The Board of The Jesse Thompkins III Foundation for Young People in the Arts (JT3 Art) is pleased to announce they are now taking applications for the first JT3 Artist Awards to be given out this fall to aspiring screenwriter/directors. JT3 Art is seeking aspiring screenwriter/directors who demonstrate talent, passion, work ethic, and a deep-seated need to make art, but have room to grow and need this grant to help make that growth possible. Applicants must be residents of Brooklyn, NY. At least one $2,000 JT3 Artist Award, and one or more grants under $2,000 will be awarded. The deadline for applications is June 22, 2009. More information on the awards program can be found at www.jt3art.org
The Foundationís History:
Jesse and Judith Thompkins launched The Jesse Thompkins III Foundation for Young People in the Arts (JT3 Art) in memory of their son, an aspiring screenwriter and film director, who died on August 3, 2008 in a traffic-related accident in Brooklyn, NY. JT3 Art will invest in the development of emerging artists who best embody our namesakeís tenacity in the pursuit of their artistic passion.
Art has the ability to revitalize and enrich world culture, yet emerging artists are often compelled to choose between advancing their artistic endeavors or supporting their basic needs. Too many talented individuals have to give up on their dream before they have a chance to take flight. We want to help change that. Our goal is to assist these individuals so they can devote more attention to developing their artistic gifts.