CONGRATULATIONS 2015 AWARDEES!
DAC will release information about the 2016 granting cycle in late 2015. Please stay tuned to our website, subscribe to our e-newsletter or download this year’s Request for Proposals for more information. For specific questions, please contact Cristie Scott, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2015 REVIEW PROCESS
DAC received 56 proposals from 36 artists out of Bayfield, Dolores, Durango, Ignacio, Mancos and Pagosa Springs, CO, as well as Farmington and Aztec, NM. The total grant requests of $40,500 competed for a modest pool of $5000. In DAC’s second year of the program we experienced a 56% increase in artist response, which enforces our commitment to investing in our regional artists.
In an effort to decentralize visual authority and support a diplomatic review process, DAC engages local community members to evaluate applications and award MicroGrants. This year’s panel included:
- Ted Holteen
- J.M. Jones
- Lori Schell
- Chandler Wigton, 2014 MicroGrant Awardee
Download information about the 2015 MicroGrantees here.
Established by DAC Board Members in 2014, MicroGrants is a visionary funding program for artists in Southwestern Colorado and select counties of Northern New Mexico. Understanding that a financial barrier is oftentimes all that stands in the way of an artists’ next critical step in their career, MicroGrants distributes ten (10) grants totaling $5000 to emerging and established artists, serving as a catalyst to further their work while living and creating in our rural Southwestern communities. This opportunity is open to DAC members as well as non-members.
No matter how ambitious or humble the proposal, MicoGrants aims to support innovation, creative development and maintain momentum in artistic careers. DAC seeks to engage local artists and deepen artistic diversity within Durango and the surrounding communities. Read more about MicroGrants in the news.
DAC acknowledges with sincere appreciation the individuals and organizations that support MicroGrants. This year’s supporters so far include the following:
- John Edens
- Gary and Chris Goold
- Tim Kapustka
- J.M. Jones and Jim Mohle
- Lisa Mackey
- Haz Said
- Carol Salomon and Norman Broad
- Cristie Scott