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Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program
http://www.mainearts.maine.gov/Grants/Documents/ARTISTSAPP2007.rtf

Designed to assist Maine’s communities to preserve valuable artistic traditions. The program provides an opportunity for master traditional artists to pass on their skills to qualified apprentices.


Individual Artist Fellowship Program
http://www.mainearts.maine.gov/Grants/Documents/ARTISTSAPP2007.rtf

Designed to reward artistic excellence, advance the careers of Maine artists, and promote public awareness regarding the eminence of the creative sector in Maine.


Arts Visibility
http://www.mainearts.maine.gov/Grants/Documents/ARTISTSAPP2007.rtf

Arts Visibility: Designed to assist Maine’s artists and arts organizations by providing the means with which to increase the visibility of specific artistic projects. Any 'good idea' that supports an individual artist or organization through increased visibility is eligible for the grant.


New Media
http://www.mainearts.maine.gov/Grants/Documents/ARTISTSAPP2007.rtf

New Media: Designed to foster the growth of Maine’s artists by supporting the creation of new works that creatively engage or innovatively incorporate new or emerging technologies for means of artistic expression or professional development. Any 'good idea' that furthers an individual artist's creative growth through technology and new media is eligible for the grant.


Good Idea Grant Program(s)
http://www.mainearts.maine.gov/Grants/Documents/ARTISTSAPP2007.rtf

Application Deadlines: December 12, 2008 and March 6, 2009 (for New Media and Visibility ONLY) September 18, 2009 (for all categories) Contemporary: Designed to assist in supporting and fostering the growth of Maine’s artists. The parameters of the grant are purposefully broad. They include any “good idea” that furthers an individual artist’s creative endeavor(s).


Iowa Scholarship for the Arts
http://www.iowaartscouncil.org/funding/scholarship-for-the-arts/index....

The Iowa Arts Council must receive your application no later than 4:30 p.m. the day of the deadline listed below. This is NOT a postmark deadline. If the deadline falls on a state holiday or on a Saturday or Sunday, it will be extended to the next working day. Application Deadline: February 9, annually. Scholarship Amount: $1,000 to $2,000 The Iowa Arts Council will notify finalists by March 15th. All finalists will be required to attend an interview with the panel in Des Moines on Saturday April 18th, 2009. Interviews will last approximately 30 minutes. Scholarships are for college or university costs that will occur during the following academic year: 2009-2010. GO TO APPLICATION FORM » A Brief History In conjunction with the State of Iowa’s Homecoming ’86 celebration, world-renowned opera singer Simon Estes held a benefit concert to establish the Iowa Scholarship for the Arts. From 1986 to 1994 the Iowa Arts Council awarded scholarships to over 20 undergraduate students who excelled in the arts. By 1994, most of the funds raised from the benefit concert had been expended. In 1996, the Iowa Arts Council, under the leadership of William H. Jackson, established an endowment to guarantee perpetual funding of the Iowa Scholarships for the Arts Program. Initial partners who contributed funds to establish the endowment included Two Rivers Arts Festival and Raccoon River Brewing Company in Des Moines, the Ameristar Casino in Council Bluffs, and private donations by Iowa Arts Council board members and private citizens. Eligible Students You must meet all of the following in order to be eligible for this scholarship: You must be an Iowa resident who will graduate from an Iowa high school during the 2007-2008 school year You must show proven artistic ability in at least one of these arts areas: dance, literature, music, theatre, traditional arts, and visual arts You will need to be accepted as a full-time undergraduate at a fully-accredited Iowa college or university with a major in one or more of the areas listed above Not Eligible: Iowa Arts Council or Young Iowans Cultural Council board or staff, or a member of their immediate family or dependent children. Scholarship Amounts Scholarship recipients will receive $1,000 to $2,000 for undergraduate tuition and related expenses to attend Iowa colleges or universities where they are enrolled. Application Review, Approval & Notification Process You must meet all of the following eligibility requirements in order to have your application accepted for review: The Iowa Arts Council must receive your complete application, including all attachments, by 4:30 p.m. on the day of the deadline (this is not a postmark deadline). Incomplete, illegible, handwritten faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted. The following items must be included with the application: - one-page essay, and - two letters of recommendation. Your application, and all others received, will be reviewed by a panel of arts professionals, educators, members of the Iowa Arts Council board, and members of the Young Iowans Cultural Council who are knowledgeable in the arts. The panel scores each applicant on the degree to which he/she meets specific review criteria. The IAC director makes final award decisions. IAC staff will not respond to questions until after the review and approval process is completed and applicants are notified by mail. Review Criteria Your application should reflect your sense of dedication to your chosen art discipline. Panelists will evaluate and score each application based on the following criteria as demonstrated in the written essay and during the interview: Proven artistic and academic abilities in the area of music, dance, literature, theatre, traditional arts, or visual arts. Future goals and objectives relating to the intended field of study.


