Tuesday, June 26, 2012
As part of its effort to recognize the role artists play in revitalizing their communities, Ovation television network has partnered with Americans for the Arts to launch a national grant program, innOVATION.
This year's program will award three grants of $25,000, two grants of $10,000, and one viewers' choice award of $15,000.
Inspired by the community-revitalization effort documented in the network's recent original series Motor City Rising, the innOVATION Grant Program is designed to highlight similar stories of arts-focused, neighborhood-renewal initiatives in the United States and provide support to model projects.
To be eligible, applicants must be Americans for the Arts organizational members and must be nominated by an elected community official (mayor, county executive, etc.). Applicants' community-revitalization programs must focus on the arts and have a demonstrated record of success. Only one submission per community will be accepted. Grant recipients will be selected based on their creative, economic, and social impact, as well as their ability to pool public, private, nonprofit, and community efforts to improve and enhance a specific region through arts and culture.
For complete innOVATION grant program guidelines and application procedures, as well as information on becoming an Americans for the Arts organizational member, visit the Americans for the Arts web site.