Grants and funding for artists



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Operating Support Grants

Call Shannon Planchon, 503-229-6062 for more information Postmark Deadline: Passed Operating Support grants support the operations of and public access to the programs of Oregon's medium and large not-for-profit arts organizations. The Oregon Arts Commission encourages applications that demonstrate the inclusion of creation, exhibition or performance of work created by Oregon artists of demonstrated artistic excellence. They are intended for arts groups whose prior year cash income totaled at least $75,000.

Arts Services Grants

Call Brian Wagner, at 503-986-0083, for more information Postmark Deadline: Passed The Oregon Arts Commission’s Arts Services grants provide operating support primarily for local and regional art councils (or other arts organizations) that offer: Regular, ongoing arts services to a broadly representative population; Information, programs and services that encourage all people to participate in arts activities; Opportunities that enhance the capacity of artists to contribute to the economic, social and cultural well being of their communities. Arts Services Grants are not project grants; they are operating support for arts organizations that offer a menu of quality arts services on an ongoing basis to a broadly representative population.

Arts Learning Grants

Call Deb Vaughn at 503-986-0085 for more information Electronic Application Deadline: Deadline Passed Grants for arts learning support teaching and learning in and about the arts in K-12 schools and communities. The grants also support programs and activities that promote the arts as an integral part of K-12 education. If you received an FY09 Arts Learning grant, and you need to revise your budget [it shows up as an interim report], open your electronic application here: FY09 Arts Learning Interim Report (Revised Budget)

Cultural Tourism Grants

Call Shannon Planchon 503-229-6062 or shannon.planchon@state.or.us Postmark Deadline: January 31, 2009 Purpose of the Cultural Tourism Grants The Oregon Arts Commission established the Cultural Tourism Grants to support projects and partnerships that positively impact arts-based cultural tourism activities. This effort advances the Commission’s long-range plan calling for stronger links between the arts, culture, the tourism industry and local economic development. This grant program will support activities undertaken by arts or tourism groups – and especially projects in which both groups collaborate – designed to increase tourism motivated entirely or in part by the arts -related offerings of a community or region. 2009 Cultural Tourism Grant Guidelines and Application

Arts Build Communities

Call Brian Wagner 503-986-0083 for more information Deadline: October 1, 2008 Arts Build Communities grants recognize and support both the arts in local communities and the involvement of the arts and artists in community development. The program recognizes the expanding role arts organizations are taking in the broader cultural, social, educational and economic areas of community life. Support will be provided to arts and other community-based organizations to form alliances and partnerships to strengthen communities through projects that connect the arts with local issues and opportunities.

Oregon Media Arts Fellowship

Deadline: October 1, 2008The Oregon Media Arts Fellowship(s) provide financial and other support for production expenses to enable Oregon film or video artists to create or complete new work or works in progress. The Media Arts Fellowship(s) recognize and assist media artists whose work shows exceptional promise and who have demonstrated a commitment to film or video art. The Oregon Arts Commission, the Gordon D. Sondland and Katherine J. Durant Foundation and Oregon Public Broadcasting fund the program. The Media Arts Fellowship program is administered by the Northwest Film Center/Portland Art Museum. Additional support is provided by the Oregon Film and Video Office and Chambers Communications. Contact the Northwest Film Center at thomas@nwfilm.org.

Individual Artists Fellowship Grants

Call Shannon Planchon at 503-229-6062 or shannon.planchon@state.or.us for more information Deadline: October 15, 2008 The Commission recognizes the achievements of Oregon artists and the contributions they make to the cultural health of the state through its annual Artist Fellowship grants- non-matching $3,000 stipends to a select group of the state's most innovative creators. The Commission will consider applications annually according to artistic discipline. In 2009, Oregon artists working in Literature (creative non-fiction, fiction, play writing and poetry) and Performing Arts (choreography, dance, music composition, music performance, theater and performance art) will be considered. Make sure you have Adobe Reader 8.0 or higher installed on your computer. Download the Individual Artist Fellowship Application here.

