by Barbara Ras

Artist Foundation of San Antonio Issues Open Call for 2015 Award Applications through November 8

Ten $5,000 Grants to Be Awarded to Local Artists:
bringing our support to $627,000 to 112 Artists since 2006

Ten Years StrongForLocal Artists

SAN ANTONIO (OCTOBER 6, 2015) -- The Artist Foundation of San Antonio (AF) has issued its10thopen call for the 2015 award applications. The deadline to apply is Sunday, November8 at midnight. Up to Ten $5,000 awards will be made in the categories of Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Literary Arts, Media Arts, Multidisciplinary Arts,Set Design and Costume Design. Interested artists can find additional details and apply online at www.artistfound.org or write to info@artistfound.org for more information. Awards will be announced in January, 2016.

Free Application Workshops are October 14, 2015 and November 3, 2015 -- 6pm-8pm (both days) at Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex.

Since 2006, the Artist Foundation has granted over $550,000 to 102 San Antonio artists. The grants awarded this year will increase the number of artists affected to 112 and the amount of money awarded to $627,000. The awards are evident in new creative work shown at exhibitions and productions locally and beyond.

The purpose of the Artist Foundation is to identify, recognize and award outstanding San Antonio and Bexar County artists across a broad range of artistic disciplines.

All facets of the artist community of San Antonio have been touched and challenged to grow because of the Foundation's grants. AF isputting money directly into the hands of the artists here in San Antonio and have seen our investment leveraged by these artists within this community as they complete their projects. The grants have also created a ripple outside of San Antonio as artists take their projects to additional venues regionally, nationally and even internationally. This is great for San Antonio artists and great for our city's reputation as a world-class city for art and artists.

"The key to the Artist Foundation's success has been to keep its operation lean and laser-focused on its mission," says Bruce Bugg, Tobin Endowment Chairman and founder of the Tobin Grand Prize for Artistic Excellence, a $7,500 grant that is awarded to one of the selected artists.

About the Artist Foundation of San Antonio

The goals of the Artist Foundation include not only identifying outstanding area artists through a juried processcomprised of arts professionals from all over the worldand granting theartists monetary awards, but also raising awareness about the vast artistic talent in our community. The Artist Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The Foundation is supported in part by The Dept for Culture and Creative Development of the City of San Antonio, Tobin Endowment, Tobin Theatre Arts Fund, Elizabeth Huth Coates Foundation, Estate of George Cortes, Graham Weston, Lifshutz Foundation, Liberto Family, Friends of AF, Patricia Pratchett & Bettie Ward, TNT,and Linda Pace Foundation.

Media Contact: Elizabeth Ciarfeo - info@artistfound.org - 210-262-8653

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