Legacy Grants

GVIAS Grants Committee will be offering a Legacy Grant this year to support GVIAS artists to bring large interactive art pieces to multiple events and/or public spaces throughout the year. In addition, Legacy Grants can be used for long term, permanent (not to be burned) art projects, that will benefit the community for many years. The idea behind the Legacy Grant is to fund larger, more sophisticated, more comprehensive art.

The Committee has been allocated $4000 for the 2017 Legacy Grant. It is our intent to fund two artists at $1,500 – $2,500 each.  However, we may consider funding a single artist at $4,000 if their project stands out.

Applications close June 18th, 2017 at 11:59PM.

Applications closed

 

WHAT WILL A GVIAS GRANT COVER?

Art grants ONLY cover materials (consumables and fixed assets which are necessary to the art piece), and operational costs. These grants will not cover labor expenses including the artist’s time.

Fixed Assets (e.g. tools, structures, electronics) may be submitted, but should be specialized, essential to the functionality of the project, and should be a relatively small portion of the expense. (i.e. a $50 Arduino in an $800 project is reasonable. A $50 wood sculpture requiring an $800 band saw is not. Well, the saw is not, at least.)

Recall that tools and other fixed assets may be available for low-cost rent from a rental agency, or even a free loan from a community member. Don’t know a community member with a band saw? Ask on the various social media pages and email lists…people love to help a good art project.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Any individual artist, team of artists or established group (for teams of artists, please have one person submit an application for the group) may apply. Applicants must be a member of Greater Vancouver Interactive Art’s Society. Membership is free and can be obtained by applying through the GVIAS website here.

WHAT IS INTERACTIVE ART?

It could be an object or performance which:

  1. requires external human interaction to be complete, or
  2. prompts people to interact with one another, or
  3. responds to participants and to its environment, or
  4. provokes actions, or
  5. transforms participants into active contributors to your creative process.

Interactive artists inspire the participation of others in the art piece or performance itself.

GRANT QUALIFICATION CRITERIA

Projects will be considered according to the following criteria:

Project Interactivity – How interactive is your project?

Project Placement – The project needs to be shown in two or more events and/or public spaces in 2017 – 2018, one of which must be a GVIAS sponsored event (Burn in the Forest or Dustcovery). Other options for showing the art project can include, but are not limited to, regional BM events in the Pacific North West, Burning Man, music or arts festivals or public spaces in Greater Vancouver. In future years, the Legacy Grant will need to be displayed twice in the same calendar year, however, in this inaugural year, Legacy Art can be displayed in 2018 due to how late in the year the grant is being offered.

Artistic Excellence – How “wow” is the idea?

Overall Community Benefit – How many community members will get to enjoy the project, and for how long? Does the project have the potential to be a long term/permanent art project?

Viability of Implementation Plan – Is your budget, schedule, build plan, crew size, and assembly/teardown plan sensible? Can you deliver the project you’re proposing in the timeframe stated?

Value for Money – Is your project a “How did you get that all done for that little??” or a “We’re paying how much for this???”

Leave No Trace – A clear LNT plan for each event/placement.

Budget Clarity – Your budget is clear and well thought out, contains sufficient detail to evaluate the project, and does not attempt to inflate the costs of the project in order to increase the % grant coverage. Your budget should demonstrate a plan for each showing of the project.

HOW WILL GRANTS BE PAID?

  • Initial payment (50%) will be paid out after the signed contract is received.
  • Second payment (25%) will be made after the artist has secured placement to at least two events/public spaces and have provided a work progress report to the Grants Committee.
  • Final payment (25%) will be paid after the art piece has attended all planned events and all original receipts have been submitted to the GVIAS Treasurer.

Successful applicant(s) will be connected to a Grants Committee member who will be the lead contact throughout the year. In accepting this grant, the artist(s) will agree to allow GVIAS permission to archive images of the art for the purposes of GVIAS creating a catalogue of all funded and community supported art.

Applications closed