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City of Vancouver - Public Art Program Review
http://www.city.vancouver.bc.ca/commsvcs/culturalservices/newsletter/a...

The Public Art Program is currently undergoing a comprehensive review of its three components: Community Public Art, Civic Public Art, and Private Development. The intended result is a plan for the program that will include a new vision—developed with the local community—and new implementation strategies that address program structure, funding, and administration. Projects already underway will continue their development; however, no new projects will be initiated before Fall, 2007. Those interested in the Community Public Art Program should monitor this website.


LUNA Artists In Residence - CO
http://www.j.m.owens@hotmail.com

LUNA Artists In Residence - CO LUNA Artists In Residence (LUNA AIR) program offers residences for emerging Artists. Application deadline is March 21, 2008, for residences, June 2008 through October 2008. There is no cost to the artist for housing or application, and we appreciate cooperative labor efforts. Persons with a flexible, nurturing personality are especially welcome. Individuals, as well as groups may apply for residences. Teachers of every discipline are encouraged to host their own learners. Questions can be directed to: Dr. James M. Owens (Jim), by phone at 719.206.0622, by email at j.m.owens@hotmail.com. Deadline: March 21, 2008


10th Annual Fields Project Residency Program - IL
http://www.FieldsProject.com

10th Annual Fields Project Residency Program - IL Call to artists for the 10th Annual Fields Project Residency Program, Oregon, IL, June 14-22, 2008. Open to plein air artists, photographers, and field sculptors. Recipients will create artwork inspired by Midwestern landscapes while experiencing rural life residing with a working farm family, brining art and agriculture together. Visit http://www.FieldsProject.com for more information or send SASE to: Fields Project, PO Box 444, Oregon, IL 61061. Questions? Call Deb Munson at 815-652-4623, Sculptors call Jeff Adams at 815-734-7578. Entry Deadline: March 15, 2008.


Artists Residencies for Visual Artists and Writers - MI
http://www.ox-bow.org/residency/artists/summer.html

One and two-week residencies from June 8-August 23, 2008. This program is designed for the professional and practicing artist to reside and work in a secluded, natural environment. This year, applicants may apply for either one or two week residencies. Artists are selected upon the merit of their work and written statements describing their proposed use of the residency. Students are not eligible for this program. During their stay, artists are encouraged to present a slide lecture or reading of their work and to participate in the community life at Ox-Bow. Recipients receive a small private studio and room and board. Please note that the classroom studio facilities are not available to ARs. Artists’ in Residence are required to pay a fee of $510 per week, due at the time the residency is awarded. A limited number of residency scholarships, covering a portion of the fee, are available. Please indicate your interest in being considered for an award on your application. Applications for the summer Residency program are due March 14, 2008. To download an application, visit http://www.ox-bow.org/residency/artists/summer.html or email Sarah Workneh at sworkn@saic.edu for more information. Deadline: March 14, 2008


Career Opportunity Grants
http://www.oregonartscommission.org/pdf/COG_Revised_App.pdf

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 $40,000 for the FY2008 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. There are no funds available for the May 2008 deadline. The next application deadline is August 13, 2008.


Operating Support Grants
http://www.oregonartscommission.org/doc/FY09_Operating_Support_guideli...

Call Shannon Planchon, 503-229-6062 for more information Postmark Deadline: May 1, 2008 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 Learning Grants
http://www.oregonartscommission.org/grants/commission_grant_programs.p...

Arts Learning Grants Call Deb Vaughn at 503-986-0085 for more information Electronic Application Deadline: May 1, 2008


Operating Support/Arts Services/Arts Learning May 1, 2008
http://www.oregonartscommission.org/grants/shannon.planchon@state.or.u...

Operating Support/Arts Services/Arts Learning May 1, 2008 Call Shannon Planchon 503-229-6062 or shannon.planchon@state.or.us


National VSA arts Call for Art: Derivative Composition
http://www.vsarts.org/derivativecomposition

VSA arts (National) is seeking visual artists with disabilities whose work is inspired by the performing arts - music, theatre, dance. There is no entry fee. Submissions must be original works that have been completed in the last five years and after the onset of disability. Deadline is Friday, March 21, 2008. For more information, go to www.vsarts.org/derivativecomposition. VSA arts of Maine also has print copies of the call for entries. Alternative formats are available, contact VSA arts of Maine at 607-4016 or info@vsartsmaine.org.


