A window display at a shop in Paris as seen on May 3, 2016. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

A window display at a shop in Paris as seen on May 3, 2016. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Arts in brief

Adaptation and Innovation grants offered

The Alaska State Council on the Arts in partnership with Rasmuson Foundation has developed the Adaptation and Innovation Grant. This new program is for Alaska organizations, individuals, and agencies to adapt and innovate during this time of instability. The Adaptation and Innovation Grant has three different tiers: Adaptation and Innovation in Schools (up to $1,000), Adaptation and Innovation for Individuals and Organizations (up to $2,000), and the Adaptation and Innovation for Arts and Culture Organizations (up to $10,000). The purpose of this granting strategy is to support efforts to rebuild, connect with the community, and to positively impact Alaskan lives across the state in and through the arts and cultures of our state.

Eligible Applicants are:

• Any public or nonprofit school in Alaska.

• Nonprofit organizations engaged in artistic practice in your community.

• Nonprofit organizations for which all or a significant portion of the mission is met through art practice, arts engagement, arts education, and/or arts commerce.

• Individuals 21 years of age or older and resident of Alaska.

For each of the following categories of Adaptation and Innovation grants, deadlines are ongoing on a rolling basis and applications must be submitted and complete no fewer than 30 days prior to the planned activity.

Interested applicants can find more information and paper applications at https://arts.alaska.gov/adaptation-and-innovation-grant-program.

Apply online at https://artsalaska.submittable.com/submit/178746/adaptation-and-innovation-grant-program. For more information, email asca.grants@alaska.gov.

Art from the Heart on exhibit

The Homer Council on the Arts features in its gallery a recent community outreach project, Art from the Heart. Through this initiative, the arts council distributed uplifting letters, almost 150 student artworks, and a compilation of commissioned performances by local musicians and dancers to at-risk members of our community who have been isolated during the pandemic. Stop by the gallery from 1-5 p.m. on weekdays through Friday, Feb. 26 to see highlights, including reproductions of student artwork and photos of grateful recipients.

More in Community

Myrna, Paxson and Marcel (Photo courtesy of Alaska Mindful Paws)
Pets of the week: Myrna, Marcel, Paxson, Delta

Welcome Autumn, and welcome to our new kittens. There are two boys,… Continue reading

Town Crier

The Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council’s (CIRCAC) Prevention, Response, Operations and… Continue reading

Keeley Dabney, a junior at Homer Flex, is the September recipient of the Phoenix Award. (Photo by Elizabeth Schneider)
Dabney receives September Phoenix Award

The September recipient of the Homer Flex High School Phoenix Award is… Continue reading

The masthead for the Homer Weekly News.
Years Ago

Homer happenings from years past

The Homer Police Station as seen Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Cops and Courts

Information about fire, police and troopers is taken from public records consisting… Continue reading

Photo courtesy of the Nikiski Senior Center
A wood-carved whale hangs in the Nikiski Senior Center on Sept. 23.
Whale of a job

Nikiski Senior Center gets addition to dining room.

Bar-tailed godwits feed on Saturday, May 1, 2021, at Mud Bay near the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. The birds were one of several species of shorebirds seen in Mud Bay over the weekend that included western sandpipers, dunlins, long-billed dowitchers and Pacific plovers. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival seeks featured artist

The Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival is seeking applicants for its 30th annual… Continue reading

Mock orange, Shubert’s Red, mountain ash, red twigged dogwood and Miss Kim lilac, all successfully blend their fall colors. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)
Kachemak Gardener: Who doesn’t love fall?

Combining shades of gold, red/gold, a little straight up red — fall is a marvelous season.

Homer High School. (Homer News file photo)
School announcements

School district risk level update and upcoming events

Most Read