Artistic Development Grants
The purpose of this grant is to promote ongoing learning and to encourage area residents to further their artistic abilities for reasons of personal growth and to enhance community artistic excellence. Any continuing education opportunity in the field of visual, performing or literary arts would be eligible for consideration and can include short-term courses pertaining to an artistic field of interest, workshops, art/music/literary camps, or well-defined research projects of an artistic nature.
Any professional, amateur or student artist residing in Ashland or Bayfield County is eligible to apply.
Applications should be postmarked by Friday, March 29, 2013.
Funding announcements will be made by April 15, 2013.
Additional information about grant criteria is available here.
To apply, download an application.
CBAC annually awards two $500 scholarships to graduating high school students who
plan to attend an institution of higher learning to pursue visual, performing or literary arts.
More information is availble here.
To apply, download an application.
CBAC Announces 2013 Arts Initiative Grant Award Recipients
Nine local art projects were awarded $14,775 in funding through CBAC’s Arts Initiative
Grant program. Artists and organizations in Ashland and Bayfield County were eligible
to apply for this grant. Proposals were required to be project specific and were
reviewed with regard to artistic merit, community benefit, artistic development, and the
ability of the potential recipient to successfully complete their project. Applications are
reviewed by a three-member panel under the direction of CBAC Grant Coordinator,
Christina Sauer. Panel members this year were Mike Mertes, CBAC Board member,
Jason Terry, Professor of Art at Northland College, and Susan Anderson, community
The Arts Initiative Grant is made possible by grant funding from the Wisconsin Arts
Board, which requires a local match of an equal amount of funding before grant
distribution can take place.
Congratulations to the 2013 Arts Initiative Grant Recipients!
- Hope McLeod ($500) – one-day poetry event in honor of National Poetry month
- Big Water Film Festival ($1,300) – filmmaker-in-residence for film festival
- Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua ($2,400) – support production of Big Top Idol 2013
- Washburn PTO ($1,765) – all-student production of “Souvenir Views” in conjunction with StageNorth
- Summer (Mostly) Thursdays ($2,420) – Bayfield summer music series
- Ashland Chamber Music Society ($1,985) – chamber music concert series
- Superior Shore Pottery Tour ($1,830) – promote and develop third annual pottery tour
- Mark Nutt ($1,800) – support summer visual art camps
- Anne Miller ($775) – publish first novel entitled Mashkiki Rapids
2012 Grant Recipients
Congratulations to the 2012 Arts Initiative Grant Recipients!
- Summer (Mostly) Thursdays ($4,000) – Bayfield summer music series
- Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua ($3,275) – free educational activities for the 2012 summer season
- Ashland Chamber Music Society ($1,400) – chamber music concert series
- Washburn PTO ($1,400) – theater residency program for elementary and middle school students
- Lac Courte Oreilles Community College ($1,000) – three-part Ojibwe art workshop series
- Big Water Film Festival ($2,000) – film festival community outreach
- Superior Shore Pottery Tour ($1,600) – promote and develop second annual pottery tour
- Friends of the Center Alliance ($525) – support creation of mural at Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center
- Jose Reyes-Llanes ($500) – emerging artist to present photo art exhibit
- Mark Nutt ($1,800) – Support three one-week summer art camps
Congratulations to the 2012 Artistic Development Grant Recipients!
- Jarrod Stone Dahl ($700) – to participate in the International Spoon Carver’s gathering in Derbyshire, England to learn new skills, techniques and designs.
- Tonja Sell ($300) – to support a glass artist who wishes to expand into the area of ceramics by taking classes at the Duluth Art Institute.
- Allison Slavick($300) - to travel to Michigan and conduct research at the Detroit Historical Society and the Monroe County Historical Society related to the Downriver area of the Detroit River/Lake Erie. Also spend one day interviewing the sisters of the Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, a pioneering convent in Monroe, MI devoted to peace, justice and sustainability. All of this work is related to the creation of a novel.
- Lissa Flemming($200) – to attend the Peninsula School of Art Metalsmith’s workshop in Door County, WI to further both jewelry making skills and advance business skills related to being an artist and entrepreneur.
- Sharon Graham($200) – to attend a Plein Air painting workshop at the Grand Marais Art Colony.
- Victoria Dawes($200) – to attend a low-fire techniques ceramic workshop with instructor Gail Kendal at the Anderson Ranch Arts center in Snowmass, CO.
- Katie Lancaster & Zach Wiese($300) - to attend the 2012 Art Glass Invitational in Pennsylvania.
The mural in the Benoit Community Center was partially funded through a CBAC grant in 2008.
Washburn Elementary School students took part in a week-long theater residency
program partially funded through a CBAC grant.