[Lab] Awesome Foundation Project Grants

Ryan Stec ryanstec at artengine.ca
Mon Aug 16 14:16:22 EDT 2010

Hello Everyone,

Wanted to send a little promo message for the Awesome Foundation - Ottawa Chapter. This is a great model for a foundation creating a direct and simple link with creative people needing a little support for their projects.

The Foundation is made up of a group of trustee who award $1,000.00 grants to projects that help make this city and life a little more awesome, so we are talking a broad definition of what they support. This summer they awarded a grant to a duo from Montréal who are working on creating a plant-based installation on the Arts Court grounds.

We are working on a collaboration with The Awesome Ottawa folks, and hope to get the word out about their grant as well as present a project at Electric Fields in the fall. It would be great to see some of the great projects from some of the Mod Lab get a little needed boost from the Foundation. The fund favours assisting with expenses needed for materials, but in my discussion with one of the trustees we also talked about the role funds can play for artists who need to hire technicians to have something completed for them.

If my memory serves me correctly, Emily, who just joined the list recently was key in creating the original Awesome Foundation in Boston. Big ups to her, and even more so for whatever role she played in its arrival on our shores :)

You can check out a little more about Awesome here:




Ryan Stec
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