Mountain Performers Fund
Sonora 2nd Saturday ART NIGHT Mountain Performers Fund MINI GRANTS!
$300 Mountain Performers’ Fund mini-grant.
The committee awarded (8) $300 mini-grants intended to help 2nd Saturday Art Night performers and artists improve their opportunities for generating more performances, helping with the business of doing art and enhancing their professional performance goals.
Criteria to qualify:
Performance Applicants must have performed for at least five Sonora 2nd Saturday Art Nights in the last 3 years. Applicants that were awarded a grant last year can apply again in 2018.
Applicants must submit a letter explaining how the $300 would be used to promote their performances and /or business profile.
Art Applicants must have done a demonstration of their art at a 2nd Saturday Art Night event Or must have done a DEBUT Gallery opening reception for the first time in their career at a participating 2nd Saturday Art Night Gallery
Applicants must submit a letter explaining how the $300 would be used to promote their Art and /or business profile
Recipients will be selected on a first come-first serve basis from those that meet the criteria.
All Recipients will be required to submit receipts after they have spent their grant money.
Send Letters by mail to:
2nd Sat Art Night
c/o Sonora Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 3084
Sonora, CA 95370.
Send Letters by email to:
or call the Art Night contact phone at 209.533.2781
DEADLINE IS CLOSED FOR 2016
2016 MPF MINI GRANTS HAVE BEEN AWARDED!
"Thank you all for the grant! Tips often don't cover expenses so this grant really helps musicians!
I wanted to spend the money locally, so I bought a Fishman acoustic amp from Ron at live oak music." Ryan Richelson
My main goal for applying for this grant is to produce a music video featuring the town of Sonora and the surrounding areas and featuring as many local musicians as I can in the video. I try to capture every town into the script of the video to honor where I was and how the area inspired me while I was writing. I hope to be able to use the money to hire someone to help me as an assistant while I shoot the video, also a photographer to take shots for the upcoming album I hope to produce right here in Tuolumne County!
I would like to be able to get professional photos and a electronic press packet -this would help promote the band and get us festival shows.
SUGGESTIONS for MINI GRANT USE:
To request more information about applying for a Mountain Performers’ Fund mini-grant or donating to the fund, please visit www.2ndsaturdayartnight.org/contact-us.html, or call Laurie at 209.533.2781.
2016 Mountain Performers Fund Recipients
I would use the money to improve my setup for live performances. For example, I would use the money to repair my Ibanez nylon 7-string guitar. I would also use the money to buy a new microphone and cable for vocals.
I'm a music major at Columbia college and I play mostly electric guitar, but my amplifier currently needs repair. If I get a grant I would put 150$ towards buying new vacuum tubes for my amplifier. I would put the rest of the money towards picks, strings, guitar cables, and also several books of jazz music I have had been wanting.