in the form of a $20 Amazon gift card delivered via email or SMS.
- To apply, the program is currently closed.
You don’t have to be a member of the Burn community. Invite your artistic family members and friends to apply, too (and ask them if they’d like to donate $5 or more towards Spark the Art).
We’re asking for a one-month deadline for the completion of your art.
We want to be able to showcase the art digitally from this program at AfterBurn and possibly on our website or Facebook page, so please submit a digital image/recording of your art to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d also like to display your physical art in our Art Gallery at AfterBurn, if it is available.
You can quickly and easily send your donation through our BOI Facebook fundraiser: https://www.facebook.com/donate/579853895981688/
Great news! The BOI Directors have all made personal donations to jumpstart Spark the Art and BOI has matched the first $100! So, get your applications in; it is a first come, first serve basis for the microgrants and there is already more than $250 in funds awaiting you!
Let’s continue to grow and share our creativity and passion, even while we’re all keeping our distance from each other. We will burn again together soon. Until then, let’s Spark the Art!
The Board of Directors
Burnt Oranges, Inc.
P.S. Did you know that if you submit your Amazon orders by signing in through the Amazon Smile website, Burnt Oranges, Inc. can receive a small donation from Amazon? It doesn’t cost you anything extra and it helps support your local artists! Try it out today: Amazon Smile
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