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Leigh Weimers Emerging Artists Awards

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Call Type: Award
Eligibility: Local
State: California
Event Dates: 10/11/17 - 10/11/17
Entry Deadline: 7/7/17
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 20
Audio - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 3
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 20
Entry Fee (Leigh Weimers Emerging Artists Awards): $10.00

Please note:  Winners are required to attend the following two mandatory events at the Rotary San Jose Summit Center in downtown San Jose:

1.  Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 1:00pm - 4:30pm - Awards program rehearsal.  Winners must be present for the entire afternoon.

2.  Wednesday, October 11, 2017,11:00am - 1:30pm - Awards luncheon and program. 


The Leigh Weimers Emerging Artists Awards give unrestricted cash grants to local (residents of Santa Clara County only) artists who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits, but who have not enjoyed the recognition and rewards of being more widely known.  Please note that the residency requirement for applicants is strictly observed.

In memory and honor of Leigh Weimers—the longtime Mercury News columnist, supporter of the arts and a Rotarian—the Rotary Club of San Jose has established the Emerging Artists Awards, presented to outstanding artists residing in Santa Clara County in the visual arts, performing arts, written word and music who have yet to be widely recognized for their talent, vision and artistic accomplishments.

These awards, first given in July, 2013, recognized three artists with individual $1000 cash prizes. The winners then present their art to the Rotary Club of San Jose, one of the world's largest Rotaries, at one of its regular Wednesday luncheon meetings.

Please note that all applicants must create a CaFE account in order to apply to the program.  

We also recommend that all applicants to sign up for the CaFE newsletter.  This publication provides information on multiple grant programs in many geographic areas.

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