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Grants to Anchorage, Alaska Arts Nonprofits to
Support Artistic Programming and Performances

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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Municipality of Anchorage Arts Advisory Commission

Deadline Date:

12/14/18 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grants to Anchorage, Alaska nonprofit community arts organizations that provide opportunities to experience the arts. Eligible artistic disciplines include theater, music, dance, visual art, and poetry. Funding is intended to support performances, performers, and programming that reflect the area's diverse population. Additionally, the Municipality of Anchorage values organizations that promote their programs and bring in audiences.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 164686

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$112,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

The Arts Advisory Commission will not recommend for any group a funding level in excess of 15% of the Municipality's arts grants funds or a funding level in excess of 15% of the organization's annual operating budget.

Term of Contract:

Funds appropriated for arts groups by the Anchorage Assembly for a given calendar year must be spent during that year.

Organizations operating on a non-calendar fiscal year (FY) basis may complete one application using their fiscal year, but must spend appropriated funds during the 2019 calendar year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants are made to presenters, producers, and community-based arts organizations that are 501(c)(3) nonprofits and that offer visual art, theater, dance, music, and literary arts in Anchorage, Alaska.

General eligibility criteria:
1. Only community arts organizations within the Municipality of Anchorage are eligible for funding. Specifically, an eligible organization is one whose primary purpose is to produce arts events, projects, and services within the Municipality of Anchorage. An eligible organization must have a physical office in the Municipality of Anchorage.
2. The organization must have articles of incorporation and by-laws filed with the State of Alaska or be a recognized chapter of a national organization.
3. The organization must provide proof of IRS nonprofit status.
4. The organization must have an Anchorage-based volunteer board of directors comprised of at least five members.

Limitations:
1. The Arts Advisory Commission will not recommend for any group a funding level in excess of 15% of the Municipality's arts grants funds or a funding level in excess of 15% of the organization's annual operating budget.
2. The Commission will not recommend funding for the following:
a. Organizations incorporated for less than one year;
b. Expenses or obligations incurred by the organization before January 1, 2019;
c. Construction and/or purchase of real property; or
d. Purchase of automobiles, vans, buses, or similar transportation equipment.

Public school-based programs will not be funded.

Pre-Application Information:

The application deadline is December 14, 2018, 5:00 PM. Applications must be submitted using the online grant system.

Due to a very tight fiscal situation within the Municipality, the arts grant program will likely see a decrease in grant awards. Please keep this in mind as you submit your application.

Priority is given to organizations that can demonstrate leverage of municipal funding.

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online: https://moa_onlineforms.formstack.com/forms/artcommission

George Martinez
Special Assistant to the Mayor
907-343-7108
MartinezG@muni.org

Municipality of Anchorage
632 West 6th Avenue, Ste. 840
Anchorage, Alaska 99501

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