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Art Deadlines List
http://www.artdeadlineslist.com

Art Deadlines List The Art Deadlines List, maintained by independent artist Richard Gardner, lists art contests and competitions, art jobs and internships, art scholarships and grants and fellowships, art festivals, call for entries/proposals/projects, and other opportunities, in all disciplines, for art students, art teachers, and artists of all ages. web: www.artdeadlineslist.com


Art Calendar Calls for Artists
http://www.artcalendar.com/category_mini.asp?ID=9

Art Calendar Calls for Artists Art Calendar is a business magazine for visual artists. The ArtCalendar.com Web site includes national and global listings of Calls for Artists, both with and without entry fees. The site also includes other useful online directories and resources. web: www.artcalendar.com/category_mini.asp?ID=9


American Composers Forum Opportunities
http://www.composersforum.org/opportunities.cfm

American Composers Forum Opportunities The American Composers Forum is committed to supporting composers and developing new markets for their music, through granting, commissioning, and performance programs. The American Composers Forum Web site lists opportunities for scores, residencies, grants, fellowships and other opportunities for composers. web: www.composersforum.org/opportunities.cfm


“Fires Around the Lakes: Ten Years After” Call for entries
http://www.bonifasarts.org/

“Fires Around the Lakes: Ten Years After” Call for entries Organised by the William Bonifas Fine Arts Center, this juried exhibit is open to glassworkers living or working in the states bordering the great Lakes (MI, WI, MN, IN, IL, OH, PA, NY and Ontario, Canada). The 2009 exhibit will be open to all glass media including blown, fused, cast, stained, painted, lampworked and mosaic artwork of original design created in the last two years. Images of 3 pieces will be accepted for a $25.00 jury fee. web: www.bonifasarts.org e-mail: bc@bonifasarts.org phone: (906) 786 3833


Call for entries: Los Angeles Printmaking Society 20th National Exhibition.
http://www.laprintmakers.com/

Call for entries: Los Angeles Printmaking Society 20th National Exhibition. The 19th National yielded over $4,000 in cash and purchase awards. $3.000 minimum is guaranteed. Original works in all Printmaking media including monotypes, monoprints and 3-dimensional work. LAPS will not consider traditional photography, off-set reproductions or reproductions of art originally produced in another medium. web: www.laprintmakers.com e-mail: LAPS20thNational@gmail.com phone: (213) 891- 4468


Call for entries: Rome Art Coterie 7th National Juried Exhibition.
http://www.romeartcoterie.org/prospectus.pdf

Call for entries: Rome Art Coterie 7th National Juried Exhibition. A call for all artists in Minnesota to participate in this Art Exhibition in Rome, Georgia. The 2008 show drew a total of 333 entries from 143 different artists residing in 32 different states and the Gallery is looking forward to an even better variety of submissions for 2009. Please navigate the link below to download their prospectus and application form for more info. web: www.romeartcoterie.org/prospectus.pdf e-mail: jgreen57589@roadrunner.com


Artist-in-Residence program at Acadia National Park
http://www.nps.gov/acad/supportyourpark/artistinresidence.htm

Artist-in-Residence program at Acadia National Park The Artist-In-Residence Program offers professional writers, composers, and all visual and performing artists the opportunity to pursue their particular art form while surrounded by the inspiring landscape of the park. In the spring and fall, the park provides housing to participants for two-week to four-week periods. No additional stipend is available. In return, participating artists are asked to donate to the park collection a piece of work representative of their style and their stay. Artists are also asked to participate in one public program per week of their residency. web: www.nps.gov/acad/supportyourpark/artistinresidence.htm phone: (207)-288-3338


Call to Artists – Public Art for the Bagley Street Pedestrian Bridge, Detroit, Michigan
http://www.michigan.gov/gateway

