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Learn about COVID-19 ArtWorks program Thursday & apply by October 26

October 12, 2020 – News

Unemployed and under-employed Juneau artists and creative workers working in all genres are invited to submit a proposal for the COVID-19 Juneau ArtWorks Program. The goal of the program is to create employment for artists who’ve lost gigs, had contracts or events canceled, been laid off, or have otherwise been put in a vulnerable position due to the COVID‐19 pandemic. The application deadline is 5 p.m. on Monday, October 26. Find more information and apply here.

ArtWorks is funded with a $300,000 Juneau Assembly appropriation from federal CARES Act money. The Juneau Arts and Humanities Council (JAHC) is administering the program. JAHC will host a Q&A session about the program this Thursday, October 15, at 5 p.m. via Zoom. Meeting information is available here.

For the program, JAHC is seeking proposals for art projects that serve as a record of the COVID-19 pandemic’s effects on the community. The artwork may be long-lasting or temporary, and in any artistic genre. It can offer lessons learned, guidance for community wellbeing in the future, or reflect ways to weave the community together — to help Juneau survive, learn, and grow from this very challenging time.

Again, the deadline to apply for ArtWorks is Monday, October 26, at 5 p.m. The request for proposal and application instructions can be found at jahc.org/artworks-grant.

For more information, contact the JAHC’s Nancy DeCherney at 586-2787 or info@jahc.org.