Lewiston, ME
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Grant or Program
New England Arts Resilience Fund
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During the pandemic, LA Arts has paid small stipends to featured artists and performers in virtual art walks. Stipends have been gratefully received and, while modest, have encouraged artists and performers, many in under-served neighborhoods, to produce work for the event. Stipends have also signaled to the local arts community that it is appreciated and needed, perhaps now more than ever. LA Arts seeks to create a large pool of funds to continue paying these stipends. The organization sees great value in continuing to host art walk segments online, both to continue supporting artists and to widen access to the event to community members who are unable to participate in-person.