Small Operating Support Grant Program
http://www.culturalaffairs.org/funding/sos_grant_program/index.htm

How can we help you do what you do…better? Healthy arts, history, and cultural organizations enhance quality of life in Iowa communities. With SOS Grants, the Department of Cultural Affairs wants to help small and mid-sized arts, history, and cultural organizations: Take steps toward improved professionalism and standards of operation To temporarily cover some operational costs to free up other funds for programming or purchases Become more effective at achieving goals that will directly affect their community Grant Amounts Applicants may apply for no more than 5% of their previous year’s operating budget or up to $5,000 maximum. Note: SOS grants are one-time grants. The Department of Cultural Affairs makes no commitments to continued funding in subsequent years. SOS grants can not be used for a project funded by another DCA grant. Funding Period FY 09 SOS Grant funds may be used for expenditures occurring between September 1, 2009 to June 30, 2009. Deadline FY10 SOS Grant fund information is forthcoming. Please check back in late 2008. How can funds be used? The intent of this grant program is to support operating expenses. Expenses for programming are typically funded through other IAC/DCA grant programs. Small and mid-size arts, history, and cultural organizations in Iowa might apply for an SOS grant to support: Equipment purchases that will improve efficiency in the organization New members challenge drive to match membership dues, subscriptions, tickets, etc. Hiring a consultant or contracted employees Costs related to technology: software purchases, staff training, web development, etc. Marketing and promotional expenses Temporary relief of operating costs such as rent, utilities, etc, due to the costs of special programs. SOS Grant funds may NOT be used for capital expenses or for political lobbying activities, or for activities already receiving funds from or used as matching funds for another Department of Cultural Affairs grant program. Eligible Applicants To be eligible for SOS funds, ALL of the following must be true for an organization: The organization’s primary mission and purpose are the arts, history or culture; for example, arts organizations, botanical centers, historical organizations, museums, cultural centers, arts alliances, or centers for the performing arts. The organization is registered with the Iowa Secretary of State’s office as an Iowa nonprofit organization and operates as a federally tax exempt organization under IRS section 501(c)(3), OR is a formal entity of city, county, or tribal government. The organization has been in existence in its community for at least 3 years. The organization’s annual operating budget is less than $150,000 per year. Not Eligible to Apply Individuals An entity of federal or state government A for-profit corporation or business; religious organization; political party; labor union; or national service/professional organization An educational institution, organization or K-12 school, whose primary orientation, mission and purpose is education and the awarding of academic credits, or organizations that are operated with a purpose to support such institutions An organization that receives general operating support through other programs administered by the DCA or its divisions A previous grantee of the Department of Cultural Affairs or any of its divisions with an outstanding late Final Report An organization using a fiscal agent or the Iowa nonprofit or federal tax-exempt status of another organization. An auditorium, convention center or other similar type of venue An organization that has already received funding for the same project or expenses from another grant program operated by the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs or any of its divisions. Funding Limitations from Other DCA Grant Programs The Department of Cultural Affairs manages a number of grant programs. Some restrictions are necessary in order to be sure that funds can be distributed broadly. SOS grant recipients may apply for and receive funds from any Iowa Arts Council, State Historical Society of Iowa, or general DCA grant programs, but MAY NOT use SOS funds as match for these grants. In addition, SOS grant recipients are limited to receiving one Major Grant OR one Mini Grant from the Iowa Arts Council per fiscal year. Criteria SOS grants will be reviewed using the following criteria: Need for and Impact of Funds (up to 15 points): the need for SOS funds must be clearly stated, and the application narrative must clearly define the impact these funds will have on the organization’s ability to achieve its mission and goals. Community Support (up to 15 points): the organization must show through its narrative and attached support letters that it provides arts, history, or cultural programming and/or services that are highly valued and supported by leaders in its community. Completeness of Application Content and Budget Detail (up to 5 points): the budget request must be clear and understandable to reviewers, and the application package must include all required materials Funding Priorities High Priorities for SOS Funding Use of funds to improve standards of operation, promote sustainability, and increase community awareness and participation in the organization. Proposals that include a clear explanation of how funds will assist in sustaining or furthering the operations and programs of the organization. Proposed activities should be a logical step toward achieving the long-term goals of the organization. Requests to fund salaries, utilities, or other on-going activities that include an explanation of why this is a one-time extra expense (such a particularly high heating bills due to a record-breaking cold winter), how the freed-up monies would be reallocated (if SOS funds would be used to pay for something that was already included in the budget) and how that use improves the effectiveness or efficiency of the organization, and/or how the organization plans to address these costs in the future. The professionalism of the staff and/or organization will be increased due to receiving funding. The community will be better served by the increased standards of operations. The budget included in the proposal demonstrates the need for and use of SOS funding. Low Priorities for SOS Funding Proposals requesting the maximum amount allowed without making a clear connection between the organization’s mission and goals and the amount requested. Requests to hire permanent staff, cover utility bills, or pay for other on-going expenses without a clear explanation of how such activities will be sustained in the future. Equipment purchase requests without a clear explanation of how the equipment will be used to strengthen the mission of the organization and the community at large. Organizations that do not demonstrate community support and participation or articulate the organization’s services and/or mission. Review Process A review panel of at least three individuals representing DCA staff and constituents will evaluate each proposal according to the criteria and funding priorities. The panel will make recommendations to the DCA Director, who makes final award decisions. Applicants will receive notification of award decisions within 45 days of the application deadline. To Apply Read the guidelines, funding priorities, application form, and service contract to be sure of the SOS program’s details. Assemble an application package that includes the following: Completed SOS Application Form, Department of Cultural Affairs Service Contract, completed and signed by the appropriate organization authority Completed Substitute W-9 Form, which enables grant payments from the State of Iowa Maximum of three letters of support, describing the impact and importance of the organization to the community Applications missing any of these items will be declared ineligible and will not be reviewed. Send the application package to: SOS Grant Application c/o Linda Lee Department of Cultural Affairs 600 E Locust St Des Moines, IA 50319


Iowa Community Cultural Grants
http://www.culturalaffairs.org/funding/iowa_community_cultural_grant/i...

STOP: Iowa Community Cultural Grants are changing! NEW ANNUAL DEADLINE: MAY 1 for projects taking place July 1 - June 30. NEW FORMS & GUIDELINES: Revised application form and guidelines to be posted by January 1, 2009. PURPOSE OF ICCG FUNDING: Salaries/wages in Cultural organizations; these funds are for the bricklayers (personnel), NOT for bricks and mortar (materials). Questions? Contact Riki Saltzman


Cultural Leadership Partners Program
http://www.iowaartscouncil.org/funding/cultural_leadership_partners/in...

