Wednesday, January 16, 2019     Volume: 19, Issue: 45

Santa Maria Sun / Art

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Grants available for Santa Maria Valley artists and performers


Artists and performers can now apply for the Santa Maria Arts Council's Lester B. Hayes Project and Performance Grant. The total available amount for the grant is $1,000.

The goal of these grants is to support Santa Maria Valley programs through short-term projects that enhance the arts. Emphasis of the project should be on youth programs supporting the arts and developing students' artistic awareness. The applicant/organization must reside in the geographical area served by the Santa Maria Arts Council and must present activities that take place in that area and that benefit Santa Maria Valley residents.

Organizational applicants must be able to demonstrate, or find a sponsor that can show proof of, nonprofit 501(c)3 status, unless they're applying under the umbrella of governmental entities, schools, or city agencies and departments.

The applicant must comply with fair labor standards and pay professional performers, artists, and related or supporting personnel at the minimum compensation level for persons employed in similar activities. The judges may adjust award amounts at their discretion. The decision of the judges is final. Deadline is April 27 at 4 p.m.

For more information or to download an application, visit

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