Global Awareness Project has been slowly defining itself, setting boundries and cultivating leadership from within for the last 2 years. It is an exciting time as we look to what will create a greater impact on service projects and organizations and how we can fuel them with the arts. We have recently rewarded two local artists with $1,000 grants to work alongside a service project to help give them High Impact Visibility and Promotion. Read more about our Creative Collaboration Grants HERE.
GAP Board Member, Caitlin Beidler and founder of Redemption Art and Camp Hope is the recipient of one of the grants. Her grant sent her to Port Au Prince Haiti into the dangerous slums of Cite Soleil to assist non-profit organization, Help Tammy, Help Haiti paint a mural on a 20ft water tower. Read about Caitlins experience in here blog.
The other recipient of GAP's CC Grant was local photographer Paula Player. Paula has been a supporter of this program since discussions began over one year ago about how we can assist artists who have a heart for service. Paula has teamed up with Jenny Edwards, founder or Hearts Stories - a program that takes place in elementary school classrooms in North and South Carolina. Paula is helping Jenny to document the program through photography during the school year so Jenny can use the pictures to promote her program to other teachers and eventually more funding. Paula is also using her grant money to help Jenny with a new logo for her program.