2018-2019 stART Grant Awardees Announced!
By: Lauren Bays
Arts / October 9, 2018

2018-2019 stART Grant Awardees Announced!

We are so pleased to announce the 2018-2019 FY stART Grant Awardees!


The Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona’s stART Mini-Grants provide awards of $500 – $1,000 through two alternate tracks of support:

  1. The Community Impact track provides financial support to individuals, groups or organizations for projects that will positively impact a community through an artistic endeavor.
  2. The Artist Resource track provides financial support to artists for whom a specific, practice-related capital resource will make an impact on their artistic practice.



Artist Resource Track
  • Alexandra Jimenez, “Freedom to Print & Explore,” $1,000
  • Andrea Edmundson, “Mosaic Art – From Hobby to Business,” $734
  • Elizabeth Burden, “Solicitudes and Solitudes: SFAI Truth and Reconciliation Residency,” $1,000
  • Lorin Labardee, “Labardee SmART Grant 2018,” $550
  • Karima Walker, “Biosphere 2 and Beyond,” $1,000
  • Shelly Hawkins, “Shelly Hawkins New Work Spring 2019,” $1,000
  • Taylor Miller, “Conference Attendance – Art and Migration at the University of Gothenburg,” $500
Community Impact Track
  • Wesley Creigh, “Love in the Time of Migra,” $750
  • Our Family Services, “Photo Voice 2018,” $1,000
  • Tucson Tellers of Tales, “Southwestern Folklore with Joe Hayes,” $1,000
  • Owl & Panther, “This is Beauty,” $1,000
  • Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, “Need2Nourish,” $1,000
  • Leaps for Lives Dance Company, “Purchase of Harlequin Reversible Flooring,” $1,000
  • Tucson Desert Art Museum, “Sacred Walls – Jaque Fragua Mural,” $1,000
  • Stew-dio Visit Collective, “Stew-dio Visit,” $500


Congratulations to all the stART Grant Awardees! We look forward to seeing your artwork come to life!


Photo Credit: Walker’s live performance at Exploded View microCinema in 2017, Photo by Lex Gjurasic

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