Artists Work Grant Program: Second Round Of Recipients Announced

Monday, April 19, 2021

ArtsBuild, Public Art Chattanooga and the Southeast Tennessee Development District announce the recipients of the second round of the Artists Work Grant program. The Artists Work Grant program, established in October 2020, provides funding to individual artists, artist studios and non-profit arts organizations to produce artworks for public spaces in Chattanooga. Funding for the program is provided by the city of Chattanooga, Lyndhurst Foundation, Benwood Foundation and the Footprint Foundation. 

The new grant program received a high volume of applications in the first and second rounds, with a diverse range of proposals. In this second round, a total of $98,153 was awarded to seven recipients in the following two grant categories:

Exhibition & Performance
John Beder for a documentary film called The Civil Case
Charlie Newton for an exhibition of oil paintings at Stove Works entitled Black Bible
Playful Evolving Monsters for community puppetry workshops, performances, and the Get Off the Grid Festival
Doors Open Jazz for a summer jazz performance festival

Public Art
Jacklyn Anderson for a mural called “Important Matters” on the back patio of Sluggo’s Vegan Café
Stove Works for “Oracular Rooftop,” an interactive rooftop sculpture
La Paz Chattanooga for a mural at the new Latinx community center

Applications for the third and final grant review are now being accepted. The deadline for applications is Friday, May 14.

For more details about the guidelines, terms and the types of artworks that will be considered, as well as the application, please visit https://artsbuild.gosmart.org/. For Artists Work Grant questions, information, and consultation, contact Miriam Manda, Manager of Grants & Community Engagement, 777-4214, miriam@artsbuild.com. For application technical support, contact Sara Lee Tolbert, Office Manager/Administrative Assistant, 777-4215, saralee@artsbuild.com.



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Weekly Road Construction Report

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