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Peninsula Community Foundation Grants

The foundation was founded to support local cultural, education, social service, and health programs. Established priorities and grant allocation targets include, in order of priority: children and youth; adult services; programs serving homeless families and children, prevention of homelessness, and development of affordable housing; and civic and public benefit grants. Types of support include continuing support, emergency funds, program development, conferences and seminars, seed money, curriculum development, internships, scholarship funds, consulting services, employee matching gifts, matching funds, and scholarships to individuals. The foundation usually makes contributions on a one-year basis, though multiyear grants will be considered, depending on the goals of the project and the results. The foundation's distribution committee meets six times a year, in January, March, May, July, September, and November. Generally, a final decision takes place three to four months from the date of submission. Letters of inquiry should be addressed to the office.

AIAR Educational and Cultural Affairs Fellowships

Junior Research Fellowships are open to those in ancient Near Eastern studies, including the fields of archaeology, anthropology, art history, Bible, epigraphy, historical geography, history, language, literature, philology and religion or related disciplines from Pre-history, through the early Islamic period. The research period should be continuous, without frequent trips outside the country. Fellowships support 10 months of research. Residence at the Albright is required. Guidelines are available online.

AIAR Samuel H. Kress Traveling Fellowship

The program awards a doctoral dissertation research fellowship for students specializing in architecture, art history, archaeology and classical studies. The fellowship supports travel for 10 months of research, including five months at the Albright, and five months at the American Center of Oriental Research in Amman, the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute in Nicosia, or the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Applicants must demonstrate the necessity of being resident at the Albright and at one of the other three institutions mentioned above in order to complete their research. Guidelines are available online.

AIAR Samuel H. Kress Fellowship

The dissertation research fellowship supports students specializing in architecture, art history and archaeology. The research project must have a clear focus on art history or architecture. The 10-month research period should be continuous, without frequent trips outside the country. Guidelines are available online.

AIAR Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowships

Fellowships are open to those in ancient Near Eastern studies, including the fields of archaeology, anthropology, art history, Bible, epigraphy, historical geography, history, language, literature, philology, and religion or related disciplines from Pre-history, through the early Islamic period. The program is open to Bulgarian, Czech, Estonian, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Romanian, and Slovak scholars. Guidelines are available online.

NEH/AIAR Postdoctoral Fellowships

Fellowships are open to those in ancient Near Eastern studies, including the fields of archaeology, anthropology, art history, Bible, epigraphy, historical geography, history, language, literature, philology, and religion or related disciplines from Pre-history, through the early Islamic period. The research period should be continuous, without frequent trips outside the country. Residence at the Albright is required. Grants are awarded for six to 12 months (up to four awards from four to 12 months). Guidelines are available online.

Kennedy Center Internships

Internships at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the national center for performing arts, are designed to offer meaningful learning experiences for people interested in careers in performing arts management and/or arts education. Upper-level undergraduate students, graduate students, and students who have not been out of school for more than two years are eligible to apply. Internships may be available in the following areas depending upon project needs of each department/program: advertising, development (corporate, research, membership, special events); education (Alliance for Arts Education, American College Theater Festival, ARTSEDGE, Community Partnerships, Events for Students, Events for Teachers, National Symphony Orchestra, Performance Plus [pre- and postperformance events], Theater Training, Youth and Family Programming), government liaison, management information services (computers), marketing press/media, programming, and sales services. Internships are available in the fall (September-December), application deadline June 15; winter/spring (January-April), application deadline October 25; and summer (May-August), application deadline March 1. A stipend of $800 per month is provided. Call or fax the Education Department for a brochure.

Louis R. Cappelli Foundation Grants

The foundation awards grants to eligible New York nonoprofit organizations in its areas of interest, including arts--educational programs for at-risk children and youth in the visual and performing arts, art history, and public libraries; education--programs addressing at-risk children and youth; and health--programs that provide innovative, high-quality health education or organized sports programs serving at-risk children and youth. All requests must be in writing; phone and fax requests are not accepted.

Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation Grants

Annual grants are made to accredited educational institutions in the nine specified states in the southeast to fund scholarships for the education of women. The grantee institutions award scholarships on the basis of need to Christian women who reside in one of the named states. Thousands of women receive financial assistance each year in individual amounts determined by the recipient institutions. While most scholarships go toward undergraduate higher education, the foundation maintains a special interest in health education. A significant number of its scholarship grants support education in the medical, nursing, and allied health care fields.

Paul E. and Klare N. Reinhold Foundation Grants

The foundation makes grants in Clay County, Florida, for projects in health, religion, children and youth, music appreciation and education, art appreciation and education, and public improvement. Types of support include building construction/renovation, capital campaigns, emergency funds, equipment, land acquisition, matching/challenge grants, operating grants, and seed money grants. Details are available on the Web site.

Weatherwax Foundation Grants

The foundation awards grants in Michigan to projects that promote and support education, civic and social programs, culture, science, and the arts, primarily in the greater Jackson area and, to a lesser extent, in the adjacent counties. Types of support include building construction and renovation; matching and challenge grants; general operating grants; program development; scholarships; annual and capital campaigns; and emergency funds. The initial approach is a two-page grant proposal that may be submitted at any time. Granting decisions are made in January, May, and August.

Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation Grants

The foundation awards grants to eligible organizations in its areas of interest, including humanities--history, ethics, archeology, literature, languages, philosophy, comparative religion, art history and theory, and social sciences; performing arts--dance, music, and theater in New York City; and research libraries--improved services and public access to resources in the humanities and performing arts. Organizations seeking funding should send a letter of inquiry. Letters of inquiry should not exceed two typewritten pages. Include a copy of the IRS determination letter, if available. There are no application deadlines, and inquiries are reviewed on an ongoing basis. Full proposals are by invitation.

Jewish Women's Foundation of New York Grants

The foundation provides support for unmet social, economic, and health needs of Jewish females in the New York metropolitan area and beyond. Strategic grants support cutting-edge projects that address Jewish education, training, and culture--projects related to education, training of educators, leadership development, ethics, spirituality, arts, sports, etc.; mental and physical health--projects involving genetics, self-esteem, violence prevention, issues concerning the end of life, and other areas that relate to women?s health as a quality of life; and economic empowerment--projects that give women more independence, knowledge, competency, and responsibility for their economic situations. Grant requests may address innovative programs, services, and/or research. The projects primary target group must be Jewish females. The foundation expects to award three to four grants. The listed deadline is for concept letters; full proposals are by invitation.

Surdna Foundation Arts Teachers Fellowships

The foundation invites arts teachers from specialized, public arts high schools to apply for funding for artistic development through its arts teachers fellowship program. The program offers teachers the opportunity to immerse themselves in their own creative work, interact with other professional artists, and stay current with new practices. Download complete program information, guidelines, and application material, which are available online.

VSA Arts Connect All Grants

The goals of the program are to implement models of teaching practice that enable more people with disabilities to experience the social development and artistic opportunities provided through arts learning, create educational access in the arts for students with disabilities and special needs by acting as a catalyst, and document the contributions arts organizations make to inclusive education. Proposals are sought that implement teaching practices that include people with physical and cognitive disabilities, as well as students with special education needs; implement multi session programs that develop artistic skills of participants and build communication and social skills as a demonstration of increased inclusion of people with disabilities; involve people with disabilities in program planning and/or implementation; provide professional development on inclusive practice for education and support staff; actively involve students in public schools in their educational outreach; and proactively engage the public, including parents and school administration. Proposals must focus on programs that are ongoing or have multiple sessions and can involve programs that take place during school hours or after school. Guidelines and application are available online.

