Akron Soul Train (AST), a residential artist’s village, was recently approved for a $25,000 grant from GAR Foundation, one of a group of 46 local organizations that received part of $1.4 million.
The funding will help cover phase one of building the Akron Soul Train village in the Northside Arts District. Phase one will include two residential studios, a gallery/performance space and restroom facilities. Construction is due to begin later this summer, with a grand opening scheduled for early fall.
Applications for two residential fellows and one home based fellow are currently being accepted. The 2017 fellows will be selected by June 30.
Phase one of Akron Soul Train will be the first of four phases to build its village at 100 Canal Street. AST also is due to host a variety of arts workshops and events, including the exhibition of each fellow’s work.
Akron Soul Train (AST), a residential artist village along the historic Ohio and Erie Canal, is an arts nonprofit organization founded in 2016 in Akron, Ohio. An organization dedicated to fostering Akron’s art community, AST’s mission is: To build and maintain a residential artist village in Akron; to provide Fellowships, outreach, and arts education. A
AST was founded by Nancy Brennan and Amy Mothersbaugh in 2016 after winning the 2015 Knight Arts Challenge.
For info, visit akronsoultrain.org. For info about GAR Foundation’s recent grants, including AST, visit garfoundation.org/news-updates/2017/05/artsnow-akron-development-corporation-among-46-organizations-receiving-grants-gar-foundation.