GOALS OF THE PROGRAM To strengthen the partnerships with our Cultural Leadership Partners based on mutual respect and an equal responsibility for advancing the cultural climate in Iowa. To encourage leadership and advocacy in advancing the role and value of arts and culture in Iowa. To provide predictable multi-year general operational funding support to our Cultural Leadership Partners. To identify creative solutions to common problems facing our Cultural Leadership Partners. To facilitate communication, collaboration and peer-to-peer networking between and among DCA and our Cultural Leadership Partners. EXPECTATIONS OF DCA AND CULTURAL LEADERSHIP PARTNERS Assume an active leadership role in their community and the state and be perceived as being proactive in advancing and elevating the role, value and quality of the arts and culture in Iowa. Make programming and managerial choices that clearly demonstrate an artistic or cultural vision and a desire for growth, innovation and excellence. Adopt management practices that reflect professional practices and standards expected within their fields. Establish and strengthen networking and mentoring relationships with each other and with other arts and cultural colleagues in Iowa. APPLICATION DEADLINE Applications are accepted every three years from organizations not currently receiving general operational support funding through the DCA or any of its divisions. The next deadline is 4 pm (CST), July 1, 2010. This is not a postmark deadline. Applications must be submitted on forms provided by DCA. Mail or hand-deliver applications and all supporting documents in one package to: Department of Cultural Affairs Cultural Leadership Partners Program Administrative Office, 3rd Floor West 600 E Locust Des Moines, IA 50319-0290 APPLICATION PROCESS The application process for new organizations is evaluative and can last a year or longer. After applications are reviewed by staff for eligibility and completeness, a three-member evaluation team is formed for each applicant. The evaluation team conducts a one or two day on-site evaluative visit that typically includes: Extensive conversations with the organization’s staff and board regarding the application and supporting documents. Conversations with the applicant’s community stakeholders. When deemed necessary by the evaluation team, additional visits may be scheduled to continue the review process and/or provide the team an opportunity to attend specific programs and services of the applicant. Applicants that successfully complete the application process and are determined ready to be a Cultural Leadership Partner are eligible to receive operational support funding. DCA’s first priority is to fulfill our multi-year funding commitments with our current Cultural Leadership Partners. Funding of new Cultural Leadership Partners is dependent on DCA receiving additional funding for the program. Funding amounts are determined by funding steps that are based on the organization’s average operating budget of the three previous years. Funding amounts currently range from $10,000 to $29,000. APPLICATION REVIEW CRITERIA Artistic/Cultural Excellence Managerial Excellence Excellence of Programs and Services Service Area Constituents Served Leadership and Advocacy RESPONSIBILITIES OF DCA & APPLICANTS DURING THE APPLICATION REVIEW PHASE After an application is determined to be eligible and complete, DCA staff will: Arrange a meeting with the applicant to plan and schedule an on-site evaluation visit. Form a 3-member evaluation team that will evaluate the applicant’s readiness to become a Cultural Leadership Partner and receive general operational support funding. Pay all expenses of the evaluation team. The applicant will be responsible for the following: Meet with DCA staff to plan the site visit. Identify and confirm site visit participants (employees, board members, community stakeholders). Provide lunch during the visit for the team and community stakeholders. Arrange for complimentary access for the team to attend fee-based events, programs and services the team evaluates. FUNDING LIMITATIONS FROM OTHER DCA GRANT PROGRAMS Organizations that receive funding through this partnership program are limited in the number and types of other funding assistance they can receive from DCA and its divisions. 1. Cultural Leadership Partners ARE NOT eligible to apply for IAC Mini Grants. 2. Cultural Leadership Partners ARE eligible to receive one IAC MAJOR GRANT per fiscal year and one DCA IOWA COMMUNITY CULTURAL GRANT per fiscal year. Due to the competitive nature of these two grant programs, receipt of additional funding support is not implied or guaranteed. Cultural Leadership Partners funds may not to be used as match for these two grant programs. When applying for funds to tour an artistic work/production to other organizations in Iowa, these applications may only request funds to support the expenses to create and/or prepare an exhibition/production/etc. to tour, but not for the actual touring/presentation expenses of the sponsor. Only the sponsor may apply to DCA or its divisions for funding assistance for these expenses. 3. Cultural Leadership Partners ARE eligible to receive one IAC EZ 1-2-3 GRANT per fiscal year. These grants are awarded on a first come, first funded basis until grant funds are expended. 4. Cultural Leadership Partners ARE eligible to apply for an IAC PARTNERSHIP GRANT. Due to limited funds, the ability of DCA/IAC to award Partnership grants is not implied or guaranteed. 5. Cultural Leadership Partners ARE eligible to receive grants through State Historical Society of Iowa granting programs. Due to the competitive nature of these programs, receipt of additional funding support is not implied or guaranteed.


Iowa Scholarship for the Arts
http://www.iowaartscouncil.org/funding/scholarship-for-the-arts/index....

