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City Seeks Sculpture Entries, Grant Proposals
By Charlotte Kovalchuk, Hello Georgetown Contributor
Through its calls for sculpture entries and grant proposals, the city’s Arts and Culture Board hopes to continue enhancing Georgetown’s art scene and help organizations enrich the community.
People can submit applications for the 2020-2021 annual Georgetown Sculpture Tour, a year-long, outdoor exhibit in the downtown area. The deadline to enter is August 1 and each applicant may submit up to three sculptures for consideration.
The tour is one of the Georgetown Arts and Culture Program’s first community public art projects and helps the board fulfill its vision of becoming a nationally recognized arts destination by 2030. Georgetown sculptor Dar Richardson of the Texas Society of Sculptors and Library Director Eric Lashley launched the tour in 2009. After years of leading the Sculpture Tour, Dar asked the city to take over the event’s selection process.
To enter a sculpture application, visit https://arts.georgetown.org/call-for-entries-2019-2020-city-of-georgetown-sculpture-tour/.
The Arts and Culture Board is also seeking grant proposals for art, music, theater, dance and cultural heritage events and programs taking place in Georgetown between October 2020 and March 2021. Nonprofit organizations, schools and informal arts and culture organizations creating arts and culture programs or public events are eligible to apply. The deadline for proposals is July 31.
“Members of the Arts and Culture Board believe a vibrant arts community and cultural offerings are good for the quality of life for residents, will attract visitors, and will assist Georgetown in becoming a nationally recognized arts destination by 2030,” said Amanda Still, the city’s Arts and Culture coordinator. “The grant program helps develop and strengthen our local arts community by contributing funding to arts and culture programming that enhances our local community.”
Special consideration is given for programs that meet one or more of the following criteria:
- Are free admission
- Include outreach to populations that are traditionally underrepresented
- Have a cultural tourism or economic impact, such as events that may attract people who also attend other arts and culture venues or events, stay overnight, shop or dine in Georgetown
The current grant cycle is also offering COVID relief funding to arts and culture organizations affected between March and September 2020.
To submit a grant application, visit https://arts.georgetown.org/grants/.