A Matter of Perception
http://www.vsartsmaine.org/artprograms.htm

A Matter of Perception is VSA arts of Maine’s biennial exhibition that showcases and celebrates the artwork and talent of Maine artists with disabilities. The purpose of the exhibition is to enhance the public’s awareness of disability issues, provide exhibition opportunities for artists with disabilities, and to promote the work of the artists. In addition, this exhibition provides artists the opportunity to market and sell their artwork, as well as to bring awareness to the many quality arts programs throughout the state.


Murals DC / Artist Opportunity
http://www.dcarts.dc.gov/

Murals DC / Artist Opportunity Budget: $3,000-$12,500 per mural Deadline: Friday, March 21, 2008 at 7 pm The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) in collaboration with the Executive Office of the Mayor (EOM) and DC Department of Public Works (DPW) seek artists, artist teams and youth organizations to design, create and install aerosol murals or aerosol-inspired murals in identified locations throughout the District of Columbia for a new project entitled Murals DC. Murals DC has been created to replace illegal graffiti with artistic works, to revitalize sites within the community and to teach young people the art of aerosol painting. The goal of this initiative is to positively engage the District's youth by teaching proper art techniques, providing supplies, and a legal means to practice and perform their skill in a way that promotes respect for public and private property and community awareness. Site selection is based on areas of the District with high incidence of illegal graffiti as identified by the DPW, Mayor's Office of Community Relations and Services (MOCRS) and other agencies. Each mural will reflect the character, culture and history of the neighborhood.


Young Artist Program
http://www.dcarts.dc.gov/dcarts/cwp/view,A,3,Q,528307.asp

Young Artist Program


UPSTART Program
http://www.dcarts.dc.gov/dcarts/cwp/view,A,3,Q,634126.asp

UPSTART Program


Public Art Building Communities
http://www.dcarts.dc.gov/dcarts/cwp/view,A,3,Q,638599.asp

Public Art Building Communities


Grants-in-Aid to Organizations
http://www.dcarts.dc.gov/dcarts/cwp/view,A,3,Q,638459.asp

Grants-in-Aid to Organizations


Grants-in-Aid to Organizations
http://www.dcarts.dc.gov/dcarts/cwp/view,a,3,q,528181.asp

Grants-in-Aid to Organizations


Festivals DC
http://www.dcarts.dc.gov/dcarts/cwp/view,A,3,Q,638536.asp

Festivals DC


Elders Learning Through the Arts
http://www.dcarts.dc.gov/dcarts/cwp/view,A,3,Q,639257.asp

Elders Learning Through the Arts


East of the River Arts Initiative
http://www.dcarts.dc.gov/dcarts/cwp/view,a,3,q,528153.asp

East of the River Arts Initiative


Cultural Facilities Project
http://www.dcarts.dc.gov/dcarts/cwp/view,a,3,q,582599.asp

Cultural Facilities Project


City Arts Projects
http://www.dcarts.dc.gov/dcarts/cwp/view,a,3,q,528139.asp

City Arts Projects


Arts Learning & Outreach: Arts Education Projects
http://www.dcarts.dc.gov/dcarts/cwp/view,a,3,q,528104.asp

Arts Learning & Outreach: Arts Education Projects


Artist Fellowship Program
http://www.dcarts.dc.gov/dcarts/cwp/view,a,3,q,528118.asp

Artist Fellowship Program


Small Projects Program
http://www.dcarts.dc.gov/dcarts/cwp/view,a,3,q,528251.asp

Small Projects Program


Folk & Traditional Arts Mini-Grant Program
http://www.dcarts.dc.gov/dcarts/cwp/view,a,3,q,528167.asp

Folk & Traditional Arts Mini-Grant Program


Arts Learning & Outreach: Teacher Mini-Grant Program
http://www.dcarts.dc.gov/dcarts/cwp/view,a,3,q,528279.asp

Arts Learning & Outreach: Teacher Mini-Grant Program


Artist Project Grants
http://www.arts.utah.gov/funding/artists_grant/documents/2008Establish...