A Brief History In conjunction with the State of Iowa’s Homecoming ’86 celebration, world-renowned opera singer Simon Estes held a benefit concert to establish the Iowa Scholarship for the Arts. From 1986 to 1994 the Iowa Arts Council awarded scholarships to over 20 undergraduate students who excelled in the arts. By 1994, most of the funds raised from the benefit concert had been expended. In 1996, the Iowa Arts Council, under the leadership of William H. Jackson, established an endowment to guarantee perpetual funding of the Iowa Scholarships for the Arts Program. Initial partners who contributed funds to establish the endowment included Two Rivers Arts Festival and Raccoon River Brewing Company in Des Moines, the Ameristar Casino in Council Bluffs, and private donations by Iowa Arts Council board members and private citizens. Eligible Students You must meet all of the following in order to be eligible for this scholarship: You must be an Iowa resident who will graduate from an Iowa high school during the 2007-2008 school year You must show proven artistic ability in at least one of these arts areas: dance, literature, music, theatre, traditional arts, and visual arts You will need to be accepted as a full-time undergraduate at a fully-accredited Iowa college or university with a major in one or more of the areas listed above Not Eligible: Iowa Arts Council or Young Iowans Cultural Council board or staff, or a member of their immediate family or dependent children. Scholarship Amounts Scholarship recipients will receive $1,000 to $2,000 for undergraduate tuition and related expenses to attend Iowa colleges or universities where they are enrolled. Application Review, Approval & Notification Process You must meet all of the following eligibility requirements in order to have your application accepted for review: The Iowa Arts Council must receive your complete application, including all attachments, by 4:30 p.m. on the day of the deadline (this is not a postmark deadline). Incomplete, illegible, handwritten faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted. The following items must be included with the application: - one-page essay, and - two letters of recommendation. Your application, and all others received, will be reviewed by a panel of arts professionals, educators, members of the Iowa Arts Council board, and members of the Young Iowans Cultural Council who are knowledgeable in the arts. The panel scores each applicant on the degree to which he/she meets specific review criteria. The IAC director makes final award decisions. IAC staff will not respond to questions until after the review and approval process is completed and applicants are notified by mail. Review Criteria Your application should reflect your sense of dedication to your chosen art discipline. Panelists will evaluate and score each application based on the following criteria as demonstrated in the written essay and during the interview: Proven artistic and academic abilities in the area of music, dance, literature, theatre, traditional arts, or visual arts. Future goals and objectives relating to the intended field of study.


EZ 1-2-3 Grant
http://www.iowaartscouncil.org/funding/ez-1-2-3-grant/index.shtml

Types of EZ Grants EZ 1-2-3 Arts Education Grants support eligible organizations to hire a Teaching Artist from the IAC’s Teaching Artists Roster, to provide students hands-on arts education-related experience in a school. Search the Iowa Artists Directory to find an artist from this roster. EZ 1-2-3 Performing Arts Grants support eligible organizations to hire an artist or group from the IAC’s Performing Artists Roster, to perform in their community. Search the Iowa Artists Directory to find an artist from this roster. EZ 1-2-3 Character Counts! Through the Arts Grants support eligible organizations and schools to hire an artist that is trained in the principles of Character Counts!, and weaves those principles and language into the work they do with schools and community groups as an enhancement to their character education programs. This project is a partnership with the Institute for Character Development at Drake University. (Note: all Character Counts!-endorsed artists are also members of the IAC’s Teaching Artists Roster. Find the list of Character Counts-trained artists at the Institute for Character Development’s web site. Grant Amount You may request up to $500, but no more than 50% of the total expenses of the activity or event. All applicants must cash match EZ 1-2-3 Grants. In other words, for every EZ 1-2-3 Grant dollar you receive, you and/or your other funding partners must match it with a dollar. Donations of time, materials, services and supplies are not considered cash match. You are limited to receiving one EZ 1-2-3 grant per fiscal year (July 1 to June 30, annually). Application Deadline and Notification EZ 1-2-3 grants are awarded on a first received, first funded basis. There is no application deadline. Applications are reviewed daily during normal office hours until available funds are awarded. Within 2 weeks of receipt of the application, you will be notified by email or phone about the status of your application. Formal award notification and the grant packet will arrive within 30 days of the date of the grant activity Availability of funds will be posted on this web site until all funds are awarded For your own planning purposes, we recommend that you submit your EZ 1-2-3 application at least 8 weeks prior to your event. Eligible Applicants Nonprofit organizations incorporated in Iowa that have federal tax-exempt status (see FAQs for more information) Schools Area education agencies Local, county, state and federal governmental agencies , and tribal councils Fiscal Agents: If your nonprofit organization does not have federal tax exempt status, you may apply through an eligible nonprofit and federal tax-exempt organization, which agrees to be the legal Applicant/Fiscal Agent for the grant activity. Refer to Fiscal Agents Policy. Not Eligible to Apply: Applicants who have already received an EZ 1-2-3 Grant during the current fiscal year. (The Iowa Arts Council’s fiscal year is July 1 through June 30 of the following year. EZ 1-2-3 Grants do not count toward the number of grants an organization can receive in other Iowa Arts Council funding programs each fiscal year.) Applicants who have an outstanding late Final Report for a previously funded application. Grant Requirements Agree to conduct your activity according to the Application Checklist (Part B of the Application) Fulfill all obligations specified in the EZ 1-2-3 Grant Contract Cash match EZ 1-2-3 grants dollar for dollar Credit the Iowa Arts Council during the activity and in all promotional material, public notices, publications and other forms of print and electronic communication using the following language: This program is partially supported by a grant from the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs Submit an EZ 1-2-3 Grant Final Report to the IAC no later than 30 days after the completion of the activity. Failure to submit the report by the due date will jeopardize the organization's ability to apply for or receive other grants from the Iowa Arts Council or the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs until the Final Report or unspent grant funds are returned. Application Instructions You must download the application, fill it in, print it out, and send it in. This is NOT an eGrant program! Applying for an EZ 1-2-3 Grant is easy! 1) Contact an IAC rostered artist from the appropriate roster (Link here to the Iowa Artist Directory and Rosters, then scroll down and 'Search by Publication', then select Teaching Artists Roster, Performing Artists Roster, or Character Counts! Artists at http://www.drake.edu/icd/) to determine his/her availability and fee. You are responsible for selecting an artist or performing group. Iowa Arts Council staff does not act as an agent for any artist, ensemble, or company represented in the roster. Make sure you have written confirmation that you have booked the artist or performing group (we recommend you use the IAC’s Artist Confirmation Form ). 2) Complete the EZ 1-2-3 Grant Application, print it out and get signatures. Make sure you have included Parts A, B and C, plus a copy of your written artist confirmation. 3) Submit the application to the Iowa Arts Council. You will receive a funding notification letter in approximately two weeks. The IAC will post a notice on this Web site when all available EZ 1-2-3 Grant funds have been awarded.


