ArtsAccelerator 2014 Grant Projects and Artists
ArtsAccelerator is an incentive grant for visual artists who are at a critical juncture in their career. Annually, ArtsAccelerator provides five grants of $5,000 each to visual artists from the greater Memphis communtiy to enhance the artist's overall work or career. The grant will suppot visual artists residing in Shelby County. In 2014, we're awarded competitive grants totaling $17,500 to six individual artists. In addition, ArtsAccelerator offers free seminars and workshops to help local artists hone their networking and business skills.
Read this article from the Commercial Appeal, ArtsMemphis offers individual Arts Accelerator grants to propel artists' careers.
"This new project, called Cosmos, involves a synthesis of all my previous ways of working. To make this happen I need to carefully craft my studio space, in my home, with a plain backdrop, light and a projector…and strengthen my digital darkroom with more computer memory and access to Photoshop. The ArtsAccelerator Grant is making this possible." Read more about Stephanie and her work. >>click here
"Funding from ArtsMemphis will also allow me to expand my studio practice to work in a new field in the already fruitful territory of the artist’s book. Additionally, the small print run (of one hundred copies) will allow me to share the intimate experience of viewing these small drawings with people at exhibitions and through venues that specialize in artist’s books." Read more about Hamlett and his work. >>click here
"I am making some of the best work of my 30+ years of painting, and I wish to avail myself of every opportunity to make the work stronger and hopefully broaden its critical audience. The ArtsAccelerator grant allows me to continue this body of paintings utilizing natural elements to make complex and absorbing images. While, exposing the work to new influences and a new audience." Read more about Beth and her work.>>click here
"Right now; for me, home is where the art is. Glitch has been the ongoing transformation of what was once my living room and is now a collection of murals that are constantly being modified over time. The walls present a visual anthology of the space's history. While its primary function is a place where artists can have the chance to show work without a fee to do so, the entire space has become an installation piece and continues to evolve over time." - Read more about Adam and his work.click here
"This grant will allow me to be more supported in art making and it will be a relief to have a proper process in place to photograph, archive, post and display the work I'm currently producing. Having the freedom and resources to complete these things in my own space and on my own time will help me feel more in control of my process. The grant will certainly help me expand my profile as an artist." Read more about Johnathan and his work. >>click here