Alaska artists invited to apply for funding

Posted: Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Rasmuson Foundation is inviting Alaska artists to apply for Individual Artist Awards. They range from $5,000 and $12,000 to, in one case, $25,000.

Artists who are currently producing or performing work, are at least 18, and who have lived in Alaska for at least two years are eligible. Eligibility has been expanded to dancers, actors, musicians, vocalists and others who are primarily performing artists.

More information is available at and the deadline is March 1.

Three teleconferences have been scheduled for artists interested in learning more about the awards. The teleconferences will be organized by artistic discipline.

• Tuesday from 6 to 7 p.m.: Literary Arts, Scriptworks and Music Composition

• Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m.: Performance Art, Multi-Discipline, Choreography, Media Arts, Presentation/Interpretation

• January 20, 2011 6- 7 p.m.: Visual Arts, Crafts, Folk/Traditional

To access the teleconferences, call (877) 615-4339, then enter passcode 6117 516#.

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