Join us for the Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival

November 13, 2021 6PM - Midnight

The 2021 Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival is currently scheduled for Saturday, November 13, 2021, at Hemisfair. We hope that with the new developments addressing health and safety we will be able to gather in person for this magical event.

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Luminaria Working Artist Fund

Luminaria Working Artist FundThe Luminaria Working Artist Fund (WAF) is a professional development micro-grant for individual artists living and working in Bexar County. Up to $550 may be requested once per year for activities that support artistic growth.

The WAF Fall 2021 application opens on Friday, August 27 and closes at 11:59 PM Friday, September 24, 2021. Professional development projects must be completed by February 28, 2022. 

 

Timeline

August 27, 2021: Online-only award applications open at www.anyartist.org. 

September 24, 2021: Applications close at 11:59 PM. 

September 24–October 8, 2021: Judging of applications by arts professionals. 

October 15, 2021: Applicants notified of judging results. Artists may email grants@luminariasa.org for reviewer feedback regarding your proposal once you receive an email about the status of your application. 

February 28, 2022: Grantee’s projects/purchases completed. 

March 15, 2022: Grantees submit a final report describing the professional development experience/expense and how it has or will impact your career along with copies of receipts for your expenses. 

Para preguntas sobre la aplicación en español, contacte a Grants@LuminariaSA.org o al (210) 721-1670. 

There is an optional application fee of $5.00 to help offset the costs of managing the WAF Fall 2021 call. Please consider making a donation at http://tinyurl.com/LuminariaSA. 

About the Working Artist Fund: The Working Artist Fund addresses the impact of COVID-19, the recent winter storm, and other on-going economic hardships on individual artists living and working in Bexar County. The fund will offer support toward a sustainable livelihood for area artists through generous year-round donations from individuals, foundations, government entities, corporations and partners that wish to support a vibrant arts community. 

The Working Artist Fund is supported by the City of San Antonio’s Department of Arts and Culture, The Brown Foundation, Texas Public Radio’s !Viva Telethon¡, Nelco Media, Guillermo Nicolas, Angelika Jansen, Phil & Linda Hardberger, Garrett T. Capps, and numerous individual art supporters. 

Luminaria Artist Foundation’s Individual Grants Program

The Luminaria Artist Foundation’s Individual Grants Program awards professional regional artists of all genres up to $10,000 to create and showcase new works. Grants are awarded based on artistic achievement and dedication to an artistic discipline.

The Luminaria Artist Foundation Grants Program is supported by the City of San Antonio’s Department of Arts & Culture, Kay and Scott Armstrong in honor of Kathy Armstrong, Rick Liberto, The Lifshutz Foundation, Patricia Pratchett, Guillermo Nicolas in honor of his mother Irma Cortez Nicolas, and numerous individual donors.

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Luminaria is dedicated to the innovative interpretation of our city’s culture, history, and environment through creative placemaking and site-specific arts integration. We coordinate with anchor arts institutions, cultural and heritage organizations, and other community partners to give San Antonio residents and visitors access to a vibrant arts culture.

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2020 PlaceMaking

In 2020, Luminaria partnered with Centro San Antonio, the National Park Service, and Mission Heritage Partners on five mural PlaceMaking projects.

Mission San José Tricentennial Mural
Artist Sandra Gonzalez created the mural for the Roosevelt Avenue facing wall of the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Visitor’s Center. The park’s mural commemorates the 300-year history of Mission San José.

Centro San Antonio Art Everywhere
The Centro San Antonio murals are part of Centro’s Art Everywhere initiative and will adorn the facades of four downtown buildings when they are all completed. San Antonio artists Suzy Gonzalez, Kat Cadena, Rudy Herrera, and Joe De La Cruz will each add their creative voices to our city’s urban core.

Creative ventures such as these are made possible in part by our partners at Centro San Antonio, the National Park Service, and Mission Heritage Partners.

Centro San Antonio
US National Park Service
Mission Heritage Partners
Centro San Antonio
US National Park Service
Mission Heritage Partners