The City of West Hollywood is pleased to offer the Transgender Arts Initiative Grant, a program initiated by the City Council intended to support and enhance artwork to be presented or exhibited in West Hollywood by transgender artists. Individual artists, artist collectives or groups, and non-profit organizations with a history of supporting transgender artists, are all welcome to apply.
The objectives of the grant program are:
To encourage transgender artists and organizations to create innovative programming and artwork to be presented in the City of West Hollywood or immediately adjacent area or within 1/2 mile of the City limits.
To provide tools and resources to assist transgender artists and organizations to develop their capacity to create and present their works.
To engage residents and visitors with a deeper understanding of the transgender experience through arts, culture, history and educational activities.
To qualify for this grant, the artist, artist collective or organization must plan to hold an art exhibit, performance or screening within the City of West Hollywood or the immediate West Hollywood adjacent area within 1/2 mile of the City limits. If you are unsure of the borders of West Hollywood please see the map found here.
Art projects must take place in calendar year 2020, must be in process by June 30, 2020, and presented by December 31, 2020 (e.g., the theatre performance or art exhibit could take place in the fall of 2020 but rehearsal or pre-production would need to begin by June).
The funding an artist, artist collective, or 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization may receive under this grant is $1,000 - $5,000.
Applicants are encouraged to propose a project that is realistic in scope and achievable within the grant period. All applicants will be initially screened by staff to ensure compliance with the eligibility requirements. Applicants who do not meet these requirements will not be disqualified.
APPLICATION DEADLINE IS 3 P.M. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2019
Please note that all information submitted in this grant becomes public record.
Should you have any questions, please contact the coordinator of this grant, Prentis Bonds, at pbonds.weho.org or (323) 848-6354.
You can learn more about the City of West Hollywood's art projects by visiting www.weho.org/arts.
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