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Horizons Enrichment Grant

Grants to Saline County, Kansas Nonprofits, Agencies,
and Individuals for Arts and Humanities Projects

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Salina Arts and Humanities (SAH) - Horizons Grants Program

Deadline Date:

11/30/18 - Applications may be submitted between February 1 and November 30; applications must be postmarked at least 6 weeks prior to the state date, or 8 weeks prior to the start date for first-time applicants


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Grants of up to $500 to Saline County, Kansas nonprofit organizations, local government agencies, and individual artists to support small-scale arts and humanities projects requiring immediate funding. Applicants must contact program staff prior to applying. Eligible projects include presentations, study and training, equipment, travel, and artistic promotion.

These grants are characterized by their immediacy, and the project description must clearly explain why application was not made during the regular grant cycles.

Grants will be made for following activities:
-Presentation – Costs associated with producing a new work of art, may include, for example, supplies and materials, the cost of renting a facility for a public presentation, or costs associated with an exhibit.
-Study and Training – may include the costs of tuition to attend a master class, workshop, conference, or other kind of mentorship.
-Artistic Promotion – Funds may be requested for development of demonstration cds, videotape or portfolio of work samples.
-Equipment – costs associated with the purchase of equipment or resources related to the applicant’s project or art form for example, software, books, musical instruments, photography equipment, etc.
-Travel – costs associated with research opportunities including travel to performing and visual art events and institutions.

Selection Process:

Horizons Enrichment grant recipients are artists/organizations who display seriousness in their approach to artistic growth, demonstrate artistic excellence and have personal and professional goals that are aligned with the developing work.

Recipients will be evaluated by staff and recommendations will be submitted to the Salina Arts and Humanities Foundation for approval. Each applicant through a written statement, work sample, and reference letter, provides the necessary information for review of the proposal:
-Artistic excellence/potential and quality of the work sample(s)
-Strength of the artist/project description
-Level and scope of artistic activity
-Demonstration of serious aesthetic investigation in proposal
-Community outreach component

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 162212

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $500

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any individual artists, nonprofit organization or local governmental unit in Saline County may apply. Individual applicants must have been a resident of Saline County for at least one year prior to the application due date. Nonprofit organizations must be incorporated and be recognized as tax-exempt by the Internal Revenue Service. Unincorporated groups are also encouraged to apply by locating an eligible partner to serve as fiscal agent.

Unincorporated groups who are not recognized as tax-exempt by the Internal Revenue Service must locate an eligible partnering agency to serve as fiscal agent. This partnering agency must be included in the application. Contact SAH staff with questions or if you need help finding an eligible agency.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications for Horizons Enrichment Grants may be submitted any time from February 1 through November 30; however, the application must be postmarked at least six (6) weeks prior to the starting date of the activity and eight (8) weeks for first time applicants.

To apply, notify Salina Arts and Humanities staff of your intent to apply at least six (6) weeks prior to the start of the project (first time applicants must notify staff eight (8) weeks prior to the start of the project). The staff will arrange a short, informal meeting to provide the necessary information and assistance in preparing application materials.

Applications must be postmarked or hand-delivered and emailed six weeks in advance of the listed start date to the Salina Arts and Humanities office by 5:00 PM on that day.

Funding is available until budgeted funds for the Horizons Enrichment Grant Program are expended. Please check with staff prior to beginning the application to ascertain that funds are still available, especially late in the year.

Due to budgetary purposes, grants will not be awarded December 1 through January 31.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Salina Arts and Humanities
PO Box 2181
Salina, KS 67402-2181

P: 785-309-5770
F: 785-826-7444

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Kansas: Saline County