Wednesday, September 06, 2006

New Artist Grant Program

The New York Times announced "A new charity, United States Artists, will announce today an ambitious plan to provide support to working artists, starting with a grant program that will be one of the most generous in existence. Fifty artists working in a wide variety of disciplines and at various career stages will receive $50,000 each, no strings attached. The first recipients will be announced on Dec. 4.... Panels of artists, critics, scholars and others in the arts are reviewing the applications of 300 artists who were nominated by 150 anonymous arts leaders around the country."

Katharine DeShaw, the group’s executive director, goes on to say "no one is a household name." How incredible. Just when you thought that no one gave a damn.


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