The Ink People Center for the Arts announces the winners of the 2020 FAR public arts grants. Inspired by the WPA public arts project of the 1930s, FAR (Funds for Artists’ Resilience) is an initiative that makes grants to artists who have experienced hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic, empowering them to produce art that inspires the community. FAR awarded eight grants between $2,000 and $5,000 this fall to proposals for works of public art in Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity counties. It is made possible by the Humboldt Area Foundation, the Wild Rivers Foundation, the Rose Perenin Foundation, and individual donors.
The Ink People worked with the Trinity County Arts Council to award a grant to a Trinity County group project from Karli Elliott, Brindi Young, Raina Bolton and Heather Murphy that will bring a mural painting to the Hayfork Town Square.
Libby Maynard, executive director of the Ink People Center for the Arts, said “We are grateful to our funders, who have made this program possible, and we are happy to be able to employ artists to help our communities heal. These artworks will be available for many years to celebrate our resilience. They will also be available digitally on our website, inkpeople.org.”
In 2020 FAR issued a call for public art proposals expressing themes of equity and resilience.
To learn more about FAR 2020, go to www.inkpeople.org/far.