For artists who are well-established in their professional career, this grant is available in amounts up to $2,000.


Artist Project Grants
http://www.arts.utah.gov/funding/artists_grant/documents/2008EmergingG...

This grant is designed for artists who are just starting their professional art career. Amounts are available up to $500.


Cincinnati’s premiere juried art show
http://www.wyomingartshow.org/EntryInstructions.html

for complete details on acceptable entries, jury process, entry fees, important dates/deadlines, show and booth information, and competition specifications. Jury Process: To be considered for the 2008 Wyoming Art Show, artists must submit three (3) 35mm color slides of their work for jurying. [Only artists who participated in the 2006 show are exempt from jurying.] Artists must send slides, entry form, and appropriate entry fee postmarked no later than March 3, 2008 to: Wyoming Art Show PO Box 15027 Cincinnati OH 45215-0027 Slides should be of professional quality. Please mark each slide with: artist's name, category, top of work, plus dimensions of work. Slides are identified to the judges by number only. All decisions will be based on the representation of the works in the slides submitted, so high quality photography is recommended. The judges’ decisions are final and confidential. Artists shooting digital images of their work can have their files transferred to slides using a slide service such as www.slideservice.com, www.colorslides.com, www.slides.com . Notification of the jurors' decision will be mailed by March 17. Applicant's entry fee will be returned if not accepted. IMPORTANT CALENDAR DATES: March 3: Postmarked slides/entries. Entries postmarked after March 3 will be returned unopened. March 17: Notices mailed May 17: Optional delivery of competition art to Wyoming Civic Center 9:00-1:00 May 18: Date of Show, 11:00 to 5:00. Competition entries MUST be delivered to the Civic Center by 9:30 to be considered for awards. 5:45pm: Artists' reception and awards presentation ALL WORK MUST BE OF THE ARTISTS' OWN CREATION. No manufactured or commercially made or assembled items will be permitted in the show. CATEGORIES: 1. Painting or drawing on a two-dimensional surface: Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Pastel, Charcoal, Graphite, Colored Pencil 2. Graphics, Photography, Printmaking, Mixed Media: Painting on objects, Collage/Assemblages 3. Ceramics, (hand built or wheel thrown), Metal, Sculpture, Wood 4. Fiber (includes handmade paper), Glass, Jewelry (hand crafted with minimal purchased components) IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ARTISTS ONE artist only per space. Each applicant may exhibit and compete in ONLY ONE category per entry fee. Artists may choose to compete, to sell, or both. Selling space only is provided; artists must provide their own outside display booth. Outside selling space is assigned by the committee. All slides will be returned and all artists will receive confirmation notices. Please make checks payable to Wyoming Art Show. Applicant’s entry fee will be returned if work is not accepted. Entries must be postmarked no later than March 3, 2008, or they will be returned unopened. Mail entries to Wyoming Art Show, PO Box 15027, Cincinnati OH 45215 For questions, contact Laurie Marks: marksL@wyomingcityschools.org ENTRY FEES $45 ONE competition entry only. NO selling space. $55 TWO competition entries only. NO selling space. $60 ONE competition entry AND 15 feet of outside selling space. $70 TWO competition entries AND 15 feet of outside selling space. ARTIST’S RESPONSIBILITIES: · Each artist is responsible for: · Setting up and dismantling display. · Being ready at the appropriate time for judging. · Maintaining and staffing own booth. Representatives may not attend in place of the artist. · All sales transactions. · Payment of all sales taxes. COMPETITION REQUIREMENTS: · To qualify for judging, all art work for the competition must be inside the Civic Center, 1 Worthington Ave., no later than 9:30 a.m. Sunday, May 18. · Early dropoff time is offered on Saturday, May 17, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. · Accepted work for competition must be ready for display. · Two-dimensional work must be framed and wired for hanging. · If the artist’s entry exceeds 36' in any direction or is not suitable for table display, the artist must provide their own support, display fixture or easel. Every effort will be made to promote and advertise the show and encourage sales. · No commission is charged; however, neither is the Wyoming Art Show authorized to transact any sales. Artists wishing to sell competition entries must handle the transactions themselves. · All reasonable precautions will be taken for the safety of the artists’ work. · All insurance for the Wyoming Art Show is the responsibility of the artist prior to, during and after the show. · Submission of application implies agreement to these conditions.


