COLORADO ARTS RELIEF FUND
The Colorado Arts Relief Fund provides $7.5 million to support arts, cultural and entertainment artists, crew members, and organizations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. DEADLINE JANUARY 8, 2021.
Funding through this bill will be distributed through two separate grant applications:
Colorado Arts Relief—Business and Organization
Colorado Arts Relief—Individuals
Funding can be used to cover any personal or business expense. For individuals, grant awards are one-time flat amounts up to $2,500. For organizations, the funding amount will be based on the size of your organization’s cash operating revenue loss from 2019 to 2020.
This funding initiative was passed by the State of Colorado legislature during the First Extraordinary Session of the 72nd General Assembly from the Small Business Relief Program created in Section 4-48.5-316, enacted by Senate Bill 20B-001.
Organizations and businesses applying for the Colorado Arts Relief Fund are not eligible to apply or receive funds from the small business relief program outlined in section 24-32-129 in Senate Bill 20B-001.
For more information on how individuals and organizations can apply, please click on this link: Colorado Office of Economic Development
LYONS ARTS AND HUMANITIES COMMISSION = PUBLIC ART
The Lyons Arts and Humanities Commission (LAHC) and the Town of Lyons announce a call for artists for entries in their public art collection now known as the heARTS of LYONS. It intends to judiciously expand its current outdoor art collection through the careful selection of an additional six high quality pieces.
To be considered for this two-year commitment, artists are encouraged to do an online submission for up to three pieces for juried consideration for a one time $30 submission fee. (Submit Online). The window for submissions is now through FEBRUARY 22, 2021. The Town of Lyons and the LAHC have identified where placement of art is permissible and will assist with the installation of mounting blocks and placards for each piece adding to this outstanding opportunity for high visibility. Artists are paid a $750 honorarium (paid in two installments) for a two-year placement. Artists are encouraged to sell their work showcased in this main high-traffic corridor to Rocky Mountain National Park; if the existing work sells, the expectation is that said piece is replaced by a comparable piece in a timely fashion for the duration of the two-year contract.
For further details, please contact Melinda Wunder
Visit Lyons Arts & Humanity Commission’s website.
Last Agenda posted December 7; Last Minutes posted August 8, 2020.
COLORADO ARTS RELIEF FUND