INVESTING IN creative advocacy in alaska
HUMAN:ties is a partnership between the Alaska Humanities Forum and the 100Stone Project that will grant another Alaskan artist an opportunity to activate their communities as 100Stone did around place-based issues of great gravity.
Inspired by Sarah Davies’ 100Stone Project, the Alaska Humanities Forum’s newest initiative, HUMAN:ties, will combat isolation and promote a deeper understanding of self and community by funding place-based art projects that explore the influence of human connection on our emotional, psychological, and social well-being.
Through your sponsorship and purchase of our 43 surviving "stone" statues, the purchase of merchandise, or your direct donation to HUMAN:ties at the link below, you will play an essential role in our movement to activate another creative vision.
Help us pass the torch of 100Stone Project, and ignite the imagination of another artist. Together, we will define the beauty and strength in vulnerability.
HUMAN:ties is unfolding in 2 parts
On Friday, November 4, 2016, at 5:00pm, Alaskans will once again be able to embrace our restored 100Stone family on the gorgeous grounds of Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage. This day also marks the moment you will be able to make the "stones" your own in any of the following ways:
Sponsor a stone to become part of a collection in a permanent public setting.
Purchase a stone to bring home to your personal gardens or private institutions.
Contribute to a pool of dollars that will support sponsored statues for a permanent public collection by donating, or buying a handmade hoodie, amulet or print.
In the same way the Anchorage Park Foundation and the Light Brigade invested in the 100Stone Project, we want to invest in our Statewide community's creative population. With our sights on the highest success, and so much value to offer, our goal is to build HUMAN:TIES, through which your contributions will become investments into new pathways of storytelling, advocacy and social creativity. Your dollars will give potency to new projects, and opportunities to our communities for civic art that amplifies their own unique voices. Your participation will bring new life.
In 2017, Alaskan artists of all disciplines will be invited to propose a creative advocacy project of their own imagining. When chosen, new projects will receive a grant up to $15,000 and the fiscal sponsorship of the Alaska Humanities Forum as they bring their vision to life.
A personal note from sarah davies, 100Stone project lead
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