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New Fund Helps Lander Organizations Purchase Art for Community Events

  • Local Champion: An individual
  • Date Funded: March 21, 2022
  • Grant Amount: $10,500

Many Lander artists are asked to donate their work for community nonprofit fundraisers—and while they often oblige, they face a loss of potential income when they give their work away for free. To help address this problem, a Lander local brought forward a potential solution: create a pool of funds for purchasing local art for community fundraisers. The goal would be to pay local artists for their work at a slightly discounted rate rather than asking for a donation. Then, with sales from event proceeds, organizations can purchase more art for the future. More than a dozen local artists and organizations expressed interested in the idea, and with the LOR Foundation’s help it became a reality. A grant from LOR helped artists establish the fund, which is now being used to acquire artwork from local creators.

This project was fiscally sponsored by Lander Community Foundation

Contact our community officer in Lander. Meet Ami Vincent
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