Funding the Arts

Art and Politics
The Pew Charitable Trusts, a major funder of arts in the United States, wants to put the arts on the agenda of American politicians. Over the next five years, the trusts will spend $50 million funding research, conducting opinion polls and promoting media coverage of the arts. The goal of the initiative is to strengthen support for American arts and Culture, and keep that support stable. For more information, visit The Pew Charitable Trusts Web site: www.pewtrusts.com.

Paint in the Rockies
January 31 is the deadline to apply for the Rocky Mountain National Park 2000 Artist-in-Residence program. This program offers professional artists the chance to pursue their work while surrounded by the beautiful landscape of Rocky Mountain National Park. No stipend is provided, but the park provides chosen participants the use of a rustic, historic cabin for a two-week period sometime between May and October. Artists are asked to donate one original piece of work, representing their medium and two-week stay. The National Park Service will hold copyright to donated works and exhibit them as frequently as possible. Artists also present two public programs during the residency such as a talk, demonstration or performance. To request an entry form and complete application instructions, contact: Coordinator, Artist-in-Residence Program, Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park CO 80517; Tel: 970/586-1206. Include a No. 10 SASE for a complete prospectus.

“My goal is to become a painter, not a watercolorist. I don’t ever want to feel as if I’m producing work to order. I want to feel that I’m experiencing painting,” says Karen Frey. Frey is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society and a member of Watercolor USA Honor Society.

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