The Basalt Public Arts Commission has been assisting artists financially throughout the pandemic. Now, the organization is providing a creative outlet for local artists, too.
A new program from BPAC, the Care to Share program, has two components; its COVID-19 Artist Relief Fund extends grant funding to artists with studios in the 81621 zip code. Creatives can apply for grants worth up to $500 to supplement lost income due to the pandemic.
There’s also a creative component to BPAC’S Care to Share program. Professional and amateur artists can submit work to BPAC that’s been done during the pandemic, and the organization will showcase selected pieces digitally. Details on an in-person exhibit are still to come, and the online showcase is open to artists from around the Roaring Fork Valley. Liz Bell is a member of the Basalt Public Arts Commission.
“We would love for this art to be a storytelling of the time of COVID in the Roaring Fork Valley,” says BPAC member Liz Bell of the creative side to the program. “Art is such a unique way to do that.”
More information about the programs can be found at the Basalt Public Arts Commission’s website.