Arts Recognition Grants

Call Shannon Planchon, 503-229-6062, for more information FY2009 Deadlines: September 11, 2008 and January 15, 2009 Arts Recognition grants are $1,000 awards made to exemplary arts organizations that have a record of excellence in programming, service and organizational capacity, but have not received other Arts Commission funding. Arts Recognition grants are a visible indication of Commission support and assist in raising an organization's profile and in leveraging other funds and resources. These awards are not for operating support.

Career Opportunity Grants

Call Shannon Planchon, 503-229-6062 for more information Career Opportunity Grants for Artists provide financial support to enable Oregon artists to take advantage of opportunities to enhance their careers through the development of arts, business or professional skills to expand marketing capacity and/or to further develop the nature or quality of their artwork.Grant amounts may range from $300 to $1,500. The Oregon Arts Commission has allocated $50,000 for the FY2009 grant cycle. Applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis, and the Commission may award up to the full amount available at any quarter, so please check here at this website or call our office to see if there are funds available. The next application deadline is November 14, 2008. There are funds available for the November 14, 2008 deadline.

Arts in Alternative Education

The Arts in Alternative Education program provides funds to assist with hands-on instruction and participation in the arts in Alternative Education programs in public schools in Oklahoma. The program is offered through a partnership of the Oklahoma Arts Council and the State Department of Education and is designed to motivate students whose needs are not met by traditional educational services. Individuals schools sites are ineligible. Alternative education sites must apply through their school district.

Local Government Challenge Grants

The purpose of the Local Government Challenge Grant is to encourage local governments to support the arts. The grant provides an incentive to localities to contribute local tax revenues to the arts. It is designed to improve local resource flexibility, foster local arts coalitions and provide opportunities for local governments to partner with private enterprise. City or county local governments are limited to one application per year.

Small Grant Support For Schools

The Oklahoma Arts Council provides financial assistance through the Small Grant Support for Schools program to encourage schools to bring the arts into their classrooms. The Small Grant Support for Schools allows schools to apply for funds directly from the Council and does not require them to apply through their district. This grant also requires schools to match only 25% of the total requested amount.

Small Grant Support

The Oklahoma Arts Council provides financial assistance through the Small Grant Support category to support eligible organizations’ arts projects. Organizations are eligible to apply for two projects per year. First time applicants must apply in this grant category. Eligible organizations include 501(c)(3) organizations, school districts (individual schools are ineligible), libraries, tribes, city or county local governments, and universities/colleges. Although not limited to, generally applicants in this category have operating budgets under $25,000.

Major Grant Support

The Oklahoma Arts Council awards grants for Major Grant Support to provide matching funds to support eligible organizations’ arts projects throughout the year. Organizations are eligible to apply for one application per year which may include up to five separate projects. Eligible organizations include 501(c)(3) organizations, only eligible school districts (individual schools are ineligible), libraries, tribes, city or county local governments, and universities/colleges. Applicants in this category are ineligible to apply in Small Grant Support.

Organizational Support

The Oklahoma Arts Council awards grants for Organizational Support to provide funding to established 501(c)(3) arts organizations to support operational and programming costs. Eligibility is determined by the Council based on the organization’s overall operating budget, stability, history of compliance with Council guidelines and overall programming. Eligible organizations apply every two years, with separate awards for each year. Applicants in this category are ineligible for any other grant categories.

Organizational Support Program

Purpose of Organizational Support Program The Oklahoma Arts Council awards grants for Organizational Support in order to assist established nonprofit arts organizations to maintain and strengthen financial stability, organizational capacity, and art programs provided to the public including outreach to underserved populations. Deadline March 15 is the deadline for Organizational Support e-grant applications. The required support material including Revenue Statements must be postmarked on or before March 15 Late applications and/or late support material will not be reviewed – no exceptions.

