Foundation Seeks Creative Community Projects

Dubois County, September 4, 2014:  Dubois County Community Foundation announces Creative Community, an area of focus to inspire creativity and imagination. Through Creative Community, the Foundation seeks to fund projects that will enhance art, culture and design in Dubois County.

“At the heart of this effort is the belief that art and culture are integral to community life,” Foundation grants committee chair, Jen Verkamp said. “Creative Community seeks to inspire efforts that will strengthen the linkages among art, culture and commerce, making our communities even more vibrant places to live.”

Creative Community proposals are only limited by the imagination of the applicants and could include architecture, design, events, literature, music, folk, media, performing and visual arts.

“Dubois County recognizes the central role that art, culture and design plays in the shaping of the social, physical and economic futures of our communities,” said Foundation CEO Brad Ward.  “It is found in the heritage we preserve and celebrate, the products we design and manufacture, and the welcoming factor inherent among our communities.”

Individuals, in partnership with nonprofit organizations, are encouraged to submit a one-page letter of intent to describe how the project will promote art, culture and design. Viable projects will be considered for funding.

A “creative think-tank” will be held on Thursday, September 18 at 5:30 pm at the office of the Dubois County Community Foundation, 600 McCrillus Street, Jasper. The conversation will surround ideas for creative community projects and is open to the public.

“By thinking differently and outside the box, we all can make Dubois County even better,” Ward said.  “The creative think-tank is the start of an ongoing conversation.  I hope Creative Community projects catalyze the utilization of art, culture and design as the means for us to connect over new ideas and deliver some of the next big things to happen in Dubois County.”

To learn more, visit www.dccommunityfoundation.org. Any questions about can be answered by calling the Foundation at 482-5295.