The Bridgeport Arts & Cultural Council is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the Fall 2013 Round of the Mayor’s Neighborhood Arts & Heritage Grant Program. Funded by the City of Bridgeport and administered by the Bridgeport Arts + Cultural Council (BACC), the Program “underscores and furthers Bridgeport’s vibrant artistic and cultural environment and provides artists and cultural institutions with an opportunity to achieve their creative initiatives,” shares Marianne Brunson Frisch, BACC Executive Director.
The Program enriches the quality of life in the City by funding arts and heritage projects and programs, and underserved individuals and organizations are strongly encouraged to apply.
Individual artists, artisans, craft makers and musicians who are residing or creating works at a studio within the City of Bridgeport may apply for a grant of up to $250. Bridgeport organizations with an evidenced visual and/or performing arts or heritage mission and non-profit educational, faith-based or social service organizations offering arts and/or heritage programming may apply for a grant ranging from $500 to $1,000.
The deadline to apply is Tuesday Dec 3rd at noon.
Complete guidelines and application materials are attached below and can also be found online or at the BACC visitor center at the B:Hive, 285 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport, Tuesday through Thursday, 11am to 3pm.
For those interested in learning more, The Bridgeport Arts + Cultural Council will be hosting a public information session on Monday, Nov 18 from 11am-1pm at our “Port-to Port” exhibition space at 140 John Street.
The Mayor’s Neighborhood Arts & Heritage Grant is a highly competitive program, and funding-available twice each year in spring and autumn-is limited.