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TAP Announces 2017-2018 Individual Artist Grant Recipients

The Arts Partnership is pleased to announce the 13 recipients of individual arts partnership grants for 2017-2018. The grants recognize outstanding talent and provide recipients with financial support and other resources to realize their artistic visions, improve their skills and build sustainable careers. For the third year, TAP and Jade Presents have partnered to provide grants specifically to musicians in the Metro.

Over the next year, TAP will feature one of the grantees in this blog post, so that our readers can learn more about the artists, their projects and the artistic process.

The grantees were selected from a pool of 25 applicants. Their proposals were recommended for funding based on artistic accomplishment and promise, impact (on audiences and/or the artist himself/herself) and capacity to execute the project.

The grants range from $250 up to $2,500; this year, a total of $19,670 will be granted to deserving artists and projects.

In addition to funding from Jade Presents, the grants program is supported by donations from individuals. Dayna Del Val, TAP’s President and CEO, noted that TAP initiated the program in 2013 to ensure that local artists working in the full range of the arts – dance, literature, media, music, theatre, traditional and folk arts and craft, and visual arts – have the financial and other resources to be successful. To date, 64 grants to individual artists have been made totaling $65,473.


The Individual Arts Partnership grantees for 2017-2018 are:

Britt Dalice, painter; Anna R. Johnson, printmaker; Anne Kaese, water media artist; Anna Lee, designer/milliner and artist; Cynthia McGuire Thiel, clothing designer; Ray Rea, filmmaker/writer; Meg Spielman Peldo, photographer; Emily Vieweg, poet; and Emily Williams-Wheeler, painter.

The Jade Presents Arts Partnership grantees for 2017-2018 are:

Stephanie Carlson, oboist; Brian Carmona, indie/dream pop musician; Lacey Guck, singer/songwriter; and Max Johnk, bassist and composer.

The funders of the program share TAP’s desire to encourage local artists through tangible support. Art of all kinds has the power to move and affect all of us positively.



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