United States Artists Announces Grants, New Crowdfunding Resource

United States Artists Announces Grants, New Crowdfunding Resource

Screen shot of USA’s new crowdfunding site

When the economy gets tough, the arts get creative. United States Artists has introduced a new microphilanthropy site enabling artists to connect with the public and raise money for their creative endeavors. A crowdfunding site focused on artists in all creative disciplines, USA Projects profiles projects of artists nationwide and allows the public to make direct a tax-deductible donation. You can view active projects and explore this community here.

In addition, USA has also announced this year’s recipients of their fifty, $50,000 USA Fellowship grants for artistic excellence, including four winners in music. They are:

  • Uri Caine, jazz and classical pianist and composer (New York, NY, USA Walker Fellow)
  • Gabriela Lena Frank, pianist and composer (Oakland, CA, USA Walker Fellow)
  • Rob Ickes, Dobro player (Franklin, TN, USA Cummings Fellow)
  • Guy Klucevsek, accordionist and composer (Staten Island, NY, USA Collins Fellow)

Additionally, music critic and journalist Greg Tate was also so honored.

(—condensed from the press release)