Opportunities for Individual Artists
http://www.cybergrants.com/pls/cybergrants/ao_login.login?x_gm_id=1933...

Individual Artist Professional Development Grants Individual artists in the folk, literary, performing, and visual arts categories may apply for up to $500 to support professional development activities. Contact: Annie Hatch, Email: ahatch@state.wy.us, (307) 777-7721 Mike Shay, Email: mshay@state.wy.us, (307) 777-5234


Arts Education – Biennial (2008-2010)
http://www.cybergrants.com/pls/cybergrants/ao_login.login?x_gm_id=1933...

Deadline: March 1, 2008 An exciting new twist on an existing grant… this category now supports two years of arts programming with a focus on learning in and through the arts for participants of any age. Programs should teach from specific arts learning goals and have evaluation methods that measure the outcomes. Different from a project grant, applicants will describe activities from the previous year, emphasizing the evaluation results of past accomplishments and the planning for future activities. The applicant must have successfully completed at least five WAC grants, two of which must be AE (AIE). Requests must be for multiple or year-long projects. Submit applications on or before March 1; submit draft applications before February 15. Maximum request is limited to $7,000 per year. Second-year funding is contingent upon the WAC budget for this program. Contact: Camellia El-Antably, Email: celant@state.wy.us, (307) 777-5305


Grants To Organizations – Annual
http://www.cybergrants.com/pls/cybergrants/ao_login.login?x_gm_id=1933...

Deadline: March 15, 2008 GTO supports the production of arts programs, projects and events in local communities. Proposals may include performing, visual, literary, media, folk, or multi-disciplinary arts, or technical assistance projects. Organizations may submit one request each year in March for projects to occur between the following months of July 1–June 30. Submit applications on or before March 15; submit draft applications before March 1. Maximum request for a single, short-term project is $2,000; maximum request for multiple and/or year-long projects is $7,000. Contact: Randy Oestman, Email: roestm@state.wy.us, (307) 777-7109


Community Arts Partners – Annual
http://www.cybergrants.com/pls/cybergrants/ao_login.login?x_gm_id=1933...

Deadline: April 7, 2008 As the newest WAC grant program, the CAP encourages the creation of innovative collaborations anchored by the arts. Partnerships are urged for community building, civic engagement, community planning and use of public spaces for the enhancement of economic opportunities and citizen quality of life. Organizations may submit one application by April 7, 2008 for a project beginning in June, 2008; draft applications may be submitted before March 21. Project end date is negotiable. Maximum request is $10,000. Contact: Randy Oestman, Email: roestm@state.wy.us, (307)777-7109


Technology in the Arts
http://www.cybergrants.com/pls/cybergrants/ao_login.login?x_gm_id=1933...

Apply for up to $2,500 for new or upgraded technology to facilitate the making or presenting of art with equipment new to the organization and/or to develop technical capacity. Technology is broadly defined to include low- to high-tech equipment, tools and expertise. Submit applications at least six weeks before the project date. Contact: Camellia El-Antably, Email: celant@state.wy.us, (307) 777-5305


Open Door
http://www.cybergrants.com/pls/cybergrants/ao_login.login?x_gm_id=1933...

Funding assistance is available for unexpected arts opportunities or for first-time applicants through this category. Maximum request is $750. Contact the program specialist before making application. Submit applications at least two weeks before the project date. Contact: Marirose Morris,Email: mmorri@state.wy.us, (307) 777-7723


Folk Arts
http://www.cybergrants.com/pls/cybergrants/ao_login.login?x_gm_id=1933...

Folk and traditional arts express a commu­nity or group's way of life and shared cultural heritage. Community groups include family, tribal, ethnic, regional, occupational or religious. Traditional artistic skills (music, craft, dance or other) are passed on through observation and imitation, rather than by formal training. Project grants - maximum request is $1,000. Festival grants - maximum request is $2,000. Contact the program specialist before making application. Submit applications at least six weeks before the project or festival date. Contact: Annie Hatch, Email: ahatch@state.wy.us, (307) 777-7721


Arts Across Wyoming
http://www.cybergrants.com/pls/cybergrants/ao_login.login?x_gm_id=1933...

