The Coastal Community Foundation in Charleston, SC, is now accepting applications for its Griffith/Reyburn Artist of the Year Award. With 2014 marking the 11th anniversary of the award, the grant is annually awarded to support the creation of a work of visual art that represents the “look and feel” of the Lowcountry. Created and funded by Mike Griffith and Donna Reyburn, this grant opportunity is competitive and the financial award of $5,000 is intended to support the artist during the creation of a work of art, which will then be the personal property of the artist to keep, show or sell at his or her own discretion. The selected artist will also be honored at an opening show and reception featuring his or her new works in the fall of 2014.
Applicants must be citizens or residents of Charleston County, SC, and at least fifteen years of age. The proposed work of art can be done using any form or combination of media, or may be a three-dimensional sculpture. Specific guidelines and applications are available on Coastal Community Foundation’s website at (http://www.coastalcommunityfoundation.org/nonprofits/grants.html) or may be requested directly from Richard Hendry by e-mail at (firstname.lastname@example.org). The application must be postmarked on or before Mar. 14 or hand-delivered to the Foundation’s office downtown at 635 Rutledge Avenue, Suite 201 no later than 5:30pm on Mar. 14, 2014.
Established in 1974, Coastal Community Foundation is a public grant making foundation fostering philanthropy for the lasting good of the community in Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Georgetown, Hampton, and Jasper Counties. Thousands of families, businesses, individuals and organizations have built more than 615 individual funds and endowments at the Foundation to benefit specific charities and/or broad areas of community life – education, basic human needs, conservation and preservation, arts, health and neighborhood/community development. In its 38-year history, Coastal Community Foundation has awarded more than $100 million in grants.
Last year, Foundation funds generated over $11.98 million for charitable programming, community projects, educational initiatives and scholarships and Foundation assets topped $147 million.
To learn more visit (www.coastalcommunityfoundation.org).