Friday, February 7, 2014

United Arts wants to make it rain

Posted By on Fri, Feb 7, 2014 at 4:22 PM

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Okay we all know a bucket-load of people who have some amazing ideas but no money to make it happen. In fact, I'm usually one of those people. Thankfully there are ways to get that money that don't include scraping my knees and messing up my lipstick.

If you are an individual artist practicing in the fields of literature, film, performing or visual arts with a resume showing regular and ongoing efforts for over 2-3 years, then you have an opportunity to get a big fat check ($2,500) from United Arts y'all.

The funds can be used for artist fees, materials or supplies, space rental... basically the essentials to help you bring that beautiful idea baby out into the world. You can't use it for things like computers, hub caps, bad debts, tuition or vacation expenses though so settle down.

Past grant-funded projects have included music workshops, photography projects and a series of animated shorts made in collaboration with fifth-grade girls. Main Street districts like Audubon Park and Ivanhoe Village can help you find locations for gallery shows and events if you're a little scared of putting yourself out there, so you don't have an excuse to just sit on your porch pining for a more arts friendly community. They're basically throwing money at you. So click right HERE and start filling in the blanks guys, because Orlando can only get better if you're out there sharing your mojo with it.

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