The Cultural Council is now accepting applications for its annual Dina Baker Fund for Mature Female Artists.

The Dina Baker Fund for Mature Female Artists grants $10,000 to a local visual artist age 60 or older, enabling her to further her artistic development and achievement. Funds may be used for professional development, arts-related exhibition expenses, equipment and supplies, healthcare costs or basic living expenses.

In addition to the funds, the 2020 recipient will receive a one-year membership and a solo exhibition in May 2021 at the Cultural Council.

The deadline to apply for the grant is Friday, Oct. 16. A panel of visual art professionals will select the recipient on a competitive basis, giving the highest priority to artistic ability, financial need and a true passion for the arts. The recipient will be announced this December.

Due to the pandemic, an application training presentation is available online. For more information, eligibility requirements or to apply, please visit