Fremont Arts Council’s
2018 Luminata Call for Artists, Musicians and other Performers — Art Grants Available
Art Grant Application Deadline: * Friday, August 17th, 2018, by midnight (if requesting funding)
Art Proposal Deadline: September 12, 2019 (for proposals not requesting funding)
Do you have an illuminated creation or performance piece swimming in your mind, in progress, or created and itching to get out into the world? The Fremont Arts Council is seeking proposals for large-scale art installations, movable creations, experiences, and performances for the 2018 Luminata Lantern Festival held at Green Lake Park, Saturday, September 22nd, on the evening of the Autumnal Equinox. We have both unpaid opportunities and artist grants available to support artists to create inspirational art and performance for this event. We are looking for illuminated creations to transform the entire space for the night!
Luminata is production of the Fremont Arts Council (FAC), a community-based celebration arts organization. We value volunteer-ism; community participation; inclusiveness, artistic expression; and the sharing of arts skills.
Luminata is the autumn celebration of the FAC. We celebrate the season of balance, the solar autumn equinox, with a gathering of community for a lantern procession around Green Lake Park. The procession culminates with more art, live acoustic music and hot cider. Luminata is a family friendly, nighttime event from 7:00PM- 10:00PM.
Green Lake Park is a beautiful urban park with a meandering path around a large lake. The Art Council encourages artists to consider the park field clearings, trees, and lake along the procession route for illuminated art installations.
Please consider this:
Applicants: Any artist or artist group who has a vision for something awesome they want to bring to life in front of hundreds of people should send us their proposal. A Federal form W-9 will be required for payment of grant funds in any amount, unless receipts are provided for reimbursement.
Grant Funds: The Luminata Art Grant Fund will provide funding for projects ranging in scale from $100 to $500. Grant funds may be used for artists’ fees, materials and supplies, equipment purchase or rental, travel and transportation. Existing artwork can be re-mounted for exhibition.
Grant funds may NOT be used to stage fundraising events; for project expenses that occur prior to or after the project dates; or for operating costs not directly associated with the event project.
Selection: A selection committee composed of FAC members will review applications and make awards the following Monday, August 20th. This is an open competitive process and, unfortunately, not every applicant will receive funding.
Special consideration given to: