Seattle University MFA students Kristen
Hoskins and Sarah Steininger have started a collaborative project Sprout:
Sustaining Emerging Artists. Sprout is a community grant project
that funds emerging Seattle artists.
Participants pay to attend the Sprout event, where they receive a home-made
dinner and vote on a variety of proposed artist projects. The artist who
receives the most votes is awarded a grant for further work.
“There is a
real culture of urban agriculture and locally sourced food and restaurants in
Seattle,” said Steininger, “and emerging art is a great way to key into that
We had heard about these types of events happening
across the country, and we knew Seattle was a great place to bring this project,”
Hoskins added. Applicants’ proposals are encouraged to be works that are
sustainable, local and forward thinking.
Whitney Aguirre was
the first Sprout grantee for her Central District Women’s Community Dance
Classes and was awarded $1,000
to fund her project. Sprout #2 is
currently accepting entries and will be held at the Fremont
Abbey Arts Center! To participate please submit your proposals to Sprout by
October 24, 2010. The event is for adults 21 and over.
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