May 06, 2005
Anchorage, Alaska - Printmaker Evon Zerbetz of Ketchikan was among the fourteen Alaskan artists that are the most recent recipients of Project Awards offered through the Rasmuson Foundation's Individual Artist Award Program. These awards provide Alaskan artists, at any stage in their artistic career, funds to support specific, short-term projects that have a clear benefit to their growth as an artist and creative development of their art.
The Foundation received more than 120 applications from across the state. Panelists from outside of Alaska reviewed all applications and selected the finalists. Project Awards were given to the following artists:
The Individual Artist award program was created as part of the Foundation's Arts and Culture Initiative to provide artists with the resources to concentrate and reflect on their work, to immerse themselves in a creative endeavor, and to experiment, explore, and develop their artistry more fully.
The Project Awards are one of three grant opportunities offered to individual artists. The others are Individual Artist Fellowships and Distinguished Artist Awards. The first awards were made in December, 2004 and, to date, nearly $230,000 has been awarded since the program's inception.
The next deadline for all three award categories is September 1, 2005 (postmark deadline). For more information visit the Rasmuson Foundation website at www.rasmuson.org or call Victoria Lord at 907-297-2827 or toll-free 1-877-366-2700.
The Rasmuson Foundation was
created under a declaration of trust in May of 1955 by Jenny
Rasmuson to honor her late husband, "E.A." Rasmuson.
Today, the Rasmuson Foundation continues this tradition through
programs that support both non-profit organizations and individuals
dedicated to improving the quality of life for people throughout
the state. By assisting those who address basic needs,
arts and culture, and projects that address special circumstances,
the Rasmuson Foundation contributes to healthy, enriched and
productive lives for Alaskans of all ages.
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