Big Yellow School Bus
http://www.iowaartscouncil.org/funding/big-yellow-school-bus/index.sht...

Eligible Applicants Iowa public or private schools, pre-K through grade 12 Not Eligible to Apply: Applicants who have already received a Big Yellow School Bus grant within the same fiscal year (Note: Big Yellow School Bus Grants do NOT count toward the number of grants an organization can receive from the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, Iowa Arts Council or the State Historical Society of Iowa each fiscal year.) Application Instructions... No Blank Lines Left Behind! You must download the application, fill it in, print it out, and send it in. This is NOT an eGrant program! Big Yellow School Bus applicants use the Iowa Arts Council’s easiest application process. But it can go wrong if you don’t follow instructions. Here are the top ten reasons for potential delays in the application process. 1. No Federal Tax ID number (we can't issue the $200 check without it) 2. No signature of principal on the Application 3. No signature of the principal on the Service Contract. 4. Service Contract sent with no Application 5. Application sent with no Service Contract 6. No specific date given for the trip ('sometime in the Fall' will not do) 7. No indication of what the specific event is 8. No indication of where the event is (what city, town) 9. No phone or email for the contact person 10. No description of students attending (grade level, number of students) 11. No Substitute W-9 Vendor Update Form. This is required of ALL applicants regardless. So, please... NO BLANK LINES LEFT BEHIND! Please be aware, incomplete applications may be returned thus affecting your first-come, first-served status


Public Art Major Grant and Mini Grant
http://www.iowaartscouncil.org/funding/public-art-project-grant/index....

Eligible types of requests 1. Public Art Planning Grants: Requests to develop a new public art master plan or a “% for Art” ordinance. Eligible expenses include the public art consultant’s fees and expenses, expenses to conduct public meetings and forums, and documentation and distribution of the final product. 2. Public Art Grants: Requests to plan a new public art project. All of the following phases must be part of the proposal: 1) planning phase, 2) artist selection phase, 3) design proposal and approval phase. 3. Temporary Public Art Grants: Requests to assist artists and organizations to plan and implement new temporary public art projects. Grant Amount You may request up to $10,000 for a Major Grant or up to $1,500 for a Mini Grant, but no more than 50 percent of the total expenses of the project.


Organization Major Grant and Mini Grant
http://www.iowaartscouncil.org/funding/organization-project-grant/inde...

Iowa Arts Council Organization Project Major Grants and Mini Grants support eligible organizations to plan and implement a wide variety of arts-related projects and programs. The program supports artistic excellence and quality arts experiences for Iowans. Examples include but are not limited to exhibitions, performances, readings, art fairs and festivals, commissioning projects, or developing strategic plans for arts organizations. IAC Major and Mini Grants support arts projects, not operating costs. What’s the difference? Arts projects have a beginning, middle, and end. Expenses for projects are used up during the course of the project, whether they are payments to artists, or costs for marketing, supplies, etc. Operating costs are the expenses needed for normal operation of a nonprofit organization. These generally include employee salaries, utility costs, office/space rental and leasing, building maintenance, equipment and supplies required for ongoing activities, etc. Grant Amount You may request up to $10,000 for a Major Grant or up to $1,500 for a Mini Grant, but no more than 50 percent of the total expenses of the project.


Folk & Traditional Arts Major Grant & Mini Grant
http://www.iowaartscouncil.org/funding/folk-and-trad-arts-project-gran...

Folk & Traditional arts are practices that have a community base and express that community's aesthetics and heritage. They encompass the everyday knowledge, art, and lore that are passed from one member of the community to another through imitation, observation, or word-of-mouth. Skills and traditions are often learned informally rather than through academic or formal means. Most traditional arts have endured through several generations. Typical communities include ethnic, tribal, occupational, regional, or religious groups. For a more complete definition of Folk & Traditional Arts, please go to: http://www.iowaartscouncil.org/programs/folk-and-traditional-arts/purpose-and-services.shtml. Who are folk and traditional artists? Folk and traditional artists are individuals from a particular cultural, ethnic, occupational, regional, religious or other self-identified group who produce, pass on, and preserve living folk and traditional art forms that reflect the identity of that group, e.g. Meskwaki dancers, Lao weavers, Mennonite quilters, or Irish bagpipers. What is folk-inspired art? Folk-inspired art is produced by individuals and groups who are not part of the culture group that originally produced the art form at issue, regardless of the quality of the art. Folk-inspired art projects are not eligible in the Folk & Traditional Arts Major and Mini Grants category. Folk-inspired art and artists, including revivalist projects, artists presenting or performing work from a culture/community other than their own, etc., should select a different grant category. If you are unsure of the appropriate category, contact the IAC’s Folklife Coordinator (contact information at top of this page). Eligible types of requests Projects may include but are not limited to: o Folk & Traditional Arts apprenticeships, which assist in preserving Iowa’s living traditional arts by providing grants to Master Artists to teach qualified Iowa apprentices (must be planned using the structure of the IAC Folk & Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Model ).(Note: Folk and traditional artists interested in applying for apprenticeship funding are strongly urged to contact the folklife coordinator before applying.); o Documention of a particular living musical style, craft tradition, or other folk art in Iowa (Hint: Documentation projects should focus on a recognized living folk & traditional art and have a public component such as a performance, exhibit, archival collection, or publication.); o Production costs for a quality produced audio CD or video recording; o Fees and related costs for presenting a traditional artist in a school or community; or o The presentation of a folklife festival, multicultural day, or diversity day that focuses on living folk and traditional art forms. Grant Amount You may request up to $10,000 for a Major Grant or up to $1,500 for a Mini Grant, but no more than 50 percent of the total expenses of the project. Apprenticeship applications may use both the Master Artist’s and the Apprentice’s time as inkind match in lieu of cash.