CMU Arts in Society Fellowship

The program awards postdoctoral fellowships to scholars and artists in any field of humanistic inquiry or artistic endeavor. Two fellows will be appointed to the Center for the Arts in Society and will be awarded a stipend plus a small research grant. Fellows will teach one undergraduate course each semester that contributes to the center's arts-histories curriculum. Fellows also participate in the work of the center, which sponsors conferences, lectures, and colloquia on various topics, and give one public lecture. Candidates should submit a statement of current research interests as they relate to the current year's fellowship theme; a one-page proposal for a one-semester undergraduate course related to at least two disciplines--one in the arts and one in the humanities; a full curriculum vita; and at least three letters of recommendation. Applications should be submitted by postal mail.

ARIT Kenan T. Erim Fellowship for Research at Aphrodisias

The institute invites applications for a fellowship to support excavation and/or research in art history and archaeology to be carried out at the site of Aphrodisias in Turkey during the summer. Applicants must submit an application, a letter of acceptance from a director of the excavations at Aphrodisias, and two letters of reference by the listed application deadline. Graduate students should supply a copy of their graduate transcript. Guidelines are available online.

ASCSA Fellowships

Fellowships awarded include the Heinrich Schliemann and John Williams White Fellowships in archaeology; the Thomas Day Seymour Fellowship in history and literature; two Brunilde Ridgway Fellowships in art history; and seven Fellowships unrestricted as to field--the Virginia Grace, the Michael Jameson, the Philip Lockhart, the Lucy Shoe Meritt, the Martin Ostwald, the James and Mary Ottaway Jr., and the James Rignall Wheeler fellowships. The Bert Hodge Hill fellowship is unrestricted, but with a preference for a student in art history. Fellowships are awarded on the basis of examinations and recommendations to students of classical archaeology, ancient history, and classical languages and literature.

Center for East Asian Studies Fellowships

The center was formed to increase interdisciplinary communication among linguists, historians, art historians, political scientists, anthropologists, and others whose research, teaching, or study focuses on China, Korea, or Japan. Some students accepted into the graduate program in East Asian studies at Stanford receive financial assistance through these fellowships. The center also offers a limited number of student awards to Stanford students for summer research and/or study. The most up-to-date information about fellowships is available in the CEAS newsletter which can be accessed on the Web site. Deadlines vary for individual programs; contact program staff for exact dates.

Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation Grants

The foundation promotes cultural activities in Philadelphia. Its highest priority is serving children (arts education efforts that promote social development), communities (broaden access to high-quality experiences at the neighborhood level), and the arts community (arts groups at critical junctures in their artistic or organizational development). Grants also go to diversify audiences, help artists produce or exhibit work, create new works, or provide services to a broad cultural community. The foundation encourages art that involves experimentation and risk.

Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship

The fellowships support students of fine and applied arts who have received degrees in art, architecture, or music. Three major fellowships will be awarded, two each in art, architecture, or music and an additional one in music. The fellowships are to be used toward defraying the expenses of advanced study of the fine arts in America or abroad. Two or three additional fellowships of lesser amounts may also be granted. Contact the committee chair for an application form and instructions.

Luther I. Replogle Foundation Grants

The foundation focuses its giving on the following areas: programs addressing the needs of youth and children living in, or at risk of, long-term poverty (especially children of inner-city residents and migrant workers); programs to improve educational opportunities for inner- city children, including enrichment programs in the arts and sciences, alternative schools, after-school tutoring and mentoring, and scholarship programs; programs for affordable and supportive housing that reach groups of people frequently left out of traditional shelter programs, including single mothers and families with children, the elderly, ex-offenders, and youth; projects, lectures, and fellowships in classical archaeology; projects and institutions working for the conservation of maps and globes, and dissemination and education in the area of geography; and a modest budget for support of the arts. Types of support include direct service efforts; advocacy at the local, state, and/or federal levels; general operating support, new projects, and capital campaigns (limited). The board meets twice a year to make funding decisions, once in the autumn and once in the spring. Guidelines and application are available online.