Call to Artists – Public Art for the Bagley Street Pedestrian Bridge, Detroit, Michigan The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) invites artists to submit qualifications to create work especially for the award-winning Bagley Street Pedestrian Bridge, Detroit, Michigan that connects the east and west sides of Mexicantown. When completed, the bridge will be used by local residents, particularly during festivals and special events. International visitors will also frequent the site because the new Detroit Mexicantown International Welcome Center nearby is a first stop for travelers after the border crossing from Canada. web: www.Michigan.gov/gateway


Arts in Education
http://www.arts.state.mn.us/grants/AIE_organizational_support.htm

Children are natural artists. They draw, paint, sing, dance, write and tell stories, pretend to be someone else. Their world is all about imagining and exploring. Arts learning and artistic expression fuel a child's natural creativity. They also helps young people be better students in other subjects. Research shows that students who study the arts have higher academic achievement and higher SAT scores than other students. Arts activities build self-confidence, and reinforce students’ critical thinking and discipline. The Minnesota State Arts Board Arts in Education (AIE) program is designed to encourage and expand young people’s natural interest and abilities in arts activities. It helps deliver high-quality, hands-on, creative arts learning opportunities for students; and gives teachers new tools and model arts learning activities to incorporate into their classrooms.


Arts in Education
http://www.arts.state.mn.us/aie/index.htm

Children are natural artists. They draw, paint, sing, dance, write and tell stories, pretend to be someone else. Their world is all about imagining and exploring. Arts learning and artistic expression fuel a child's natural creativity. They also helps young people be better students in other subjects. Research shows that students who study the arts have higher academic achievement and higher SAT scores than other students. Arts activities build self-confidence, and reinforce students’ critical thinking and discipline. The Minnesota State Arts Board Arts in Education (AIE) program is designed to encourage and expand young people’s natural interest and abilities in arts activities. It helps deliver high-quality, hands-on, creative arts learning opportunities for students; and gives teachers new tools and model arts learning activities to incorporate into their classrooms.


Grants for Schools
http://www.arts.state.mn.us/grants/AIE_k12_arts_challenge.htm

Children are natural artists. They draw, paint, sing, dance, write and tell stories, pretend to be someone else. Their world is all about imagining and exploring. Arts learning and artistic expression fuel a child's natural creativity. They also helps young people be better students in other subjects. Research shows that students who study the arts have higher academic achievement and higher SAT scores than other students. Arts activities build self-confidence, and reinforce students’ critical thinking and discipline. The Minnesota State Arts Board Arts in Education (AIE) program is designed to encourage and expand young people’s natural interest and abilities in arts activities. It helps deliver high-quality, hands-on, creative arts learning opportunities for students; and gives teachers new tools and model arts learning activities to incorporate into their classrooms.


Percent for Art in Public Places

Percent for Art in Public Places — Under Minnesota statute, state buildings with construction or renovation budgets of $500,000 or more may designate one percent of their total construction budget to purchase or commission original artwork. Artists who would like to be considered for Percent for Art projects must have current files in the Percent for Art artist registry. Artist registry applications are accepted at any time.


Cultural Community Partnership
http://www.arts.state.mn.us/grants/cultural_community_partnership.htm

Cultural Community Partnership — This program is designed to enhance the careers of individual artists of color. Artists, at any stage in their careers, can apply for grants to help support a collaborative project. An applicant can collaborate with another Minnesota artist of color or a Minnesota nonprofit organization. Applications will be due August 22, 2008.


Arts in Education Roster of Artists
http://www.arts.state.mn.us/aie/index.htm

Arts in Education Roster of Artists — The roster is a juried catalogue of individual or paired artists who demonstrate high artistic quality and the ability to teach students in grades K-12, a resource for schools interested in hosting artist residences, and a marketing tool for teaching artists. Roster applications are accepted every two years. The next application deadline will be March 14, 2008, for artists who want to renew their listing in the roster; and April 1, 2008, for artists who want to join the roster.


