Chris Smith, Jacinto Sims, Luke Stribling, and Holden Hackney
Grant: Art Works Grant
Organization: National Endowment for the Arts
Funding Requested: Matching $10,000
Grant and Funding Source Requirements:
The grant/funding source requirements are that the project must have one of the following topics. Honor the 2020 women’s suffrage centennial, engage with historically cultural universities, celebrate Americas creativity and cultural heritage, invite a dialogue that fosters a mutual respect for the diverse beliefs and values of all persons and groups, or enrich our humanity by broadening our understanding of ourselves as individuals and as a society.
We hope to offer an educational and enriching experience for youth that teaches them about the influence of world music in western pop. We will do so by demonstrating numerous traditional styles of world music on handmade percussion instruments. This project aims to spread awareness about national influence on our arts and entertainment and foster a greater sense of unity between people of differing backgrounds. The clinic would involve demonstrations as well as discussion of regional instruments. The grant funds would go towards marketing, material costs, and transportation.
This event would occur at multiple different locations around Jacksonville, traveling to schools and family friendly venues.
The grant requires submission to the Grants.gov webpage and the Applicant Portal on their website.