Kress Foundation Art History Pre-Doctoral Fellowships

The predoctoral fellowship in the history of European art supports a two-year research appointment in association with one of the following institutes: Florence, Kunsthistorishches Institut; Jerusalem, Nelson Glueck School of Biblical Archaeology, and Hebrew Union College; Leiden, Prentenkabinet/Kunsthistorisch Instituut der Rijksuniversiteit; London, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London Warburg Institute, and University of London; Munich, Zentralinstitut f?stgeschichte; Nicosia, Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute; Paris, American University in Paris; Rome, Bibliotheca Hertziana; and Zurich, Swiss Institute for Art Research.

Surdna Foundation Grants

The foundation makes grants in five program areas: the environment, community revitalization, effective citizenry, the arts, and nonprofit-sector support. The environmental program emphasizes projects in four areas: biological diversity and the human communities that depend on it, human systems, transportation and urban/suburban land use, and energy. The citizenry program focuses on dispute resolution and mediation programs, youth development, encouraging community participation, and helping people work together to solve serious social and civic problems. Grants in the community revitalization field focus on access to low-cost housing, helping low-income people become more self-sufficient, and strengthening families and early-childhood education. Funding in the arts focuses on education grants to support general curriculum and professional development tailored to assist students ages 11 through 18. Nonprofit-sector grants concentrate on strengthening the sector's role in American public life and in public-policy creation; promoting the study of overlapping issues such as tax exemption and public funding; galvanizing philanthropic activity; and enhancing nonprofits' management, finance, leadership, and use of technology. The foundation makes both project and general support grants. The foundation recommends potential applicants to submit a letter of inquiry before submitting proposals. Grants are approved in February, May, and September.

Westinghouse Charitable Giving Grants

The foundation makes charitable contributions to community priorities primarily where Westinghouse has a presence. Areas of emphasis include education--elementary, secondary, and high school programs that emphasize math and science (some non-fine arts programs); health and welfare--to improve quality of life in the community; and civic and social affairs--to support economic development, environmental quality, and the preservation of public safety. Within each area, the foundation actively encourages programs that meet the needs of special populations, such as the disadvantaged, the young, the elderly, the gifted, people with disabilities, minorities, and women. Because of the foundation's approach to funding in Westinghouse plant locations, all organizations, except colleges and universities, should submit their requests for support to the nearest Westinghouse location. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

McGregor Fund Grants

The fund makes grants to organizations in the following areas: human services--emphasis on activities in southeastern Michigan addressing emergency needs in housing, food, clothing, and other direct aid; education--early child education and development, colleges and universities in the Detroit metropolitan area, liberal arts colleges and universities in Michigan and Ohio; arts and culture in southeastern Michigan; health care--improving access to primary care for underserved populations in Detroit; and public benefit--civic and community organizations that improve the quality of life in southeastern Michigan. Types of support include project support, operating support, special projects, and capital support. Grant decisions are made by the board of trustees four times annually, in February, May, September, and November. Grant requests may be submitted at any time, but requests may take up to three months for staff review. Application guidelines are available online.

Sid W. Richardson Foundation Grants

Grants are provided to tax-exempt organizations in Texas in the areas of education (museums, learning centers, day schools, K-12 schools, higher education institutions, and business and economic education), health (medical schools, organ donor registries, hospitals, disease prevention, health science centers, and nursing associations), arts (arts councils, visual and performing arts festivals, museums, ballet, symphony orchestra, and arts education programs), and human services (boys' and girls' clubs, united funds, the elderly, crime prevention, the disabled, housing opportunities, food programs, and drug and alcohol abuse prevention); specific goals within these larger areas change periodically. Types of support include operating budgets, seed grants, building construction funds, equipment acquisition, endowment funds, research, publications, conferences and seminars, matching funds, continuing support, and projects/programs. Award amounts vary depending on proposed projects.