Conference, Workshop & Forum Major Grant and Mini Grant
http://www.iowaartscouncil.org/funding/conference-grant/index.shtml

Statewide or regional arts conferences and workshops might focus on: Leadership and entrepreneurial skills for artists or arts organizations Board development for arts organizations Business planning and business development for artists or arts organizations Professional development and career planning for cultural workers Marketing and promotional practices for artists or arts organizations Fundraising strategies for artists or arts organizations Planning and conducting tours and festivals Legal and financial issues in the arts Developing and maintaining audiences Strategic planning and assessment for artists or arts organizations Showcasing and booking artists for performance venues This grant program does NOT support: Art classes, general course work, college or university classes Activities in which the participant receives a degree, teacher certification, etc. Registration fees and expenses for individuals to attend conferences, workshops and forums Grant Amount You may request up to $10,000 for a Major Grant or up to $1,500 for a Mini Grant, but no more than 50 percent of the total expenses of the project.


Arts in Education Major Grant & Mini Grant
http://www.iowaartscouncil.org/funding/arts-in-education/index.shtml

Projects could include, but are not limited to those that do the following. Bring schools and local civic or community organizations together to collaboratively develop educational art experiences Assist educators in implementing innovative goals and strategies in the arts curriculum Integrate the arts into other core subjects, such as reading, writing, history, math, science, and social studies Reflect the rich cultural diversity of our state and enable learning in and through the arts of many cultures Grant Amount You may request up to $10,000 for a Major Grant or up to $1,500 for a Mini Grant, but no more than 50 percent of the total expenses of the project.


Artists in Schools & Communities Residency Major & Mini Grants
http://www.iowaartscouncil.org/funding/artist-residency-grant/index.sh...

The Model Professional artists are at the core of this program. The Artists in Schools & Communities Residency Model is designed to provide students an in-depth experience with professional teaching artists. Residencies may involve one artist, an artist company, or several artists working in different disciplines. Sponsors must: Link here to the Iowa Artist Directory and Rosters, then scroll down and 'Search by Publication', then select Teaching Artists Roster. Use the current AISC Residency Model when planning and implementing the residency. Grant Amount You may request up to $10,000 for a Major Grant or up to $1,500 for a Mini Grant, but no more than 50 percent of the total expenses of the project.


Artist Major Grant and Mini Grant
http://www.iowaartscouncil.org/funding/artist-project-grant/index.shtm...

Eligible Applicants Individual Applicants: Artists and educators 18 years of age or older who live in Iowa or communities immediately adjacent to Iowa (Refer to Border State Policy). Not Eligible to Apply: Students or other individuals requesting support for projects in which they will receive course credit, a degree, certification, etc. Applicants who have received two Iowa Arts Council grants within the same fiscal year of this proposed grant activity (this does NOT include Big Yellow School Bus, EZ 1-2-3, Arts Partners for Achievement, Traditional Arts Apprenticeships or Partnership Grants). Applicants who have an outstanding late Final Report for a previously funded application. (The Iowa Arts Council's fiscal year is July 1 through June 30 of the following year.) Grant Amount You may request up to $10,000 for a Major Grant or up to $1,500 for a Mini Grant, but no more than 50 percent of the total expenses of the project. Applicant match for the grant may include cash provided by the applicant, sponsors, ticket revenue, etc. and in-kind donations of time, materials and supplies. Artists may use their time as cash match.


Cultural Endowment Program
http://www.florida-arts.org/grants/endowment/

The purpose of the Cultural Endowment Program is to create an endowment matching funds program that will provide operating resources to participating cultural organizations.


State Service Organization Program
http://www.florida-arts.org/grants/sso/

The purpose of the State Service Organization Program is to foster quality and professionalism in support of cultural excellence, access, and inclusion for the benefit of the public. A state service organization is defined as a not-for-profit organization that provides opportunities to strengthen and advance professionals working in the cultural industry and cultural institutions on a statewide basis. Services, based on the organization’s mission, may include, but are not limited to: Ongoing statewide planning and assessment Promotion of the constituency including state service organization’s membership Dissemination of topical information and information on available resources Representation of the constituency served Educational, lifelong learning and networking opportunities Initiatives in support of the Division’s statewide Strategic Plan Definition of “statewide” State service organizations represent the cultural interests of individuals and institutions throughout the state of Florida. They draw participation from these individuals and institutions and provide services that are accessible to all regions of the state. In order to be eligible for funding, an organization must be designated as a state service organization and provide services that are in keeping with the mission of the organization and the goals and objectives of the State Service Organization Program. The Florida Arts Council will review and designate based on staff recommendation. An organization, upon designation as a state service organization, will retain this designation for a three-year cycle at which time designation will again be reviewed by Division staff and recommended to the Florida Arts Council. Organizations would be required to submit a board approved mission statement and a board approved long-range strategic plan as part of the designation process as well as documentation of services. An organization meeting the legal eligibility requirements must also be able to document that the organization conforms to the definition of a state service organization.