Artist Initiative
http://www.arts.state.mn.us/grants/artist_initiative.htm

Artist Initiative — This pilot program supports and assists artists at various stages in their careers. It encourages artistic development, nurtures artistic creativity, and recognizes the contributions individual artists make to the creative environment of the state of Minnesota. The Arts Board alternates disciplines eligible to apply from year to year. Music, photography, media arts/new media, poetry, and prose applications will be accepted during this grant round (fiscal year 2010). Dance, theater, and two- and three-dimensional visual arts grants were awarded last year (fiscal year 2009). Applications will be due Monday, June 1, 2009.


Series Presenters
http://www.arts.state.mn.us/grants/series_presenter_support.htm

Series Presenters — May apply for a project grant to support a series of public performances, exhibitions, or screenings in the visual, performing, or literary arts. A series must include three or more events within a one year period, and have an annual budget of at least $12,000. Applications will be due March 2, 2009.


Institutional Presenter Support
http://www.arts.state.mn.us/grants/institutional_presenter_support.htm

Institutional Presenter Support — This program provides unrestricted operating support to large and medium-sized arts organizations that present live performance, exhibitions, or screenings in the visual, performing, or literary arts. Applications are accepted every two years. The next deadline for applications will be January 16, 2009.


Institutional Support
http://www.arts.state.mn.us/grants/institutional_support.htm

Institutional Support — This program provides unrestricted operating support to high-quality, established arts organizations that produce or exhibit works of art, or offer a broad range of services to artists.Applications are accepted every two years. The next deadline for applications will be January 16, 2009.


Cultural Community Partnership
http://www.arts.state.mn.us/grants/cultural_community_partnership.htm

Cultural Community Partnership — This pilot program is designed to enhance the careers of individual artists of color. Artists, at any stage in their career, can apply for a grant to help support a collaborative project. Applicants can collaborate with another Minnesota artist of color or a Minnesota nonprofit organization. Applications will be due August 22, 2008.


Arts in Education Organizational Support
http://www.arts.state.mn.us/grants/AIE_organizational_support.htm

Arts in Education Organizational Support — These are two-year grants to arts organizations that produce school residency programs. Applications are accepted every two years. The next deadline for applications will be February 2, 2009.


Arts Across Minnesota
http://www.arts.state.mn.us/grants/AAMN_touring_directory.htm

Arts Across Minnesota — Arts Across Minnesota exists to help make outstanding arts experiences available to residents in every region of the state through festivals and touring presentations that engage local artists, children, and other members of the public in community arts celebrations. The program has three components: Host Community grants Festivals grants Touring Directory


Arts Across Minnesota
http://www.arts.state.mn.us/grants/AAMN_festivals.htm

Arts Across Minnesota — Arts Across Minnesota exists to help make outstanding arts experiences available to residents in every region of the state through festivals and touring presentations that engage local artists, children, and other members of the public in community arts celebrations. The program has three components: Host Community grants Festivals grants Touring Directory


Arts Across Minnesota
http://www.arts.state.mn.us/grants/AAMN_host_community.htm

Arts Across Minnesota — Arts Across Minnesota exists to help make outstanding arts experiences available to residents in every region of the state through festivals and touring presentations that engage local artists, children, and other members of the public in community arts celebrations. The program has three components: Host Community grants Festivals grants Touring Directory


Presenter Travel Fund
http://www.nefa.org/grantprog/presenter/index.html

provides monetary assistance to arts programmers or curatorial staff in New England so that they may investigate new or unfamiliar work outside of their home community. Applicants may apply for funding to help cover the expense of attending festivals, showcases, conferences, or other cultural events.


New England States Touring (NEST)
http://www.nefa.org/grantprog/nest/index.html

provides support to New England-based nonprofit organizations for performances, readings, and related community activities by artists on the New England States Touring roster.


National Dance Project (NDP)
http://www.nefa.org/grantprog/ndp/index.html

provides grants for the production and touring of contemporary dance work by regionally and nationally significant artists in the United States and abroad. NDP Production Grants support the development of new dance work. NDP Touring Grants support the presentation and distribution of the work created by Production Grant recipients, and a limited number of other nominated tours each touring season.