Bring a WAC roster artist into your community for a performance, reading or workshop. Check the web site for roster artist information or call for a paper copy. Maximum re­quest is $500. Submit applications a minimum of two weeks before the project date. Contact: Karen Merklin, Email: kmerkl1@state.wy.us, (307) 777-7743


Arts Education
http://www.cybergrants.com/pls/cybergrants/ao_login.login?x_gm_id=1933...

No longer confined by a deadline, this “ongoing” grant supports single projects that focus on learning in and through the arts. Participants may be of any age. Maximum request is $2,000. Biennial AE awardees may not apply in this category. Submit applications at least six weeks before the project date. Available April 15 for projects between July 1 – June 30. Contact: Camellia El-Antably, Email: celant@state.wy.us, (307) 777-5305


Arts Access
http://www.cybergrants.com/pls/cybergrants/ao_login.login?x_gm_id=1933...

Communities that lack access to the arts due to geographic isolation and/or limited opportunity to participate in arts projects or programming for reasons such as economic conditions, ethnic background, disability, age, confinement, or no arts venues, may apply for an Arts Access grant. The program supports the arts in rural, inner-city, and other underserved communities through funding and the encouragement of outreach to underserved populations like disadvantaged youth, people with disabilities, seniors, or new audiences. Maximum request is $1,000. Applicants are required to contact the program specialist to determine their underserved eligibility before making application. Submit applications six weeks before the project date. Contact: Marirose Morris, Email: mmorri@state.wy.us, (307) 777-7723


American Masterpieces “New Deal” Project
http://www.cybergrants.com/pls/cybergrants/ao_login.login?x_gm_id=1933...

In celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the New Deal, this one-year program offers grants of up to $5,000 for arts projects that focus on artwork created by American New Deal era master artists, or by contemporary Wyoming master artists inspired by or documenting New Deal artwork. Applicants will need to clarify how the artist is a master artist. Projects may take place between February 23 and December 15, 2008. Planning, rehearsals or other preparatory work may begin January 1, 2008. Submit applications at least six weeks before project start date. Contact: Marirose Morris, Email: mmorri@state.wy.us, (307) 777-7723


Sherman Park Community Association are collaborating on temporary public art installations for Spring 2008 and Fall 2008
http://www.shermanpark.org/

Spring 2008 Project Overview: IN:SITE and the Sherman Park Community Association are collaborating on temporary public art installations for Spring 2008 and Fall 2008. Each cycle (both Fall and Spring) will have a temporary public art project which includes community involvement. In addition, one project will feature an emerging artist from the Sherman Park area who has been mentored by IN:SITE.


Exhibition and Mentoring Opportunities
http://www.insitemilwaukee.org/index.htm

Are you an artist intrigued by the concept of temporary public art? Are you interested in creating art that has a life outside the gallery, projects that are visible to all who live and work in Milwaukee? If so, consider working with IN:SITE. The opportunities are constantly evolving and IN:SITE wants to offer them to all artists, emerging or established. Stipends for projects run from $200 to $500, depending on the scale and length of the project. In its curatorial role, IN:SITE connects artists with locations appropriate for temporary public art. Currently, IN:SITE is requesting proposals for two locations in the Sherman Park neighborhood for installation in the Spring of 2008. Proposals are due by February 1, 2008 and the installations are to be mounted before May 3.


Beyond Green: Toward a Sustainable Art
http://www.ctcalendar.com/eventdetail.lasso?event=12594918

Beyond Green: Toward a Sustainable Art Cultural/Arts & Entertainment Friday April 4 2008 At: Joseloff Gallery 6:00 PM The Joseloff Gallery, Hartford Art School, University of H.... Friday April 4 2008


