Meridian Arts Commission Announces Call to Artists;
Funding Opportunity for Youth Performing Arts Projects
MERIDIAN, ID – The Meridian Arts Commission currently has two opportunities for artists and performing arts projects; one is a Call to Artists for a transit stop shelter public art project, and one is a funding opportunity for Meridian-based youth performing arts projects.
Call to Artists for Meridian Transit Stop Shelter Public Art Project
The Meridian Arts Commission is partnering with Valley Regional Transit (VRT) and the Meridian Development Corporation (MDC) to invite artists to submit proposals for the opportunity to have their work featured on a bus shelter in Meridian.
The selected artist or artist team will be commissioned $2,000 per project to create a unique, colorful design that will be fabricated and installed as a vinyl wrap on a Meridian transit shelter. The commissioned artwork must respond to the theme "Getting Around Meridian" and the artist or artist team will work with a design review committee and the fabricator to develop the artwork design and provide a digital artwork to the fabricator.
Applicants must reside within 20 miles of Meridian, Idaho and be 18 years of age or older.
Learn more and apply by February 16, 2024 at meridiancity.org/calltoartists.
Youth Performing Arts Funding Opportunity
The Meridian Arts Commission is also currently accepting funding proposals for youth performing arts projects. Local youth theater and performing arts organizations, professionals, and educators are encouraged to apply. Projects must feature, include, and benefit Meridian youth and be based in Meridian. The total funding available is $7,000. Selected applicants may receive a full or partial award of up to $3,500.
Proposals must be received by February 2, 2024. Full details on eligibility, project requirements, application materials, and evaluation criteria can be found online at: meridiancity.org/calltoartists.
“We’re enthusiastic to offer funding opportunities for artists and performers to bring unique and creative projects to Meridian,” says Meridian’s Arts & Culture Coordinator Cassandra Schiffler.” She adds, “We believe that opportunities to experience and participate in the visual, performing and public arts can strengthen cities, increase livability, and contribute to a sense of community.”
The Meridian Arts Commission (MAC) advises the City of Meridian on arts/cultural policy and promotes public awareness and participation in the arts with a mission to develop, advance and nurture all facets of the arts to enhance the quality of life for Meridian residents and visitors. Core to this mission is the belief that opportunities to experience and participate in the visual, performing and public arts can strengthen cities, increase livability, and contribute to a sense of community.