The CAC’s JumpstART grant was born out of the pandemic as a way to help get Chatham County artists and arts-workers back to work. JumpstART pays artists to make art–and to put the arts in the public sphere as we reconnect with one another in our public spaces. 2021 JumpstART was deeply impactful, so we’re partnering to make it happen again in 2022. We look forward to supporting artists and arts-workers toward projects from the tiny to medium-sized. APPLY HERE
This year, grants range from $250 to $1,000 for individual projects, and $500 to $1,500 for collaborative projects.
Who is eligible?
Eligibility for the JumpstART grant requires the applicant to be a professional performing, visual, or literary artist or arts-worker who has been financially impacted due to COVID-19 cancellations and closures, rising cost-of-living, or other economic challenges. JumpstART applicants must be residents of Chatham County.
This year’s JumpstART project theme is Equilibrium. All proposed projects should engage with the concept of Equilibrium in some way.
All JumpstART awardees agree to participate in a public sharing in the fall of 2022 that will include all JumpstART-funded work, as arranged by the Chatham Arts Council. The Chatham Arts Council will not require artists to participate in a way that feels COVID-unsafe to the artist. The application deadline is Sunday, May 08, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.
Art connects us. It lifts our spirits. It provides an outlet for expression. It is something we all need. Through this JumpstART grant, the CAC hopes to boost the talented artists in Chatham County, and enjoy seeing their art in the public sphere while we’re at it.
Learn more about this grant opportunity here.