Monday, November 11th, 2019

Pathfinder receives grant for Artist-In-Residence

Posted: Friday, October 4, 2019

Pathfinder Services, Inc. is one of 19 community-based organizations across the country to be awarded a grant from Rural Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC). The $13,950 grant, announced Tuesday, September 24, is for the Artist-In-Residence Program for the new Huntington Arts & Entrepreneurial Center, which will be located in downtown Huntington.

“We are so excited to receive this grant,” said Katy Strass, Arts Center director. “In planning the offerings at the Arts Center, we felt that an Artist-in-Residence Program was essential. The program will include an apartment and private studio for the artist, who in turn will provide workshop instruction in their medium of choice and enhanced opportunities for Arts in Education programming offered in the area school system.”

The Artist-In-Residence Program is one aspect of the planned Huntington Arts & Entrepreneurial Center, which is a multi-purpose community arts center that serves people of all ages and abilities as they pursue their interests in the arts. The Arts Center is a project of Pathfinder Services and the LaFontaine Arts Council and will be located in the Odd Fellows historic buildings in downtown Huntington.

Rural LISC awards grants to community-based organizations that work to strengthen and celebrate the unique character and identity of their communities through artistic and cultural activities. They are specifically awarded for outstanding projects and programs set to improve a community’s sense of identity and pride by creating cultural programming like festivals and musical performances. These programs are usually done in reclaimed public spaces and enhance the visual appeal of the community through murals, decorated storefronts and sculptures.

For additional information, contact Nicole Hahn at (260) 355-2546 (office), (260) 519-3610 (cell), or nhahn@pathfinderservices.org.