WMA to host information session with Verdant Fund for artist project grants

WMA will host an information session for Verdant Fund, an expansion of the Warhol Foundation’s Regional Re-grant program, which supports creative practice born of and within Alabama. The fund’s goal is to reach a broad range of artists across all geographic areas of the state, and WMA is one of seven arts organizations throughout Alabama to host a session.

Artists and those interested in creative artistic projects can attend the session on Thursday, July 14, 2022, at the Wiregrass Museum of Art at 6:00pm in Dothan, AL in the museum’s conference center. Galleries will be open at 5:30pm for attendees to visit before the session.

Each year, the Verdant Fund awards over $60,000 in grants to Alabama artists creating community-based projects. Grants typically award $7,000 toward funding non-traditional artistic endeavors and public facing projects that would not typically receive funding elsewhere. The Verdant Fund hopes to extend what’s possible for creative practice, support risk-taking, seed new cultural production, and deepen the network among culture-bearers.

To RSVP, or find out more visit: https://verdantfund.org/info-sessions

(251) 208-5660

About the Verdant Fund

The Verdant Fund is a collaborative effort of Alabama Contemporary Art Center (Mobile),
Coleman Center for the Arts (York), and Space One Eleven (Birmingham) established as a
partner in the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Regional Regranting Program in
2019. The Regional Regranting Program was established in 2007 to recognize and support the
movement of independently organized, public-facing, artist-centered activity that animates
local and regional art scenes but lies beyond the reach of traditional funding sources. The
program is administered by non-profit visual art centers across the United States that work in
partnership with the Foundation to fund artists’ experimental projects and collaborative

Youth Art Education Policy

Outside of tours, family days, and open house events, individuals who are not enrolled in a class are not allowed in WMA classrooms except by written permission of the Executive Director. Parents may not join children in the classroom during instruction times in order to ensure an atmosphere conductive to creativity. It is important to limit the number of adults to keep the focus on the kids, their learning, and to accommodate limited seating in the studio. Parents are welcome to stay in the museum during class but must remain outside of the classroom during instruction time.

Museum educators are experienced in creating positive learning environments for all ages and are required to go through a background check to ensure the safety of our students. Parents and guardians are encouraged to visit the studio at the end of class to see what their child has created. All docents and volunteers working with children are also required to go through background checks.

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Refund Policy

The Wiregrass Museum of Art may cancel any class with insufficient enrollment; students will be notified and given a full refund. If a student withdraws at least 1 week before the class begins, he/she will be refunded for the full cost of the class. If a student withdraws 24 hours before the class begins, he/she will be refunded for half the cost of the class. There are no refunds after the start date of class, and membership fees are nonrefundable. Students are not enrolled until complete payment is received.

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The Wiregrass Museum of Art reserves the right to photograph and reproduce chosen works publication, publicity, and educational purposes. Participation in this exhibition shall be an agreement on the part of the artist to these conditions. The museum reserves the right to exclude works submitted without appropriate preparation (documentation, mounting hardware, suitable frame/mat, etc.), or which are damaged or incomplete. The museum is not responsible for the safekeeping of any works left in its care ninety (90) days after the close of the exhibition.

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