City of Oakland Cultural Arts Department Grants

The arts program awards grants to Oakland-based individuals and nonprofit organizations. Organization Project Support grants support Oakland-based nonprofit organizations producing art activities in Oakland that culminate in a local public outcome for the benefit of the community. Individual Artist Project grants support Oakland resident individual artists producing art activities in Oakland that culminate in a local public outcome for the benefit of the community. Art in the Schools grants support quality, hands-on arts experiences in school settings to educate students about the process of creating and producing arts; support and enhance the classroom curriculum; and support arts residencies on the school site before, during, or after school hours. The January 6 application deadline is for organizations and individual artists; the January 13 deadline is for art in the schools. Guidelines are available online.

Cisco Systems Foundation San Jose Community Grants

The foundation awards grants to nonprofit organizations in support of education (K-12 programs, career training for disadvantaged adults, and arts in education) and to meet basic human needs, including food, shelter, and health care.

Jovid Foundation Grants

The foundation partners with nonprofits in Washington, DC, to help low-income residents of the district learn how to become self-sufficient. Particularly interest is given to funding neighborhood-based efforts that provide programs and services to DC adults. The foundation has a modest budget for the support of the arts. Mini grants are awarded to help increase capacity for small groups through board training, staff development, membership dues, conferences, or Web site development. Potential applicants should initiate contact with the foundation by writing a one- to two-page letter describing the proposed project. Submit a two-page letter of inquiry; full proposals are by request.

Fitzpatrick Foundation Grants

The foundation supports elementary and secondary school programs for students and educators, with a particular emphasis on serving economically disadvantaged youth in northern California. Areas of support include in-school and after-school programs that enhance academic achievement, provide arts education, provide recreation and athletic activities, and develop technology skills. The foundation also supports professional development programs for educators with an emphasis on providing and applying technology skills in the class. Applications must be received at least eight weeks prior to the Board of Director's quarterly meeting to be considered during that funding cycle. See web site for meeting dates.

Martha Holden Jennings Foundation Grants

The foundation seeks to foster the development of young people in Ohio through improving the quality of teaching in Ohio elementary and secondary schools. The program includes awards in recognition of outstanding teaching; special educational programs for teachers in the fields of the humanities, the arts, and the sciences; awards to deserving students in furtherance of their recognized abilities; curriculum development projects; school evaluation studies; and educational television programs. Types of support include continuing support, program development, conferences and seminars, seed money grants, and matching funds. The board meets monthly, except February, July, October and December. Applications are due by the 20th of each month preceding the month in which the application is to be considered.

Greater Worcester Community Foundation Discretionary Grants

Grants are made to nonprofit organizations to build healthy and vibrant communities. A volunteer distribution committee recommends grants in all sectors ? culture and the arts, environment, civic involvement, housing and community development, education and human services. Contact the office for the required application packet.

Mervyn's Community Giving Grants

The corporation makes grants to benefit families, education, and arts in communities of company operations. In the arts, the company supports programs that provide children and families with affordable access to the arts, including school touring programs; family matinees, children's visual arts programs; theater and dance performances for children and families; artists in classrooms; and live musical performances. In education, Mervyn's provides direct support to schools and community-based nonprofit organizations that enhance the educational development of children, including school partnerships, leadership development, after-school programs, homework assistance programs, and mentoring/tutoring programs, with a special emphasis on pre-k thru third grade reading programs. No application form is required. Simply complete a grant proposal letter, including the following information. Grant proposal letters should be no longer than three typed pages and must include the following information: organization description--any previous funding by Mervyn?s, and summary of the organization?s mission and objectives; project description--name, phone number, and e-mail address of the contact person; grant amount requested; history of the project; number of persons served (include ethnicity, age, etc.); marketing and promotional plans (how will you inform your community about the Mervyn?s grant); expected results; date(s) of performance(s) or event(s) (if applicable); and ticket prices or fees (if applicable). Submit the letter to the local Mervyn?s store manager. For store locations, call 1-800-MERVYNS.

Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation Special Projects Program

This program is designed to provide musical instruments and instrument repairs to community schools of the arts, after school programs, and youth orchestras. Applications are accepted throughout the year. Guidelines and application forms are available on the foundation's Web site.

