Urbana Seeking Art Proposals Eligible for Grants

December 22, 2011

The city of Urbana is looking for people with a creative vision.

It's offering $45,000 in grants that will be split up to support projects that include visual and performance art, design, and new media. Urbana Public Arts Coordinator Christina McClelland said the eligible projects must be free and accessible to the public.

"The city finds that where artists are making projects and where artist groups are doing projects, the quality of life really improves," McClelland said. "It's a real boon to economic development. It just promotes a vital artistic creative city."

Applications for the grants are due by the end of the day on Jan. 10, and the grant winners will be announced in the spring.

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