Special Projects
http://www.oac.state.oh.us/grantsprogs/deadlines.aspAny time

Special Projects Deadline: (applications for FY2009 funding accepted beginning June 1, 2008)

Artists with Disabilities Access

Artists with Disabilities Access Deadline: Any time (applications for FY2009 funding accepted beginning June 1, 2008)

Capacity Building

Capacity Building Deadline: Any time (applications for FY2009 funding accepted beginning June 1, 2008)

International Partnerships

Any time (applications for FY2009 funding accepted beginning June 1, 2008)

Building Cultural Diversity Initiative

Building Cultural Diversity Initiative Deadline: Monthly through April

Arts Learning: Artist Express

Arts Learning: Artist Express Deadline: Applications are due no later than six weeks prior to the date of the visit. Funds are limited and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Individual Artist Grants Programs and Services Individual Excellence Awards

Individual Artist Grants Programs and Services Individual Excellence Awards Deadline: September 1

Ohio Heritage Fellowship Awards

Ohio Heritage Fellowship Awards Deadline: July 15

Ohio Artists on Tour Roster

Ohio Artists on Tour Roster Deadline: June 1

Arts Access

Arts Access March 1 (for projects taking place between July 1, 2008 and June 30, 2009) September 1 (for projects between January 1, 2009 and June 30, 2009)

Arts Learning: Arts Partnership

Arts Learning: Arts Partnership Deadline: March 1

Arts Learning: Artist in Residence/Sponsors

Arts Learning: Artist in Residence/Sponsors Deadline: March 1

Arts Learning: Artist in Residence/Artists

Arts Learning: Artist in Residence/Artists Deadline: February 1

Sustainability (over $1.5 million)

Sustainability (over $1.5 million) Deadline: February 1

Sustainability (under $1.5 million)

Sustainability (under $1.5 million) Deadline: February 1

Individual Artist Grants Programs and Services

Individual Artist Grants Programs and Services Traditional Arts Apprenticeships January 15

Arts Innovation

Arts Innovation January 15

Traditional Arts Apprenticeship

The Traditional Arts Apprenticeship program is designed to honor and encourage the preservation of North Dakota's diverse living traditions by providing grants that allow master traditional artists to pass their skills and knowledge to apprentices on a one-to-one basis over an extended period of time. Maximum Grant: $2,000 Deadline Date: May 15, 2008 (postmark)

Teacher Incentive

The Teacher Incentive program is a means of providing financial assistance to teachers who wish to explore new and creative ways of incorporating the arts into the non-arts curriculum of a classroom. Projects may involve the visual arts, poetry/fiction writing, performing arts, architecture, folk arts, or any combination of artistic disciplines. Maximum Grant: $300 Deadline Dates: April 1 (for projects occurring between July 1 and June 30 of the upcoming school year) November 1 (for projects occurring between January 1 and June 30 of that school year)

Special Projects

Special Project Grants provide an opportunity for organizations to initiate new projects without delay and to take advantage of possible touring events. The matching funds may be 75% cash and 25% documented in-kind services and contributions. Maximum Grant: $600 Deadline Date: at least four weeks prior to event (submitted electronically or postmarked)

Schools and Artists as Learning Teams (SALT)

Schools and Artists as Learning Teams (SALT) is a professional development grant program that supports and strengthens partnerships between schools, community arts organizations and artists. Through thoughtful collaboration, teachers and artists create opportunities for success so that all students achieve to high standards. The grant can be renewed for up to three years, dependent on legislative funding, which allows the opportunity to stretch and explore what it means to work collaboratively. SALT Grant Program Time Frame/Deadlines Application deadline: Applications must be submitted by August 1, 2008. Notification: All applicants will be notified of funding status September 1, 2008. Grant period: Grants begin on September 17, 2008 and end by June 30, 2009.