Marion I. and Henry J. Knott Foundation Grants Program

Grants are awarded to organizations located in areas served by the Archdiocese of Baltimore for projects in private and nonsectarian private school elementary and secondary education, cultural arts and humanities, human and social services, Roman Catholicism, and health. Programs and projects that will be funded include endowment funds, capital and building campaigns, operating expenses, matching funds, equipment, seed money, and new or ongoing program support. All grant requests must be discussed with the foundation's executive director at least one month before submission. Requests should be submitted by a one-page letter; full proposals are by invitation. Deadlines listed are for letters of inquiry.

Lubrizol Foundation Grants Program

The foundation supports education, youth, health care, human services, the arts, environment, and civic affairs in Lubrizol Corporation operating locations. Funding in education supports higher education scholarships, fellowships in chemistry and chemical and mechanical engineering, adult basic education and literacy, and secondary education. Capital and operating grants are made to colleges and universities and also to private elementary and secondary schools. Health and human services grants support united campaigns and grants to hospitals and organizations providing clothing, rehabilitation, and hospice care. Civic and cultural affairs grants support the performing arts, museums, parks and nature centers, public broadcasting stations, and community special interest groups. Youth activities promoting leadership, citizenship, and recreation also are considered. The foundation operates a matching gift program, which matches gifts up to $5000 per year from Lubrizol Corporation employees on a one-to-one basis. Gifts can support education institutions and other community nonprofit organizations. Applications are accepted at any time.

MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture

The fund will make multiyear, general operating support grants to organizations that have budgets of $500,000 or less and that reside in, and serve, the Chicago metropolitan area (the counties of Cook, DuPage, Lake, McHenry, Kane, and Will). The following arts and culture organizations may apply: performing arts; visual and media arts; literary arts; interdisciplinary arts; special projects; museums; and service, policy or advocacy. Letters of inquiry must be received by the listed deadline date; full proposals are by invitation. This program is cosponsored by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation. Application and guidelines are available online.

Pentair Education and Community Programs

The education aspect of this program targets areas such as school-to-work, including work readiness, career development and guidance on college options; alternative education, with special emphasis on environments that support students' individual skill levels and needs; and arts education that introduces students to art concepts, processes, and applications. The community aspect focuses on organizations that aim to improve the lives of individuals. Interest areas include job training, education assistance and resources; opportunities for youths to acquire and build life skills; basic needs and support services for youths in crisis; and assistance education and information for people with physical or mental disabilities or serious illness.The foundation supports general operating budgets, special projects, and the capital needs of human service organizations, education institutions, and arts organizations. Limited support is given to national and US-based organizations offering international programs.

Prince Charitable Trusts District of Columbia Grants

The trusts award grants to eligible nonprofit organizations in the District of Columbia in its areas of interest, including environment--organizations and programs that preserve and protect the rural quality of the Virginia Piedmont, promote smart growth and sustainable communities in the Washington region, and provide services to increase the amount and quality of affordable housing in existing communities; arts and culture--general operating grants and support of specific projects to mid-sized arts and culture organizations; social services--organizations or programs that provide emergency services for indiviudals or families in need of basic necessities (including food and shelter), offer services to promote family stability and well-being, and provide services to promote effective community/neighborhood economic development; health--organizations or programs that provide community-based primary and preventive health and medical services to poor and underserved communities, and provide services to address the individual professional or workplace development needs of hospital or community-based health clinic staff; youth programs--organizations and programs that promote comprehensive and positive youth-development through the acquisition of specific skills and competencies, enhance out-of-school time learning in academic subjects, promote career exploration and social growth, provide DC youth (especially public school students) with arts education and training, and provide youth with opportunities to develop and engage in organizatonal or community-based leadership activities around a particular issue; and a very small number of capital grants to organizations that have a prior relationship to the trusts. Deadlines are Feburary 1 for arts and culture and environment requests; and September 1 for social services, health, and youth programs requests. Complete guidelines are available online. (Note: arts/culture and environment programs that serve youth or whose purpose/goal is youth development-oriented should submit their requests for the September 1 deadline.) The trusts' general policy is to provide general operating support to an organization for a maximum of five consecutive years.