Meet the Composer/New England
http://www.nefa.org/grantprog/composer/index.html

offers grants to nonprofit organizations in New England to provide meaningful interaction between composers and audiences, in conjunction with performances of the composer's work.


Expeditions
http://www.nefa.org/grantprog/expeditions/index.html

funds the development and presentation of cross-disciplinary touring projects for New England communities. Grants are made to New England-based nonprofit organizations to support planning or touring of projects with performing, literary, and/or visual arts components.


American Masterpieces: Dance (AMD)
http://www.nefa.org/grantprog/americanmasterpieces.html

is the dance component of a major initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to acquaint Americans with the best of their cultural and artistic legacy. The AMD project celebrates the extraordinary and rich evolution of dance and choreography in the United States. With its partners, NEFA and Dance/USA, the NEA will sponsor select performances, tours, and educational programs that will reach large and small communities throughout the United States.


Sustaining Traditional Arts in the Community Grant
http://www.mainearts.maine.gov/Grants/Documents/ORGANIZATIONSAPP.rtf

Designed to encourage communities to develop innovative ways to sustain traditional arts in their communities.


SMART: Schools Make Arts Relevant Today
http://www.mainearts.maine.gov/Grants/Documents/ORGANIZATIONSAPP.rtf

Designed to assist schools, arts institutions and community arts organizations, to develop arts in education projects in conjunction with artists for pre-K-12 students. The intention of the program is to fund both school based and after school projects that provide meaningful and lasting arts education experiences.


Cultural Facilities Accessibility Grant
http://www.mainearts.maine.gov/Grants/Documents/ORGANIZATIONSAPP.rtf

Designed to assist professional, freestanding, Maine arts organizations to assist new capital projects and renovations as well as technology projects and/or improvements. The Maine Arts Commission will provide funding for new construction, repairs or renovations of existing facilities owned and operated by a nonprofit Maine arts organization, or repair, upgrade or replacement of capital technology equipment for a facility operated by a nonprofit, Maine arts organization.


Capacity Building in Maine's Cultural Communities
http://www.mainearts.maine.gov/Grants/Documents/ORGANIZATIONSAPP.rtf

Designed as a capacity-building program for Maine local arts agencies, creative economy organizations and other community organizations that strengthen cultural organizations, artists, and the infrastructure that supports arts programming and services.


Artists in Maine Communities Grant
http://www.mainearts.maine.gov/Grants/Documents/ORGANIZATIONSAPP.rtf

Designed to assist arts organizations, schools and other community groups to develop collaborative projects that employ Maine artists to benefit Maine communities, schools or families.


Arts and Humanities Grant
http://www.mainehumanities.org/grants/arts-humanities.doc

The Arts and Humanities grant program has returned. The small grant program funds projects that include elements of both the arts and humanities. The program is jointly administered by the Maine Arts Commission and the Maine Humanities Council, with the Humanities Council serving as lead agency. The guidelines for the program can be found on the Maine Humanities Council web site at: http://mainehumanities.org/grants/arts-humanities.doc Applicants interested in more information about the grant program should contact Victoria Bonebakker, Associate Director, Maine Humanities Council, 207/773-5051, or vbonebak@mainehumanities.org; or Kathy Ann Shaw, Senior Development Associate & Accessibility at 207/287-2750, kathy.shaw@maine.gov or 877/887-3878 – TTY/NexTalk.


American Masterpieces
http://www.mainearts.maine.gov/Grants/Documents/ORGANIZATIONSAPP.rtf

Designed to assist professional, Maine arts organizations with annual operating budgets of $500,000 or greater to present a major project such as an exhibition, performance, residency or educational programs that feature American Masterpieces.


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

Designed to assist Maine artists who are applying for the Traditional Arts Fellowship program. These grants reward artistic excellence, advance the careers of Maine artists, and promote public awareness regarding the eminence of the creative sector in Maine.


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.


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