Click here to learn about our other Cycle #9 mini-grant recipient, Nancy Cook. 


Congratulations to Steve Kost on a successful grant application! 

Excerpts from Steve's application:

I am a combat veteran of the US Navy Seabees. I started doing scrap metal art as a form of therapy to focus my excessive energy on something positive. I have been making my own pieces for a while and recently started showing them. I am very grateful for the people that appreciate my art. I use discarded objects and rusty industrial items to bring my ideas to life. Sometimes I can spot a discarded object that is just begging to be turned into a face or an animal.

I would like to use the funds to help acquire materials for my next couple of projects to be displayed in exhibitions for veterans. I am grateful for the opportunity to show what a military veteran can do.

In addition to my scrap metal art I am also the drummer of the Chicago band The Seventh Sons. I enjoy creating music and art.

Integrity: Arts and Cultural Association is pleased to assist in funding Steve's proposal! We wish him the best in his future artistic endeavors. 

You may be the next grant winner! Click here to apply. 

There is no specific type of artist that we focus on or primarily support. Creative expression comes in a wide variety of artistic disciplines and genres. We are looking for passion and excellence in your craft. Tell us why your work is important to you and how you hope it will impact others. 
Photo Copyright © Steve Kost
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2018 Best Nine ~ Photo Copyright © Steve Kost
Photo Copyright © Steve Kost

"Fear not... it's not the Terminator or Ironman! I enjoy using scrap metal to make art. This was modeled after my own hand! I usually have it in front of my drums on stage when we play out..."
Photo Copyright © Steve Kost

"This sculpture looks great in my yard. A few cut off pieces of angle and pipe then i spent some time realizing my vision. I enjoy working with discards and scrap metal. Im going to leave it out for Chicago winter to bring that rusty color that I enjoy."