Thankful to receive GPAC Artist Opportunity Grant / by Linda Price-Sneddon

Ground Figure #37, Grey Schema with Vermillion Spire

Ground Figure #37, Grey Schema with Vermillion Spire

I am so grateful for receiving a grant in support of my upcoming exhibition at Chautauqua Institution this summer, opening July 19, 2017. More details on that to follow.

Here is the Greater Pittsburgh Council Arts Council press release for this cycles grant recipients:

Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council Announces Awards for Local Artists 
Artist Opportunity Grants awarded to 11 local artists, totaling $10,010 in professional development funds

Pittsburgh, PA….May 1, 2017….Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council announces $10,010 in awards in this round of Artist Opportunity Grants, funds to support individual artists in accessing professional development opportunities that support their artistic careers. Eleven artists were awarded grants ranging from $660 - $1500 to support technical needs, travel, lodging, and presentations associated with improving their art practice. Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council awards Artist Opportunity Grants three times a year through a panel comprised of local arts professionals, with awards ranging between $250 and $2500. The purpose of the grants is to remove financial barriers between artists and critical experiences that will advance artistic careers. The next deadline for Artist Opportunity Grants is Monday, May 8, 2017 at 11:59pm. Artists who are 18 years or older, not enrolled in an art degree program and live in the following counties may apply: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Mercer, Lawrence, Somerset, Venango, Washington and Westmoreland. All artistic disciplines are eligible, as are artists in all stages of their career. For information on grant eligibility, guidelines, and an application, please visit:

Grants Awarded from March 6, 2017 cycle:

  • Asia Bey, $750 for framing, mounting and registration for Featured Artist show at Boom Concepts, Garfield
  • Aminata Camara,$1500 for travel and lodging to study traditional weaving and dyeing in Guinea, West Africa
  • Lauren Demichiei, $1000 for mixing and mastering of new album Cite Your Sources
  • Echo Eggebrecht, $660 for tuition and childcare for intensive classes at Textile Arts Center, Brooklyn , NY
  • Crystal Fortwangler, $800 for travel to Tucson, AZ to present film at Association of Environmental Studies and Sciences Annual Meeting
  • Kim Fox, $900 for travel to install work at AIR Gallery, Brooklyn NY
  • Julie Mallis, $1000 for travel and tuition to attend "Practice Practice" at AS220   
  • Michael Pisano, $1000 for fees for Swarm Artist Residency, Ottawa, Canada
  • Linda Price-Sneddon, $900 for  framing, documentation, and travel for July 2017 exhibition at Strohl Art Center, Chautauqua
  • Elizabeth Rishel, $500 for travel/lodging for performance at Vandalia-Con, Parkersburg WV
  • Ruth Stringer, $1000 for transportation, accommodation and equipment to install work at MOCA Cleveland