Guam Artist Survey
During these challenging times, in an effort to better understand the community of artists on Guam, CAHA has created this survey to inform us of the capabilities, practice and needs of Guam’s artists. Please take a moment to complete and submit this short survey. Your response will help us as we plan and develop future programs and activities.
Message from the Executive Director
As the new Executive Director of the Council on the Arts & Humanities, I wanted to inform you that in the coming months, CAHA will be working hard to bring you programs and activities that are relevant, meaningful and reflective of our unique island society during these unprecedented, turbulent and uncertain times. The role of artists & humanities scholars in our society is often overlooked. Throughout history it has been artists & writers that have not only documented social change, but have promoted, informed and shaped it. Artists & humanities scholars are some of the first to be banished from countries where democracy and social justice are threatened. This is the testament to the power they have to influence society.
CAHA is looking to our community of artists to come up with new and innovative ways of expressing themselves as well as new ways of delivering their artform to the public and engaging our community. Times of crisis spurs change. There is no better time than now to think outside the box.
In line with this CAHA is also making changes. For the first time, CAHA will institute a “Call for Proposals” for the annual grant program starting with the 2021 grant program.
We are also making operational changes in order to better serve our community of artists and the general public. We hope you will take time to complete our Guam Artist Survey. It will only take a few minutes and will help us to develop programs and activities that are relevant and meaningful to our community.
CAHA will also be administering special CARES Act Emergency Funding to nonprofit organizations through a special grant from NEA. We are currently working on this and hope to announce the process in the coming weeks. Funding will be available in October.
So be on the lookout for these changes and more!
Let me end with one of my favorite quotes from author E.A. Bucchianeri in Brushstrokes of Gadfly, “Let's always try to paint the truth ... our art must be made to mean something.”
Guam Council on the Arts & Humanities
A Note regarding the CAHA Grant Cycle for grants beginning FY 2021:
Due to the state of emergency we are currently experiencing, the grant cycle for FY 2021 has been delayed. As a result, grant materials will be posted online by 15 June 2020. The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. on 31 July 2020. In lieu of the required person-to-person grant workshop, applicants will be able to complete an online quiz after watching a slide show. For questions or more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the meantime, here are the 2021 call for proposals.
Public Law 18-8 was enacted to ensure CAHA’s perpetual existence in support of the arts on Guam.
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