NOTE: Presenting Grants, Project Grants, Operating Support Grants and Program Development Grants are available in all program areas except Arts in Education. Proposals from schools or from organizations collaborating with schools
may apply with a Curriculum-Based Project Grant or an AIE Enhancement Grant. Other educational programs not involving PreK-12 educational institutions
may apply through Community Arts, or the specific area of arts focus for the educational program. It is strongly encouraged that interested
applicants download and review a copy of the
Guidelines and seek counsel from a program manager (Staff
Directory) prior to submitting an application.
This category provides support for performing and literary events or visual arts
exhibitions where an artist or group is contracted for the presentation. Presenting
grants have specific guidelines related
to each program. Please review guidelines and seek counsel from a program manager.
This category provides support for a wide range of activities including festivals,
conferences, workshops, exhibitions and/or the creation and production of art as
well as the development of touring activities. There are three types of project
assistance – general project support, administrative project support and consolidated
project support. Project assistance grants
have specific guidelines related to each program. Please review guidelines and seek
counsel from a program manager .
Curriculum-Based Project Grants
This category provides support for specific projects that advance the goal of the
arts as an essential component of PreK-12 curriculum. Project activities may include
classes, workshops, consultants, guest artists, performances, exhibits, professional
development and/or artist residencies. These grants are available through the Arts
in Education Program. Interested schools and arts organizations should seek counsel from the Arts in Education Program Manager
AIE Enhancement Grants
This category provides support to schools and organizations engaging in arts exposure
and arts enrichment activities such as performances, field trips, or professional
development workshops. These grants are available through the Arts in Education
Program. Interested schools and arts organizations
should seek counsel from the Arts in Education Program Manager for details.
Operating Support Grants
This category provides support and stability to large arts organizations
with far-reaching cultural impact, year round operations and strong
community service and educational outreach. Interested applicants are
strongly encouraged to seek counsel from a program manager prior to
submitting an application. The Council must approve an organization’s
eligibility for this category. Please note that a letter of intent to
apply must be submitted one year in advance.
Program Development Grants
This category provides support to a limited number of small volunteer
organizations seeking general operating support for staff and program
This category supports an arrangement between an individual artist and/or arts administrator
and an arts organization where the intern receives supervised training in the arts.
Technical Assistance Grants
Technical Assistance grants often serve to meet emergency needs or allow organizations
and schools to take advantage of a unique opportunity. Requests to this category
must be approved by a Program Manager before submission.
Art And Cultural Facilities Program
This program area supports planning, design and/or construction costs related to
a new facility, renovation of an older facility and/or major capital outlay improvements
to an existing facility. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to read the
Art and Cultural Facilities Guidelines
and seek counsel from a program manager prior to submitting an application to this
program area. Schools are not eligible for Cultural Facilities grants.