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Creativity and Arts Fund

APPLY FOR FUNDING FOR CREATIVE ENDEAVORS 
SPRING 2018 DEADLINE: APRIL 22
The Vita Leo Brown Creativity and Arts Fund supports new creative endeavors in the artistically vibrant CBH community, created in remembrance of CBH member Vita Leo Brown, whose life embraced all the arts.  

How to Apply for Funds:
If you are a CBH member and have an idea that you feel would feed the creative spirit of the synagogue, we encourage you to apply for support. Submit a brief description of your idea and include the budget along with your name, address, phone and email. 

Interested applicants should email their proposals by Sunday, April 22 to Amy Robertson at arobertson@cbhatlanta.org.

 


 

CBH Announces New Fund in 2017

The Vita Leo Brown Creativity and Arts Fund to support the creative side of CBH.
Monies will be allotted to projects and endeavors that enhance the creative life of the synagogue. Before her death last spring, Vita was a vibrant member of CBH, having attended the Hebrew school, and celebrating her bat mitzvah in the CBH community. She graduated with a major in film and minor in photography from Georgia State University, and also embraced and engaged in a range of arts including music, dance, and visual arts.  The fund’s seed money comes from a generous donation from the Calmenson Foundation, and honors Vita’s lifelong path as an arts enthusiast.  The fund also so fittingly honors our CBH community, brimming with all manner of artists and creative sorts!

How to Give:
Go to the donation page of the CBH website https://www.congregationbethaverim.org/support
Enter your donation, and select this fund from the drop down list of options.
Or send a check made out to Congregation Bet Haverim and in the memo section write Vita Leo Brown Creativity and Arts Fund: CBH,  P.O. Box 29548, Atlanta, GA 30359

How to Apply for Funds:
If you are a CBH member and have an idea that you feel would feed the creative spirit of the synagogue, we encourage you to apply for support. Perhaps you want to bring a visual artist to give a workshop or stage an exhibit, or want to offer a music workshop, or need coaching for a new ensemble, or perhaps you want to make a film and need some financial support -- the possibilities are endless. Submit a brief description of your idea and include the budget along with your name, address, phone and email to Amy Robertson at  arobertson@cbhatlanta.org. Please note that generally speaking, we do not use the fund to pay congregants to lead programs. 


We expect to review submissions twice a year.

Projects funded in 2017:

Sarah Zaslaw, our resident violinist, received support to defray the cost of attending KlezKanada, the largest klezmer convocation in North America, where she will be able to receive instrument-specific klezmer instruction. We are thrilled to be able to support her ongoing education and know that her experience there will enhance the musical life of our community.

The Singing Sisters, a group of 5 CBH women who formed a self-directed singing ensemble in March 2016, received support to cover five hours of professional coaching in arrangement and vocal technique. This ensemble performs at CBH gatherings and lifecycles and out in the Atlanta community.

Tuwanda Muhammad received support to bring in local poet Miriam Jacobs to lead a workshop called “High Holiday Reflection: Poetry and the Psalms,” where CBH members read and analyzed specific Psalms that explored the themes of reflection and renewal that are so central to Elul. At the conclusion of the workshop, members wrote and shared their own Psalms. 

Mon, April 23 2018 8 Iyyar 5778