Made On The Coast - Emerging Artist Program
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Made on The Coast offers a grant to a local emerging artist to support their artistic development. The grant is provided for the artist to continue their work and participate in the Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival with a booth to show their work, discuss their artistic process, and sell their work.
What is an emerging artist?
For the purposes of this grant, an emerging artist is an artist in any artistic medium who has mastered basic techniques in her/his art form and who is attempting to launch a professional career in the arts or an artist taking his/her established career in a new direction. An artist is not required to have any particular degree or type of education to qualify as an emerging artist.
The emerging artist is required to be at least 18 years old as of January 1, 2014 and must be local as defined by the Made on The Coast event. The artist is anyone living on the coast and/or who has a studio on the coast, with legal addresses, from Montara to Pescadero, and from the ocean to Skyline Blvd in San Mateo County. Includes the cities of Montara, Moss Beach, Princeton, El Granada, Half Moon Bay, La Honda, and Pescadero at the time of application deadline and including on the date of the Art and Pumpkin Festival (October 19, 2014).
What is the Emerging Artists Program?
The Made on the Coast (MoTC) Emerging Artists Program (EAP) provides financial support to developing or established professionals by funding a project pivotal to the advancement of their careers as artists. Pivotal projects may happen at different stages of a career. Therefore Emerging Artists Program grants are not restricted to un-established artists.
Who decides which artists receive awards?
Grant applications and support materials are reviewed by local professional artists in each art form. Their comments are then forwarded to the MoTC EAP Committee which then reviews applications, recommendations and makes the final award.
What types of projects are typically funded?
The EAP Committee is interested in assisting the development of an artist's career as is appropriate to the particular artist's needs, so be sure to define clearly the relationship of your project to your career development. Grant awards typically provide funds for the following types of expenses:
- Promotion/Presentation: the cost of producing a demonstration CD for a composer, a DVD for a choreographer, a portfolio for a graphic artist, editorial assistance for a writer, etc.
- Travel: to specific workshops, auditions, retreats or seminars; or to do research intrinsic to his/her art form.
- Services: rental of equipment or facilities for presentation or creation of a new work.
- Supplies: purchase of supplies, materials or equipment necessary for the completion or production of a new work that the artist considers essential to her/his career.
- Training: advanced
workshops, master classes or coaching that will enhance the artist's abilities.
This program does not support work toward a degree.
What selection criteria will be used?
The criteria are:
- Overall excellence of the applicant’s art work and demonstration of exceptional talent.
- The applicant’s serious professional commitment to her/his art form.
- Contribution of the proposed project to the artist’s professional development.
- Feasibility of the proposed project.
- Timeline for the proposed project should happen between January 1 and October 19, 2014.
- The awardee must commit to attending and having a booth at the Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival on October 19, 2014 in Half Moon Bay California. The booth fee for the Emerging Artist will be waived.
- The booth canopy, two chairs and an 8-foot long table will be provided if applicable to your project.
- Any fees associated with permits, etc. to install public art are the responsibility of the applicant.
- The committee reserves
the right to select more than one applicant.
Who funds the EAP?
The MoTC Emerging Artists Program is funded through Made on the Coast, a subcommittee of the Half Moon Bay Beautification Committee, a 501(c) (3) Non-Profit Public Benefit Corporation with the mission of the beautification of Main Street in the City of Half Moon Bay and civic organizations of the Half Moon Bay community. Funds being awarded in 2014 are derived from Made on the Coast vendor artists’ donations of 10% of their booth profits from 2012 and 2013.
How much money can I expect to be granted?
While no specific minimum has been established, the maximum amount an applicant can request is $1,500. Our priority is to support full funding of the requested amount.
Will I be required to provide a final report of my use of the grant?
Yes, we require both a financial and narrative report. A report form will be sent to those receiving awards.
Made On The Coast - Emerging Artist Program 2014
Print Application: Click here.
Emerging artists, as defined the by Made on The Coast:
An Emerging Artist Program artist can create in any artistic discipline, including: music, performance/dance, conceptual, visual arts (ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, design, crafts, photography, video, filmmaking, etc.), textile and jewelry, glass, and social practice/community art. We encourage emerging artists from all disciplines who meet the residency and age requirements to apply.
Applications must be received by 11:59 PM February 28, 2014 either by regular mail or email. The Made on The Coast Emerging Artist Program grant committee will review all complete applications received by the deadline. Selected artist(s) will be notified no later than March 15, 2014 by email. Artist(s) will be required to sign the Half Moon Bay Beautification Committee Art & Pumpkin Festival participation agreement and the grant agreement in June 2014. The artist project must be completed by October 19, 2014 and be made part of the artist’s participation in the HMB Art & Pumpkin Festival. The artist’s final report is due no later than November 15, 2014.
Please provide the following information in your project proposal:
1. General Information
- City of Residence or Artist’s Studio
- Proof of residence (utility bill, rental agreement, mortgage statement may be requested)
- Daytime and evening telephone
- How did you learn of the Emerging Artists Program?
- Grant amount requested (may not exceed $1,500)
2. Project Description
- Briefly describe your project in 25 words or less.
- Explain why you consider yourself an emerging artist.
- Briefly describe your art career goals.
- Describe your project and explain the project’s impact on your ability to reach your career goals.
- Date for completion of project (no
later than October 19, 2014).
- Project budget - itemize estimated project expenses; receipts will be required to be provided with project report.
- Work samples: work samples vary depending on discipline. Image (jpegs only) and text files can be emailed directly up to 5MB. Indicate file location links for files larger than 5MB and for audio and video files.
A written report containing expenditures and receipts, and a brief narrative discussion of how the grant impacted your professional development as an artist (500 - 1,000 words) will be required no later than November 15, 2014.
Funds will be disbursed as follows:
- 50% upon award
- Remaining 50% upon approval of project narrative and expense report.
Print Application: Click here.
Email applications to:
Mail applications to:
- Laura McHugh, Emerging Artist Program Grant Committee Chair, 285 Poplar Street, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
- Call Laura McHugh
at 650.743.2791 or email email@example.com