SAN ANTONIO (Oct. 18, 2017) – The San Antonio Tricentennial Commission, in partnership with the City of San Antonio Department of Arts & Culture, has approved official selections for the 300 TriArt grant program. The program was developed to inspire a diverse range of art throughout San Antonio and Bexar County that reflects local culture and history throughout the Tricentennial year. Through the work of these San Antonio artists, both residents and visitors will experience a variety of art in unique expressions that reflect the vibrant pulse of the community.
After a call for arts agencies and individual artists was issued in February 2017, 79 applicants submitted proposals in April, 2017. Due to the overwhelming enthusiasm from the arts community to participate in the Tricentennial celebration, and the importance of ensuring that a diverse and wide range of arts projects were selected for funding, the Department of Arts & Culture extended an opportunity for the 79 applicants to refine their project descriptions and submit an addendum by July, 2017. Fifty-four of the 79 applicants submitted addendums for TriArt funding consideration. A seven-member panel evaluated the proposals and ultimately made the recommendation to award grants to 29 local artists and arts organizations.
Public art is a major component of Tricentennial. With the Tri Art Grant Program, local artists have an opportunity to provide meaningful enrichment and infuse community spaces with culture throughout 2018 and beyond.