Prized Pieces International Film and Video Competition
http://www.Program Contact, (212) 234-8200

The festival showcases film and video that explore the black experience in all parts of the world. Genres include but are not limited to; experimental, performance, youth, shorts and feature-length narratives, documentaries, and biographies. During the festival, cash prizes are awarded in the following catogories: best film or video, best director--film or video, best new film or video, best youth film or video, and best short film or video.

Illinois Arts Council Ethnic and Folk Arts Program Grants

Ethnic and Folk Arts Program Grants are designed to support organizations, programs, and projects which create, present, perform, exhibit, or document the traditional arts of Illinois. Ethnic and Folk Arts are defined as those artistic practices that have a community or family base; express that community

Illinois Arts Council Arts-in-Education Residency Artists Roster Program

The IAC AIE Residency Program provides support to primary and secondary educational institutions, community colleges, and not-for-profit local arts and community organizations to work with an individual artist from one month to six months. Residencies involving performing artist companies range from two weeks to six months.

Illinois Arts Council Artists Fellowship Program (even-numbered fiscal years)

Non-matching Fellowships of $7,000 and Finalist Awards of $700 are awarded to Illinois artists of exceptional talent in recognition of their outstanding work and commitment to the arts. Awards are based upon the quality of works submitted and the evolving professional accomplishments of the applicant. Tthe Artists Fellowship Program operates on a two-year rotating cycle. The following discipline categories will be reviewed in even-numbered fiscal years: Choreography, Crafts, Ethnic and Folk Arts, Media Arts, New Performance Forms, Prose and Scriptworks.

Illinois Arts Council Multidisciplinary Program Grants

These grants are designed to support organizations offering programming that involves or fuses two or more distinct artistic disciplines. Programs should be distinct, not supplemental in nature, and must integrally involve each of the participating art forms rather than be in service to a single art form. Grants are available for ongoing programming, new projects, staff, production costs, marketing, and audience development.

Illinois Arts Council Arts-in-Education Residency Program

The program provides support to primary and secondary educational institutions, community colleges, and nonprofit local and community organizations for artist residencies of one week to six months. Residencies use individual artists, performing arts companies, or folklorists. The council provides an approved roster of over 100 artists and groups of artists who are interested in these residencies. The applying school or organization is responsible for making contractual arrangements with the artists prior to submitting an application to the council for funding. The artist(s) must apply to be listed in the roster to be eligible. Applicant schools and organizations are strongly encouraged to consult with council staff before applying.

Arkansas Arts Council Major Arts Program

This grant program is designed for eligible not-for-profit art organizations with three-year budget averages equal to or greater then $1 million. The MAP program is divided into three categories: MAP General Operating Support, MAP Arts in Education and MAP Major Arts Initiative Laboratory (MAIL).

Arkansas Arts Council General Operating Support

Designed for established, professionally managed not-for-profit organizations whose primary purpose is the production or presentation of the arts. Funds must be spent for non-program activities including salaries of staff, rent, utilities, maintenance of facilities, staff travel and other expenses associated with the operations of the organization.

Arkansas Arts Council Expansion Arts Program

The Expansion Arts program is designed to assist qualified emerging arts organizations in developing increased organizational capacity by helping them acquire or maintain professional administrative personnel.

Arkansas Arts Council AIE Arts Curriculum Project Grant Program

Funds may be used for projects that foster the inclusion of the arts in basic school curriculum. Activities must serve K-12 students, adult and/or special constituents directly or indirectly. AIE artists or consultants may be sought for outside expertise. An AIE Arts Curriculum Project grant is not to be used as an AIE residency program or Arts on Tour program.

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