The Rossland Council for Arts and Culture is accepting applications from artists and art groups for COVID resiliency grants. Photo: Jim Bailey

The Rossland Council for Arts and Culture is accepting applications from artists and art groups for COVID resiliency grants. Photo: Jim Bailey

Resiliency grants open for Rossland artists

Artists are eligible for cash awards of up to $5,000 per application for COVID resiliency grants

The Rossland Council for Arts and Culture is once again able to offer local artists and arts groups an opportunity to apply for a resiliency award.

With the generous support of the BC Arts Council, the awards help mitigate the impacts of the COVID 19 pandemic on local artists, and arts and culture organizations. It is hoped that these awards will be used to fund art works and projects that will generate work for local artists, and retain the cultural capacity of our community.

“We are so excited to be able to support local artists above our regular programming through the funding we have received from the BC Arts Council,” said Meghan Hall, the RCAC’s Administrator in a release. “COVID-19 hit the arts community hard and we’re just glad we can pay it forward to local artists.”

This is in support of the reopening of local venues, and the restart of exhibitions and performances, now the current public health orders have been lifted. The awards are intended to develop artistic works that will be shared with audiences, and arts and culture lovers in the Rossland community.

In order to qualify the applicant must demonstrate that the award will be used to fund a local artist, or local arts and culture production, generate an artistic work that will be shared with or benefit the Rossland community, and ensure that the art work or project can be completed by Dec. 15, 2022.

Artists are eligible for cash awards of up to $5,000 per application and only one application shall be allowed per artist or organization.

All qualifying applications will be reviewed by a jury of RCAC board members to determine which proposals will receive the Resilience Award.

Applicants who were not recipients of the 2021 Resilience Awards shall be given preference over those awarded funds under last year’s program.

Successful applicants will be notified by Thursday 30 June, 2022. The jury’s decisions shall be final.

Successful applicants will receive 50 per cent of the amount awarded upon notification. The balance of the award will be paid on receipt of satisfactory evidence that the project has been completed.

To apply, contact Meghan Hall at rosslandarts@gmail.com to get the application document. Deadline for applications is Friday, June 24.

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