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East Bay Fund for Artists

Grants to California Individual Artists and Nonprofits in
Contra Costa or Alameda Counties to Support Local Art

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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East Bay Community Foundation (EBCF)

Conf. Date:

11/08/19

Deadline Date:

11/15/19 11:59 PM PST

Description:

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Grants ranging from $1,000 to $16,000 to California individual artists and nonprofit organizations in Contra Costa or Alameda Counties to commission new artistic work by local artists. New applicants should attend or view a recording of a webinar. Funding is intended to support the new art work with a focus on social justice. Grant funds may support local composers, choreographers, playwrights, media, visual, traditional and interdisciplinary artists.

Additional goals of the program are:

  • Growth and engagement of a donor base
  • Support for a diversity of artistic practices and organizations
  • Provide opportunities for communities of color to experience art that represents their culture and history

Organizations:

  • Commission must be for new works
  • Funding must be allocated to lead artists’ fees only.
  • EBFA requires an East Bay presentation of your work.

Artists:

Artists from all artistic disciplines are welcome to apply.

  • Commission must support a new work or a new interpretation of a traditional form
  • Funding must be allocated to lead artists’ fees only.
  • EBFA requires an East Bay presentation of your work.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 166904

Estimated Size of Grant:

EBCF’s East Bay Fund for Artists Initiative will be awarding grants of $1,000-$16,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations and individual applicants can apply.

Eligibility Requirements for Organizations:
- Organizations applying must not have been an EBFA awardee during the 2018 calendar year
- Organizations must have a budget under $2,000,000
- Applicant must be an organization located in Alameda or Contra Costa County
- Commissioned artist(s) must be a Bay Area resident
- Organizations must be a 501c3 or have a fiscal sponsor
- Exhibition spaces, performance presenters, media and arts organizations may apply

Eligibility Requirements for Artists:
- Individuals applying must not have been an EBFA awardee during the 2018 calendar year
- Applicant must live in Alameda or Contra Costa County
- Artist must have a 501c3 fiscal sponsor
- Artists from all artistic disciplines are welcome to apply (filmmakers must have budgets under $50,000
or show other significant support for the project)

Pre-proposal Conference:

New applicants must attend an EBFA presentation or view a webinar. There will be a Webinar on November 8, 2019. For a recording of the October webinar, see Pre-Application Information below.

Pre-Application Information:

EBFA Review Process:
- Application opens: Oct 15 2019 12:00 AM (PDT)
- Deadline: Nov 15 2019 11:59 PM (PST)
- Panel Decision: December 20, 2019
- Match: 120 days from the notification date to secure match funding

Before starting an application, Nonprofit Organizations and Individual Artists wishing to apply should carefully review the guidelines listed at: https://www.ebcf.org/community/ebfa/.

For instructions for the online application, see: https://eastbaycf.smapply.io/prog/east_bay_fund_for_artists/

New applicants must attend an EBFA presentation or view a webinar. To watch the October, 25, 2019 Webinar, see: https://www.ebcf.org/east-bay-fund-for-artists-webinar-october-25-2019/.

For a recording of the How to Apply Webinar, see: https://youtu.be/N8pYHKjgkPM

Awardees must secure matching donations totaling at least 50% of the award amount by April 20, 2020 and must hold a public presentation of their work within a year of securing the match funding.

For Requirements for Organizations, see: https://www.ebcf.org/community/ebfa/ebfa-eligibility-requirements-for-organizations/.
For additional Requirements for Artists, see: https://www.ebcf.org/community/ebfa/ebfa-eligibility-requirements-for-artists/.

Contact Information:

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

To Apply: https://eastbaycf.smapply.io/prog/96230/apply/

If you have any questions, please contact Maisha Quint at ebfa@eastbaycf.org

East Bay Community Foundation
(510) 836-3223
200 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Oakland, CA 94612

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