Art instigator Tina Dillman, who was featured on Buffalo Rising for her Project Grant initiative, is more than half way to the point of reaching her anticipated fundraising goal that could help to change the face of Grant Street and the city’s West Side.
Dillman reached out to BRO to share her status report on the progress that she has made toward her socially engaged artist residency program. “I have gained a lot of momentum since arriving here, and feel very welcomed and supported by the local community,” Dillman wrote to me. “The fundraising campaign for Project Grant has extended its deadline until the end of this month, and I am currently at 60% of my target goal of $3000, and have 13 days left in the campaign. I was just informed this week that if I meet this goal, I will receive a $500 grant from Councilmember David Rivera’s office, so it is extremely important that I succeed with this endeavor.”
At this point, Dillman is hoping that anyone who wants to see an infusion of artists from outside of Buffalo, living here in a residency capacity, donate whatever they feel that they can to this worthy cause. If the funds are raised, three artists will come to Buffalo the first year, and six the following year. Rarely do we see these types of opportunities presented to us, which is why it is so important to support this cause.
This project will only be funded if at least $3,000 is donated by Friday, January 30, 11:59pm.