Professional Development

This grant program offers financial aid for, but not limited to, arts organizations, individual artists, arts educators, and educational institutions who wish to take advantage of informational, educational, and training opportunities relating to the arts and arts development. Maximum grant: $500 Deadline date: at least four weeks prior to event (submitted electronically)

Presenter Support

Presenter Support is designed to benefit nonprofit organizations that are not eligible for other grant programs through the North Dakota Council on the Arts, offers financial support for arts events and programming, and supports organizations in communities with a population of 6,000 or more. Communities with a population of under 6,000 should refer to the Community Arts Access. Maximum Grant: $2,000 Deadline Date: April 1

Institutional Support

Institutional Support The Institutional Support program is designed to benefit artists, arts organizations, and the general public. The program provides general support for local arts councils and other non-profit organizations that provide artistic performances, exhibitions, publications, classes, workshops, and special events in all arts disciplines. This is a three-year grant program with applications accepted again in 2010. Intent to Apply Deadline All applicants must submit a letter stating their intent to apply no later than January 15, 2007 (postmark). Letters must be printed on either the applicant organization’s letterhead or e-mailed directly to the NDCA jwebb@nd.gov.

Individual Artist Fellowship

The Individual Artist Fellowship program recognizes practicing artists residing in North Dakota with a monetary fellowship award. This program is designed to support professional artists with outstanding talent and ability to improve their artistic skills and enhance their career opportunities. Fellowships and guidelines for visual artists/craftspeople and media artists are available for 2009; literary and musical artists will be available for 2010; and fellowships for traditional, dance, and theatrical artists will be available in 2011. Award Amount: $2,500 Deadline Date: February 15, 2009 (submitted online)

Community Arts Access

As a community-based grant program, Community Arts Access is designed to benefit nonprofit organizations that present arts programming in small and rural communities in North Dakota. It also supports nonprofit organizations in communities of all sizes whose arts programming makes a deliberate and focused effort to serve a special constituency or an underserved audience in that community. Maximum Grant: $2,000 Deadline Dates: November 1 and April 1 (submitted electronically or postmarked)

Artist-in-Residence: Sponsor

The Artist-in-Residence program provides matching funds for schools and other non-profit organizations to bring artists into North Dakota schools and communities to conduct residencies of three days or longer. This program is designed to provide students, teachers, and community members with hands-on experiences and personal interactions with working artists. Residencies give students an understanding of quality art and appreciation for cultural traditions. Maximum Grant: 50% of the artist's negotiated fee and expenses Deadline Dates: November 1 and April 1 (postmark)

Artist-in-Residence: New Artist

Artists who want to participate in Artist in Residence program must be on the council's Arts in Education Roster. Applications may be reviewed concurrently with Artist in Residence: Sponsor applications. Deadline Dates (postmark date) April 1 (for residencies between July 1 and June 30 of the upcoming school year) November 1 (for residencies between January 1 and June 30 of that school year)


Three-month-long internships in Community Arts Administration and Folklife. A stipend of $5,000 is provided.

Residency Center Grants

Residency Center Grants One- to two-month residencies at the Headlands Center for the Arts in California or the Vermont Studio Center.

Regional Artist Project Grants for Artists

Regional Artist Project Grants for Artists $500 - $3,000 project grants to artists administered through local arts councils.

Artist Fellowships

Artist Fellowships $10,000 fellowships to support the creative development of N.C. artists.

Visual Arts

The Visual Arts Program offers support to a wide range of contemporary art activity for the benefit of the public and the advancement of the field. The Program considers living artists to be of primary importance to the visual arts field and directs the majority of its funding to organizations that engage visual artists directly in their program decisions. Supported activities may include exhibitions, installations, workspace facilities, publications, and critical writing.

Individual Artists Program

The Individual Artists Program offers support for the creation of new work by New York State artists through artist-initiated projects in electronic media (video, sound art, installations, and new technologies) and film production, and the commissioning of new work by composers and theatre artists. Artists at various career stages are welcome to apply to this Program. Because the Council cannot make grants to individuals, each application to the Program must be sponsored by an eligible New York State nonprofit organization. First-time applicants are strongly encouraged to consult with Program staff well before the registration deadline. Other NYSCA discipline Programs offering support for the creation of new work include the Architecture, Planning and Design Program (Independent Projects category) and the Dance Program (Commissions category). This Program funds the New York Foundation for the Arts to provide artist fellowships in a variety of arts disciplines.

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