New stART Grantees named for 2019-2020!
By: Lauren Bays
Artists & Organizations / October 29, 2019

New stART Grantees named for 2019-2020!

We are pleased to announce the newly selected 2019-2020 stART Grantees!

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.

Community impact and sustainability are two of the top priorities identified in the Three Year Strategic Plan guiding the Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona until 2021. Implicit in AFTSA’s vision is a desire for diverse artists and arts organizations within Pima County to be able to engage in their craft without having to struggle economically.

This year’s stART Grantees are:

  1. Mamma Coal – Kids’ Country electronic press kit
  2. Samantha Bounkeua – Rogue Violin Studio & Queer Album Production
  3. Yurika Isoe – Circular Solutions to Textile Waste
  4. Leticia Gonzalez – Elementos de mi Life
  5. Subspace – Art Walk Programming
  6. SYNPO, inc. – upstART
  7. Living Streets Alliance – Youth Mariachi Stage at Cyclovia Tucson
  8. Cenorina Ramirez – Mi Casita Press: Puesto Posters
  9. Tucson Youth Arts Collective – Impacting Tucson through Creative Youth Agency
  10. La Tierra del Jaguar – Murals in the land of the Jaguar
  11. Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson – Mural Program for At-Risk Youth
  12. Martin Krafft – Cassandra 2020
  13. Serena McRae – Affirmations Moms Actually Need
  14. Cameron Louie – Domestic: The Writing of Control & Violence in the Desert
  15. Mark A. Jordan – Community Talent Watch (C.T.W)
  16. Nicole Stansbury – Drum Ownership Not Rental!
  17. Barbea Williams – Kwanzaa Voyages
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