The Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts is pleased to announce a new initiative: CSPA Supports.
â€œThe CSPA Supports grant program is designed to support the projects of our members as they consider issues of sustainability (ecological, economic, or cultural) in their professional work,â€ comments Miranda Wright, co-founder of the CSPA.
â€œSince founding the CSPA, it has been our goal to offer grants or commissions by re-investing a large percentage of any profit we earn back into the arts. Â Â We hope this initiative will enable artists to work on projects that are meaningful to them, and projects that could impact the publicâ€™s perception of what sustainability means.â€
Artists from all genres (and cross genres) are encouraged to apply, including those working in public art, installation, live performance, or digital work. Applicants must be current members of the CSPA. Â Members of the CSPA receive a variety of other benefits, including an annual book selection, subscriptions to the CSPA Quarterly and Mammut Magazine, monthly e-newsletters, and opportunities to submit articles, essays, and information to the CSPAâ€™s multi-faceted knowledge network.
Grants will support materials, creative fees, documentation, travel, and communications related to a proposed project. Â International applications are accepted, and projects may take place anywhere in the world. Â The application consists of an online form, short essay questions, and a proposed budget. The deadline for round one of CSPA Supports is March 1, 2011.
To join the CSPA, visit www.sustainablepractice.org/join-the-cspa
To apply for a CSPA Supports grant, and for grant guidelines, visit www.sustainablepractice.org/cspasupports