Special Initiative Grants
http://www.cultureandtourism.org/cct/cwp/view.asp?a=11&q=404632

creative projects and partnerships that advance culture and tourism in Connecticut. The Commission welcomes a broad range of requests. Lead applicants must be 501 (c)(3) non-profits, incorporated in Connecticut and whose primary place of business is Connecticut. Partnerships are strongly encouraged. See FY08 SIG Guidelines for a list of eligible applicants and other requirements for the grant. Application to the Special Intiative Grant program is by invitation only. Interested parties may email a request to apply consisting of a description of the proposed endeavor to Rhonda Olisky at rhonda.olisky@ct.gov. The description should include: 1. Brief history of your organization and its partners; 2. Copy of your organization's operating budget; 3. Brief description of the project; 4. Amount of request (minimum request $15,000); 5. Total anticipated project budget; 6. The specific purpose for which the funds would be used; 7. Brief explanation why this project is a priority for your organization; 8. Name, address and phone number of the contact person. An invitation to apply/rejection will be issued within thirty (30) days of receipt of request. An invitation to apply is not a guarantee of award. The Special Initiative Grant program is an on-going, year-round program with a rolling application deadline. Special Initiative Grant press release - 1/24/08


The Local Arts Agency (LAA) grant program
http://www.cultureandtourism.org/cct/lib/cct/09_PA_Guidelines_&_In...

The Local Arts Agency (LAA) grant program supports LAAs as regional partners of the Commission on Culture & Tourism (CCT). Eligible LAAs are invited to apply for a one-year funded Partnership Agreement to develop their ability to serve constituent needs, strengthen cultural resources in their communities, expand relationships within and beyond the arts, and be an important vehicle for change. State and Local Partnerships Through this partnership program, CCT is developing a network of committed LAA partners who are helping to build a state wide arts infrastructure to more effectively serve Connecticut’s citizens. Program funding focuses upon service activities that develop an LAA’s coordinating and leadership abilities. Eligible LAAs must submit an FY09 Preparatory Application by January 25, 2008. Program Guidelines & Preparatory Application Instructions are available to support the application process. Applicants commit to attend a mandatory Partnership Conference, a 90 minute consulting session, and submit a final Partnership Funding Request due April 11, 2008. The Partnership Funding Request Application & Guidelines will be made available to applicants after the Partnership Conference. The objectives of the LAA program align with the main goals in CCT’s long range strategic plan: (I) SERVICE - support LAAs so that they may provide and/or coordinate services to the state’s cultural institutions, artists and the creative work force, and the public; (II) PROMOTION - support LAAs so that they may promote the arts and Connecticut’s cultural life; (III) NETWORK - support LAAs to link with: a) other LAAs, arts organizations, artists and the creative workforce, b) establish strategic relationships with non-arts organizations and, c) create culture and tourism partnerships. The LAA Partnership Grant Process JANUARY 25, 2008 Preparatory Application DUE FEBRUARY 5, 2008 Mandatory attendance at Partnership Conference mid- to late-March Mandatory attendance at Consulting Session APRIL 11, 2008 Partnership Funding Request DUE mid-May Peer Review Panel assembled by CCT (includes telephone interviews) For more information, please contact LAA program Manager, John Cusano (860) 256-2723 john.cusano@ct.gov Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism One Constitution Plaza Second Floor Hartford, CT 06103


General Operating Support (GOS)
http://www.cultureandtourism.org/cct/lib/cct/arts_forms/osp_09_guideli...

The Organizational Support Program (OSP) offers funding designed to advance the mission of arts organizations and support a broad range of arts programs in Connecticut. Connecticut arts organizations (registered as 501(c)(3) non-profits) are eligible to apply for General Operating Support (GOS) to assist with administrative and/or artistic expenses. Non-arts organizations (including colleges and universities) as well as arts organizations may apply for Project Support funding for a specific activity, such as an exhibition or music series, or for an ongoing arts program. Organizations must be incorporated in Connecticut for at least two years (three years for GOS) and have a minimum two-year history of public programming to be eligible. Projects eligible for funding must also have a two-year history. Applicants are required to match funds received from the Commission with cash income from other sources. GOS applicants must have a minimum operating income of $25,000 (3-year average). Projects require a minimum budget of $10,000. The deadline to apply for Fiscal Year 2009 Organizational Support (for activities from July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009) has passed. The deadline for FY 2010 is expected to be in February, 2009. These guidelines are provided for informational purposes only. FY2009 Organizational Support Program Guidelines (PDF file, 314 KB, 36 pages) For more information about the Organizational Support Program, contact Kathleen DeMeo at 860-256-2735 or kathleen.demeo@ct.gov.


