Apply for funding to create a Mini Art Gallery in your neighborhood!

Allied Arts is committed to promoting community connectivity through the arts. The Mini Art Gallery project will be supported using resiliency funding made possible by Whatcom Community Foundation. We celebrate that community art can come in many forms and supporting new mini art galleries will be a way to connect communities to accessible, innovative, and fun forms of artistry!

What is a “Mini-Gallery”?

Maybe over the years, you have seen little libraries pop up in your neighborhood that tell you to “take a book – leave a book”. Recently there has been a similar model used to create small community galleries housed in a small box structure where art can be viewed, taken and replaced, and more. It is a special way for people to interact with art and share creativity.

Who can apply?

We are encouraging community members to take charge of their own Mini Gallery. People with a spot on their property in a Whatcom County neighborhood where a mini-gallery can be built and then maintained are ideal for this. Allied Arts is excited to see creative ways to create/decorate/run a small gallery.

The application deadline is August 31st, 2022.

Allied Arts will be picking 5 proposals for a Mini Art Gallery to receive a stipend of $200 as a part of resiliency funding from Whatcom Community Foundation. This application must be submitted by August 31st. Winners of the jury will be notified that they have been picked by September 14th.

For more information contact: Xandra Blackburn, Gallery Assistant at Allied Arts xandra@alliedarts.org or call at 360-676-8548

Artist Form for Mini Gallery

Name(Required)
Address(Required)
If you have social media accounts that showcase your art.
Do you want to buy a mini gallery box?(Required)

Here is a place that makes the boxes: https://littlefreelibrary.myshopify.com/collections/little-free-libraries
What sort of mini art do you want to put in the gallery? What Mini Medium?
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