Rasmuson Artists Awards…apply now!

Got this e-mail recently for Alaskan artists who might qualify to apply for one of the Rasmuson Foundation grants.  Since there is no category for “writer who publishes column in newspaper and otherwise amuses herself working as a GAL and doing free stuff for non-profits”, I figured I’d pass the information on to others. Since I can’t compete, you won’t be competing against me so I can afford to be generous and let you all in on this.  Anyhow, here’s the info.

Hi Elise,

I’m working with Rasmuson Foundation to help spread the word about their upcoming Individual Artist Awards for Alaska artists. Thought you might be interested in them on several levels.

If you haven’t received an award in the last 3 years, I encourage you to apply. We’d also appreciate if you could also post something on your web site or blog about this opportunity for other Alaska artists to participate. If you’ve recently received an award, we hope you’ll pass this along to others.

You can read the full press release here:

ALASKA ARTISTS INVITED TO APPLY FOR GRANT FUNDING Three grant programs provide opportunity for all disciplines, career stages Rasmuson Foundation announced the deadline for Individual Artist Award grants is March 1, 2009.


You can also help spread the word by joining Rasmuson Foundation on:

Facebook http://www.tinyurl.com/rasmusonfacebook

MySpace http://www.myspace.com/rasmusonfoundation

Twitter http://www.twitter.com/rasmuson

And feel free to take the quiz “Are You An Alaska Artist?” at


Thank you in advance for your support and all the best,

Aliza Sherman

Rasmuson Foundation