2011 Individual Artist Award Public Ceremony

Welcome to the 2011 Individual Artist Awards announcement taking place in Anchorage at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. Today, May 18, Rasmuson Foundation will reveal 31 grant awards in three categories: $5,000 project grants, $12,000 Artist Fellowships, and one $25,000 Distinguished Artist Award.

Practicing artists are essential to vibrant Alaska communities. As of today, Rasmuson Foundation will have awarded $1.7 million to 230 Alaska artists allowing them to seek a variety of creative opportunities, including the time necessary to focus on creative work.

Rasmuson Foundation will also be announcing this year's awards in the virtual world Second Life immediately following the live event. The Rasmuson Foundation Gallery of Alaska Art in Second Life features the work of several dozen Alaska artists, each an Award recipient. To enter the gallery, you must have a free Second Life account and avatar and go to the SLURL: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Rhetorica/185/237/44