Organizational Support Program (OSP)
http://www.cultureandtourism.org/cct/lib/cct/arts_forms/osp_09_guideli...

The Organizational Support Program (OSP) offers funding designed to advance the mission of arts organizations and support a broad range of arts programs in Connecticut. Connecticut arts organizations (registered as 501(c)(3) non-profits) are eligible to apply for General Operating Support (GOS) to assist with administrative and/or artistic expenses. Non-arts organizations (including colleges and universities) as well as arts organizations may apply for Project Support funding for a specific activity, such as an exhibition or music series, or for an ongoing arts program. Organizations must be incorporated in Connecticut for at least two years (three years for GOS) and have a minimum two-year history of public programming to be eligible. Projects eligible for funding must also have a two-year history. Applicants are required to match funds received from the Commission with cash income from other sources. GOS applicants must have a minimum operating income of $25,000 (3-year average). Projects require a minimum budget of $10,000. The deadline to apply for Fiscal Year 2009 Organizational Support (for activities from July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009) has passed. The deadline for FY 2010 is expected to be in February, 2009. These guidelines are provided for informational purposes only. FY2009 Organizational Support Program Guidelines (PDF file, 314 KB, 36 pages) For more information about the Organizational Support Program, contact Kathleen DeMeo at 860-256-2735 or kathleen.demeo@ct.gov.


Creative Collaboration Grants
http://www.cultureandtourism.org/cct/lib/cct/Creative_Collaboration_Gu...

The Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism (CCT) Creative Collaboration program fosters collaborations between and among teaching artists, schools, non-profit arts organizations, and arts programs of non-arts organizations. The program encourages the integration of teaching artists from CCT’s Directory of Teaching Artists into a variety of settings. Creative Collaboration grants may be used to fund residencies and professional development collaborations between and among teaching artists and schools; teaching artists and non-profit arts organizations or arts programs of non-arts organizations; and teaching artists and school/arts organization teams. Creative Collaboration Grant Guidelines (PDF) Creative Collaboration Grant Application (PDF) W-9 Form (PDF) Creative Collaboration grants may support the broadening or deepening of a current program or the creation of a new one. Teaching artists possess a unique talent. They are able to transfer knowledge of their discipline as well as their vision of the world to others. They have the ability to engage children, youth and adults in authentic and meaningful arts experiences. Teaching artists are recognized nationwide for their unique ability to cultivate creativity through academic content areas and in partnership with arts and cultural organizations. The application deadline is March 6, 2008 for activities that take place between July 1, 2008 and June 30, 2009. Contact Amy Freidman at (860) 256-2729 or amy.freidman@ct.gov for more information.


Connecticut Arts Endowment Fund
http://www.kathleen.demeo@ct.gov

The Connecticut Arts Endowment Fund was established by the Legislature to stimulate the development of private sector funding resources and ensure the long-term stability of Connecticut’s arts industry by providing funding to organizations. Interest earned on the Fund's principal is distributed annually to eligible arts organizations. In March 2007, a total of $733,988 was awarded to 100 organizations. Awards are calculated based on a formula designed to reward those organizations that have reported a substantial increase in the amount of new private sector contributions received during the prior year. Organizations may apply funds toward capital expenses, administrative costs, programming, or to build their own endowments. Connecticut non-profit 501(c)(3) arts organizations which have raised a minimum of $25,000 in each of the last two years from non public sources, are eligible to apply. Organizations whose primary purpose is not centered on the arts or is instructional, and organizations which receive contributions for or provide funding to arts organizations, are not eligible. The deadline to apply to the Arts Endowment Fund for FY 2008 is December 15, 2008. Application guidelines and forms will be available in October. Questions should be addressed to the program manager, Kathleen DeMeo, at 860-256-2735 or kathleen.demeo@ct.gov.


New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA)
http://www.regionaltouring@nefa.org

New England States Touring (NEST) is a cooperative program with the state arts agencies of New England that provides support to nonprofits for performances, readings, and related community activities by artists that have met the eligibility criteria for the NEST program. For questions regarding the NEST Program please contact regionaltouring@nefa.org or call 617-951-0010


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