Story last updated at 11/19/2008 - 4:23 pm
ANCHORAGE - Petersburg artist Monica Savage was among the 12 Alaskans who recently received Rasmuson project grants.
The year's final recipients of its Individual Artist Awards will share $58,917 to undertake projects that benefit them as individual artists and advance the development of their work. Projects range from poems and illustrations for installation in city busses, to the publication of novels and music CDs, to equipment and opportunities for advanced study.
Savage will travel to the 2009 American Craft Show in Baltimore to build new relationships with galleries and small boutiques.
Project Awards paid directly to Individual Artists are a program of the Rasmuson Foundation Arts and Culture Initiative, a 10-year, $20 million investment to increase the impact of arts in Alaska. To date, the Foundation has awarded $1,016,538 to 144 artists. These Project Award recipients join those announced in May, which included project grants, fellowships and one distinguished artist award.
The next postmark deadline for Individual Artist Awards is March 1, 2009. More information is available at www.rasmuson.org or by calling Victoria Lord at 907-297-2827.