Door County Art News: PAA Announces Winter Grant Cycle

The Peninsula Arts Association (PAA) announces the Winter 2009 ArtFUND Grant Cycle and the appointment of new grant administrator, Stephanie St. John.

St. John is an Algoma-based artist who has spent the last few years managing arts projects and working with grants organizations. Last spring, she assisted “Celebration of Life on the Lake” a community clay tile project run by artist, Kirsten Christianson and funded by a Wisconsin Arts Board grant. She currently teaches classes at Clay on Steele in Algoma.

PAA ArtFUND grants are awarded to individuals and organizations located in Door and Northeast Kewaunee Counties, specifically: new or fledgling organizations; projects that are new directions for established arts organizations; projects that introduce new media to an established artist; or a project which provides experiences in the arts to new audiences. Each proposal must have a public component.

Applicants are required to call the PAA office (920.854.1833) with their intent to apply, and to set up an appointment or time for a phone conversation with St. John to discuss their project. Guidance is available for new or first-time applicants in the development of the application.

Parties interested in applying to the PAA ArtFUND may visit for additional specifics on the application process and ArtFUND program goals. Guidelines, budget forms, and applications are also available at the site.

Applicants should note the following dates:

• October 27 – Applications available and the earliest date to call with intent to apply.

• November 28 – Technical review deadline (two copies postmarked).

• December 19 – Six completed applications (1 original plus 5 photocopies postmarked).

• January 18 – Public review meeting at 4 pm at Svalhus, Ephraim.

The PAA ArtFUND is part of the Wisconsin Arts Board Regranting Program, which combines funds from the State of Wisconsin with funds raised locally by the PAA. In partnership with the Wisconsin Arts Board since 1994, the PAA ArtFUND has distributed over $500,000 to local artists and arts organizations.

For additional information contact St. John via email ([email protected]) or phone (920.327.1369).