Dixie State/CEBA Business of Art program seek grant applicants

ST. GEORGE – The Dixie State College/CEBA Business of Art program is seeking applicants for six artist grants, which will be awarded at the 2012 Business of Art seminar this November 9-10, in Kanab.

The funding for the each of the grants, totaling $15,000, was made possible by a generous donation made last year by Zions Bank and its president and CEO A. Scott Anderson. The annual grant program was created to support homegrown artists, small business owners and art educators in Utah, northern Arizona and southern Nevada who attend the annual Business of Art Seminar, which is held each November in Kanab.

Christina Schultz, DSC Vice President of Institutional Advancement, lauded the partnership between Zions Bank, DSC and the Center for Education, Business and the Arts in Kanab, Utah. She added that thanks to the generosity of Anderson and Zions Bank, a number of artists, galleries and educators will be given the opportunity to realize dreams and reach goals they may have thought were unattainable.

“Dixie State College’s mission is to provide educational and cultural opportunities, which in turn benefits our community and economy,” Schultz said. “This generous grant donation and Zions Bank’s support of the Business of Art Seminar will help us fulfill those goals.”

Grant monies will be awarded in three different categories. The Artist Grant features a Student Award, which provides a $2,000 stipend to an undergraduate or graduate student to be used for tuition, books and fees in pursuit of an art degree; and a Professional Award, a $3,000 award to a professional artist to be used for the Business of Art program to purchase a work of art from applicants submitting work for consideration.

The program also features a Business Grant, including a Gallery Award of $2,500 presented to an art gallery to develop and implement an art exhibition featuring living regional artists; and an Artist Award of $2,500 to be given to an artist for the purpose of preparing and marketing a Kane County Healing Arts Exhibit featuring his/her art in an effort to enhance their business as an artist. An Art Education Grant is the third category, which includes a Pre-Conference Award of $2,500 to an applicant interested in offering a pre-conference art education project in Kanab to be marketed as a pre-event to the Business of Art Seminar; and an “Art Education Content Award” of $2,500 to assist an artist in the development and delivery of art education content in the community of their choice.

Eligible applicants and recipients must have attended a previous Business of Arts conference (2009, 2010 or 2011). The deadline for grant applications is Friday, June 15, 2012. For complete grant guidelines or to apply, please visit http://www.dixie.edu/bizart.

The annual Business of Art Seminar for visual artists in all disciplines is presented by Dixie State College and CEBA in an effort to educate artists and enhance their business skills. This free seminar features an exciting schedule of classes and workshops, presented by knowledgeable professionals from throughout Utah.

For more information, please contact DSC Vice President of Institutional Advancement Christina Schultz at 435-652-7542 or at [email protected].

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