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48 Hours with Project Grant

Project Grant is looking for artists to participate in a 48 Hours project. Artists of all disciplines are asked to apply for a weekend residency where they will be participating in an art marathon. The results of the project will be displayed on Monday, following the exercise. 48 Hours is a weekend long residency conducted by Tina M. Dillman, Founder and Director of Project Grant. Dillman says that eight artists will be chosen for the project, that could include mediums such as literature, theater, dance, performance, architecture, design, media, sculpture, philosophy, urban planning and visual arts. Interested parties can email Specific project dates will be one weekend a month in January, February and March.

‘It’s my goal with 48 hours to stop and bring thinkers and doers from different backgrounds together, as a stepping stone for something greater,” says Dillman. Sort of like a thank tank where the sky is the limit. This will mainly involve local and regional artists, but there will also be artists from possible NYC, Toronto, Pittsburgh, etc. The point is to dig deeper into what’s going on in Buffalo. We will be putting different arts together, to talk critically about the works of art and the roles of the artists. It’s important that art is accessible – what can we do to enhance art in Buffalo?”

Project Grant intends to amplify the scope of art projects, collaborations, classes and installations in Buffalo, by providing a fluid blueprint for art initiatives that are not dictated by space, time or even walls. Dillman is constantly looking to experiment with parameters that many might feel are limitations. Her ability to create a project out of thin air, using her talents and imagination – that is her inherent strength.

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Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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