Cedar City Arts Council selects recipients of mini-grants

CEDAR CITY — As part of its mission to advance the arts in Iron County, the Cedar City Arts Council recently awarded six Artist Mini-Grants — up to $500 each.

Mini-grants went to: Red Rock Singers for a Christmas in July concert complete with dinner; Danielle Dubrasky for a poetry broadside in conjunction with new music to be performed by the Orchestra of Southern Utah in February; tools for Wyett Ihler’s artistic fire barrels; Jay Merryweather’s traveling STEAM art cart for school art education; outdoor easel for Varlerie Orlemann; and percussion instruments for the Learning Tree Preschool.

Valerie Orlemann received funds for an easel to facilitate her outdoor painting, Date and location not given, | Photo courtesy of Valerie Orlemann, St. George News
Valerie Orlemann received funds for an easel to facilitate her outdoor painting, Date and location not given, | Photo courtesy of Valerie Orlemann, St. George News

The Cedar City Arts Council encourages individual artists and arts organizations to apply for the next round of Artists’ Mini-Grants Awards. Applications must be postmarked by Aug. 31.

The mini-grants are financed through membership and are a benefit of CCAC membership. An application and membership information can be found at http://www.cedarcityartscouncil.org

Past mini-grants have supported projects for artists, writers, musicians and dancers with an emphasis on projects that help develop community arts. Grant funds may be used to purchase supplies or equipment, rent displays or performance venues, support mileage or registration costs to attend educational or training sessions, purchase promotional advertising, or other needs as demonstrated in the grant application.

Red Rock Singers, participants in the mini-grant program, Date and location not given | Photo courtesy of Red Rock Singers, St. George News
Red Rock Singers, participants in the mini-grant program, Date and location not given | Photo courtesy of Red Rock Singers, St. George News

It is helpful to include samples of previous work with the application. The CCAC Grants Committee reviews the applications and is pleased to offer several grants each cycle.  Members of the CCAC help fund this project with their memberships to increase the artist offerings of our area.

All of the artists receiving awards are committed to sharing their skills and creations to enhance the cultural atmosphere of Cedar City.  Many of them will present in the upcoming socials presented by the Cedar City Arts Council.  The next social is June 6.

About Cedar City Arts Council

CCAC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the arts in Iron County. Its mission is to foster a thriving arts community in Iron County through advocacy, appreciation, education and support. The organization is completely run by volunteers. All of the funds CCAC receives through donations or memberships are used to help the arts thrive in this community.

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