Underserved Arts Communities Assistance Program
http://www.florida-arts.org/grants/uacap/

The Underserved Arts Communities Assistance Program (UACAP) fosters the development of underserved arts organizations by providing access to grants for salary assistance, organizational development, and consultancy. Salary assistance grants are also available to consulting organizations that specifically target underserved organizations and provide evidence of service to such organizations in their particular plan. The UACAP program is only open to ARTS organizations, which meet basic eligibility criteria and the underserved definition (see FAQs for definitions). Non-arts organizations may not apply to any of the UACAP categories.


Local Arts Agency Program
http://www.florida-arts.org/grants/laa/

The purpose of the Local Arts Agency Program is to assist in the development of local arts agencies, and to strengthen and stabilize their statewide network to further local and statewide cultural goals and objectives. A local arts agency (LAA) is defined as an umbrella agency that serves its county or counties arts and cultural constituencies. One or more county commissions must officially recognize an entity as the local arts agency, commission, alliance or division of a county or city government. This includes county arts councils established pursuant to section 265.32, Florida Statutes. This program is designed to provide general support for activities conducted by a local arts agency such as: Cultural assessment and planning Services to arts and cultural organizations, individual artists, and the diverse communities the local arts agency represents Promotion of arts and cultural events or opportunities Collaborations that benefit the community at large and provide greater quality and access to arts and cultural programs and opportunities Programs, projects, or initiatives such as arts in education, lifelong learning, art in public places, marketing and community outreach


Historical Museums Grant
http://www.florida-arts.org/grants/hm/

The Historical Museums Grants-in-Aid program provides matching support for the development of exhibits on Florida history, as well as for programming costs of Florida history museums, as authorized by Section 265.708, Florida Statutes, and Chapter 1T-1.001, Florida Administrative Code. Funding is provided for two categories: general program support and public educational exhibit projects. General Program Support grants underwrite the costs of technical, curatorial, administrative, and educational programming pertaining to programmatic operations of the museum. General Program Support is broken into three funding categories based on the Operating Budget of the museum applicant. Level 1 — Operating Budgets under $199,999 Level 2 — Operating Budgets of $200,000 to $899,999 Level 3 — Operating Budgets of $900,000 and above. ublic Educational Exhibit grants support the development and presentation of exhibitions on the history of the human occupation of Florida through the use of artifacts, graphics, audio visual elements, text panels and educational components.


Quarterly Assistance
http://www.florida-arts.org/grants/qa/

The Quarterly Assistance Program has four main goals in funding: to act as an introductory grant program for new organizations or organizations with no prior Division grant experience; to capture “sudden opportunities” for projects of arts organizations (that is, opportunities that were not anticipated or known in time for other grant program application deadlines); to promote professional development for arts organizations within the Consultant, In-Service Training, or Staff Exchange categories; to provide a place for small Division-initiated projects or to provide organizations with a larger funding request for special projects that are broader in scope than what is offered by the mini-grant. Arts organizations are eligible for funding in all five grant subcategories; non-arts organizations are eligible for funding in only the Special Project category. Quarterly Assistance funding is not intended to supplement general program support.


State Touring Roster
http://www.florida-arts.org/grants/statetouring/index.htm

The State Touring Roster offers presenters a menu of peer-reviewed artists (solo and companies) from which to select bookings for their organizations. Florida-based artists or organizations that have a touring program in place may apply for inclusion on this two-year roster.


Artist Enhancement Grants
http://www.florida-arts.org/grants/ae/

A NEW grants program for Florida's individual artists, Artist Enhancement Grants provides grant amounts of $500, $750, or $1,000 for artists to take advantage of specific, professional development, skill building opportunities to advance their work and careers.


Individual Artist Fellowship Program
http://www.florida-arts.org/grants/fellowship/index.htm

The Individual Artist Fellowship Program recognizes the creation of new artworks by individuals of exceptional talent and demonstrated ability. Fellowship awards support the general artistic and career advancement of the individual artist. Visit our Meet the Fellowship Recipients page to view a list of prior fellowship winners.


Underserved Arts Communities
http://www.florida-arts.org/grants/uacap/index.htm

Fosters the development of underserved arts organizations by providing access to grants for salary assistance, organizational development, and consultancy.


Regional Cultural Facilities
http://www.florida-arts.org/grants/regionalcultural/index.htm

Provides funding for the renovation, construction, or acquisition of regional cultural facilities.


Local Arts Agency
http://www.florida-arts.org/grants/laa/index.htm

Strengthens, stabilizes, and assists communities by providing general program or project support to designated local arts agencies.


Cultural Support Grants Program
http://www.florida-arts.org/grants/csg/index.htm

Supports programming and projects that foster excellence and diversity in art and culture through general program support and specific projects. Categories include: dance, folk arts, literature, media arts, multidisciplinary, museums (art, science, youth & childrens), music, sponsor/presenter, community theatre, professional theatre, and visual arts.


Cultural Endowment
http://www.florida-arts.org/grants/endowment/index.htm

Provides $240,000 state matching grants to qualifying cultural organizations that have raised $360,000 in local matching funds. The $600,000 principal is then invested and the interest used for general operations.


Challenge Grant
http://www.florida-arts.org/grants/challenge/index.htm

Offers applicants the opportunity to undertake innovative and unique arts and cultural projects. The program is not intended for general support.


State Touring Program (STP)
http://www.florida-arts.org/grants/statetouring/index.htm

STP (Presenters) supports live performances by Florida’s performing and visual artists by providing matching grants to non-profit organizations wishing to present companies listed on the State Touring Roster. Priority is given to under-populated counties.


