ENCOURAGING ARTISTIC ENDEVORS

Are you passionate about the future of arts
in the Chelsea community?

Do you have an idea for an artistic project but searching for financial assistance to make it happen?


The CAFE Grants for the Arts is a program that can
help turn your artistic ideas into action.

The CAFE Grants for the Arts are being offered to support the mission of Chelsea Area Festivals and Events (CAFE) to enrich Chelsea and the surrounding communities, by promoting the presentation of and participation in quality performing and visual arts.

CAFE Grants for the Arts will provide one-time, unrestricted grants of $1,000 each to five artists to help continue the artistic and creative efforts that make performing and visual arts such a vital part of our community. The recipients of the grants will be announced in September.  

We invite those artists who have been part of CAFE events to submit an application. The grant focuses on the many art forms that make up CAFE’s annual Sounds & Sights events: music, performance art, chalk art, sculptures, and artisans. Winning projects will enhance CAFE’s mission of enriching Chelsea, and the surrounding communities, by promoting the presentation of and participation in quality performing and visual arts. By investing in local artists, this grant will help to catalyze artistic creativity in a sustainable fashion. 

‍CAFE is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that coordinates “SculptureWalk Chelsea,” “Sounds and Sights on Thursday Nights,” “Sounds and Sights Festival,” and “Hometown Holidays.” The open-air events are known for music, dance, comedy, art, and family entertainment, which contribute to Chelsea being a great place to live, work and visit. CAFE events and are possible thanks to the support of local businesses, residents, non-profits, and many volunteers in the community.

Application Deadline

To apply for a CAFE Grant for the Arts, please complete an application no later than July 31, 2020. For more information, visit chelseafestivals.com or email [email protected]

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