SIERRA ARTS FOUNDATION NEWS RELEASE – Sierra Arts Foundation announces a call to artists for its “Grants to Artists” program serving student and professional artists of visual, performing (dance, music, theatre, film), or literary arts within the 100-mile radius of Reno. The deadline for submissions is May 22, 2014 with grants being awarded in July of 2014 coinciding with an exhibition of recipients’ work at the Sierra Arts Gallery for Artown 2014. Grants for professionals are $1000 and for students $500 and are not tied to a particular project or proposal.
Any individual artist residing within a 100-mile radius of Reno may submit an application. Students are considered anyone in high school or pursuing an associate, bachelor’s, or master’s degree full-time in any field of study. Previous recipients of “Grants to Artists” are ineligible for a period of three years regardless of change in artistic discipline or classification categories. Artists presented with the prestigious Rosemary MacMillan Award for Lifetime Excellence after 1999 are also exempt.
Applications can be filled out, including uploading materials, online at www.sierra-arts.org or hardcopies may picked up at Sierra Arts, 17 South Virginia Street #120, Reno, in the historic Riverside Building.
For more information visit Sierra Arts on the web at www.sierra-arts.org or call 775-329-2787.
The Sierra Arts Foundation’s mission as a local arts agency is to be the region’s premier arts organization with an emphasis on teaching, nurturing and supporting the arts in our community. Sierra Arts strives to provide education opportunities for artists of all ages, as well as development and training, financial support and promotional and marketing assistance. Sierra Arts creates and manages spaces and venues throughout our community for artists to perform and display their work.
Miriam Hodgman is originally from San Francisco. She previously was the communications coordinator for the largest hunger-relief organization in Sonoma County, California. She has a bachelor’s degree in American history, with a minor in American Indian studies, from San Francisco State University, and has a master’s degree in public administration from Sonoma State University. She enjoys training a variety of martial arts.