Hear Arts Foundation board president, Eva Romero talk with Arizona Spotlight’s Mark McLemore about how the Pivot Grant will provide funding to artists and arts organizations who are shifting their projects and events online to accommodate social distancing because of COVID-19. Romero talks about the Pivot Grant, the importance of art, and the resilience and creativity of artists and arts organizations in Tucson and Pima County.
“We just want to support those efforts because its more important now than ever for people to have art in their lives so they can continue to feel connected to each other and express the human spirit.”
The Pivot Grant remains open until April 22, 2020 (11:59pm).
The Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona is providing the Pivot Grant to fund artistic projects or programming which have been adapted to alternative methods of sharing (i.e. virtual, digital, socially distant) in response to the ongoing health crisis. Granted awards will range from $500 – $1,000 for individual artists or $1,000 – $2,500 for non-profit (501c3) arts organizations. Submissions may include new, currently in-progress or on-going projects and programming. The Pivot Grant may be used to cover costs associated with these projects or programs, which can include, but is not limited to, staff wages, artist fees, technology, and material costs.