Made on the Coast Offers $1,500 Grant to Emerging Artists

The application process for selection of an Emerging Artist for the Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival will open on Jan. 30.

For the first time Made on The Coast, a subcommittee of the Half Moon Beautification Committee, is offering a $1,500 grant to an emerging artist for the Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival.

The application process for selection of an Emerging Artist will open on Jan. 30, 2014.

The Made on the Coast (MoTC) Emerging Artists Program (EAP) provides financial support to developing or established professionals by funding a project pivotal to the advancement of their careers as artists. Pivotal projects may happen at different stages of a career. Therefore Emerging Artists Program grants are not restricted to un-established artists.

An emerging artist is an artist who has mastered basic techniques in her/his art form and who is attempting to launch a professional career in the arts or an artist taking his/her established career in a new direction. An artist is not required to have any particular degree or type of education to qualify as an emerging artist.

Local artists are encouraged to apply to receive a grant of up to $1,500 to help further their artistic work. The artist(s) selected for this grant will receive the financial award, as well as a booth at the Made on the Coast Local’s Block of the Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival on Sunday, October 19, 2014.

The emerging artist is required to be at least 18 years old as of January 1, 2014 and must be local as defined by the Made on The Coast event. Local artists are anyone living on the San Mateo coast and/or who have a studio on the coast, at the time of application deadline and on the date of the Art and Pumpkin Festival (October 19, 2014). For the purposes of Made on the Coast, “local” is defined as Montara to Pescadero, and from the ocean to Skyline Blvd in San Mateo County, including the cities of Montara, Moss Beach, Princeton, El Granada, Half Moon Bay, La Honda, and Pescadero.

Made On The Coast is committed to recognizing and supporting emerging local artists with grants of up to $1,500, a booth at the festival, and the attendant publicity. Artist applications will be reviewed by the EAP grant committee; the selected artist will be notified by mid-March 2014.

Applications and the grant guidelines are available online here. Applications are due by Feb. 28, 2014.


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