State Service Organization
http://www.florida-arts.org/grants/sso/index.htm

Fosters quality and professionalism in support of cultural excellence, access, and inclusion for the benefit of the public.


Quarterly Assistance
http://www.florida-arts.org/grants/qa/index.htm

Promotes professional development and growth for arts organizations by offering small grants for organizations that are new to the grantmaking process; it also provides assistance for organizations that have “sudden opportunities,” or that wish to take advantage of professional development opportunities.


Cultural Facilities
http://www.florida-arts.org/grants/facilities/index.htm

Provides funding for the renovation, construction, or acquisition of cultural facilities.


Culture Builds Florida
http://www.florida-arts.org/FloridaArtsCouncilVisioningProject.htm

Provides funding for projects that explore one or more of the four areas of the strategic plan, Culture Builds Florida's Future.


Meet The Composer/South
http://www.southarts.pmailus.com/pmailweb/ct?d=B2fV8AAWAAEAAAh6AAC3tg

Meet The Composer/South continues to educate Southern communities about the art of composing. By providing presenters with financial assistance to sponsor a composer, this program encourages structured interaction between the composer and audience. Touring support is awarded to music projects that contain both a public performance and an educational component. Applications are due 60 days prior to the project start date. The maximum request is 50% of the composer fee, up to $1,000.


Southern Fast Track Touring
http://www.southarts.pmailus.com/pmailweb/ct?d=B2fV8AAWAAEAAATpAAC3tg

The Southern Fast Track Touring program offers organizations the opportunity to receive fee support to present performing artists from outside their states. Touring support is awarded to theatre, music, opera, musical theatre, literary, and dance projects that contain both a public performance and an educational component. Aimed at smaller presenters, this program seeks to establish an active arts environment in underserved communities. These grants are limited to presenting organizations with operating budgets of $100,000 or less. Applications are due 60 days prior to the project start date. The maximum request is 50% of the artist fee, up to $2,500.


Technical Assistance
http://www.southarts.pmailus.com/pmailweb/ct?d=B2fV8AAWAAEAAAI3AAC3tg

Technical Assistance strives to strengthen Southern non-profit presenting organizations by providing opportunities for contracting with outside consultants. Examples of consultation activities funded by the Technical Assistance grant program include: short and long term planning, board development, and program assessment. Applications are due 60 days prior to the project start date. The maximum request is 50% of the consultant fee, up to $2,500.


Major Gifts: Finding the Perfect Donors Major Gifts: Finding the Perfect Donors
http://www.alaina.szlachta@benevon.com

Sarasota, FL Jan. 17th, 2008, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Location: Senior Friendship Center 1900 Brother Geenen Way Sarasota, FL 34236 Cost: No fee to attend Questions: Contact Alaina Szlachta at 206-709-9400 ext. 132 or alaina.szlachta@benevon.com.


Major Gifts: Finding the Perfect Donors January 17, 18, February 7,8
http://www.alaina.szlachta@benevon.com

St. Petersburg, FL Jan 17th, 2008, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Location: Gulf Coast Christian School 6355 38th Ave North St. Petersburg, FL 33710 Cost: No fee to attend Questions: Contact Alaina Szlachta at 206-709-9400 ext. 132 or alaina.szlachta@benevon.com.alaina.szlachta@benevon.com.


Major Gifts: Finding the Perfect Donors January 17, 18, February 7,8
http://www.loren.alexanian@benevon.com

Fort Lauderdale, FL Jan 15th, 2008, 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Location: United Way of Broward County 1300 South Andrews Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 Cost: No fee to attend Questions: Contact Loren Alexanian at 206-709-9400 ext. 118 or loren.alexanian@benevon.com.


Art in Public Places
http://www.co.miami-dade.fl.us/publicart/

Miami-Dade Art in Public Places invites professional artists working in all media to open a file in the Art in Public Places Artists Registry. The Artists Registry serves as a resource to the community and to Art in Public Places in the selection process for new public art commissions. Once an artist is in the registry, he or she will be advised of all upcoming public art opportunities. How to Apply For more information, e-mail: publicart@miamidade.gov; phone: (305) 375-5362. Web: http://www.co.miami-dade.fl.us/publicart/


Art in Embassies Program
http://www.aiep.state.gov/

Established by the United States Department of State in 1964, the ART In Embassies Program is a global museum that exhibits original works of art by U.S. citizens in the public rooms of approximately 180 American diplomatic residences worldwide. How to Apply For more information, contact artinembassies@state.gov. Web: http://aiep.state.gov/


Artist In Residency
http://www.nps.gov/ever/supportyourpark/artistinresidence.htm

The Everglades National Park artist-in-residency program offers visual artists and writers the opportunity to live and work in the unique environment of the Everglades. Application deadlines are ongoing and will be reviewed several times during the year. How to Apply For more information, contact the Artist In Residence Coordinator at (305) 242-7700 or visit http://www.nps.gov/ever/supportyourpark/artistinresidence.htm.


Fulbright Grant
http://www.cies.org/

Fulbright grants are available for artists for 2-6 week lecturing and research abroad. No application fee, stipends are available. How to Apply Contact the Fulbright Senior Specialist Program, Council for International Exchange of Scholars, 3007 Tilden St NW, Suite 5L, Washington, DC 20008-3009; phone: 202/686-7877; email:apprequest@cies.iie.org; website: http://www.cies.org


Grants in Support of Working Artists
http://www.georgesugarman.com/

The George Sugarman Foundation makes grants available for artists in need of financial assistance. Award amounts are open, but the artist must provide a budget for the amount requested. How to Apply For information, contact the George Sugarman Foundation, 448 Ignacio Blvd., Novato, CA 94949; phone: 415/713-8167; email: ardensugarman@hotmail.com.


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