The MAP gives back

As if the {Re}HAPPENING events weren’t cool enough, check out what the organizers are doing with the money they raised. They’re giving it back to artists!

From art instigator Gene Felice (the very talented multimedia artist who spearheaded the {re}HAPPENINGs):

“I’m happy to announce the return of the Media Arts Project (MAP) Community Grant series. As a way to give back to our community in response to the incredible creativity and support that we received during the last two {Re}HAPPENING events, The Media Arts Project is using its proceeds from the 2010 and 2011 events to re-instate the Media Arts Project community grant series. This grant continues the work of the Media Arts Advantage Fund, a joint project between the Media Arts Project and Advantage West.

We are asking Western North Carolina-based artists that work in the realms of performance, multimedia, sculpture, installation, new media, interaction, sound, photo / video and web art, to apply for funding to support a new or current project.

The grant amount will vary according to the proposed project but requests should not exceed $1,500. We will be giving out grants to two Western North Carolina based artists for the 2011 grant cycle. All applicants must be 21 years of age or older. The deadline for proposals is August 15, 2011. Awarded applicants will be chosen by a jury of local artists, technologists and MAP community members and will be notified by October 1, 2011. All proposed projects should be realized by March 1st 2012, so that they can be shown as part of the {Re}HAPPENING 2012 ( 

Please click here for detailed information and to download the grant application (also attached):”

Here’s a look at last year’s event, which was rather magical:


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