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Small Grants Program

Grants to Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Nonprofits
and Artists for Small-Scale and Pilot Arts Projects

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Arts and Humanities Council of Tuscaloosa County

Deadline Date:

10/01/18 4:00 PM


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Grants of up to $1,000 to Tuscaloosa County, Alabama nonprofit arts organizations and grants of up to $750 to professional artists in the area for new programs and special projects. Funding is intended to offer limited support for small-scale or pilot activities, new and developing organizations or programs, or special projects of high artistic quality which cannot be self-supporting but meet one or more of the Council’s goals.

For organizations, short term project support may include but is not limited to: exhibits; festivals; residencies; consultants; attendance at seminars; institutes, workshops by artistic and or administrative staff and/or board members or arts organizations; productions; technical assistance; promotion/publicity/printing. In addition, arts and community organizations may apply for assistance to provide free tickets to economically disadvantaged citizens who could not otherwise attend a public arts event or series.

For professional artists, support for pilot or short-term projects or opportunities. May include but is not limited to such possibilities as special projects, travel, registration fees, educational experiences (seminars, workshops, conferences, apprenticeships with master artists) or other costs directly connected with the project.

Priority will be given to projects that have not been previously funded by the Council and to organizations or individuals that are not ASCA grant recipients.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 169167

Estimated Size of Grant:

For organizations, matching grants will not exceed $1000.

For professional artists, matching grants will not exceed $750.

The minimum for either organizations or artists is $100.

Term of Contract:

The period required to plan, implement and complete the proposed project or activity must fall from October 1, 2018 - May 15, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

A nonprofit organization must meet basic eligibility requirements as an arts organization or as an organization that has arts programming as an integral part of its general activity and service.

Organizations must include their 501(c)(3) Federal Tax ID # with the application.

An individual must be a professional artist who resides in Tuscaloosa County and has exhibited prior artistic excellence in the community.

An organization or artist does not have to be an affiliate or member of the local arts council to be eligible for funding.

Applications in support of the following are discouraged:
- Deficit financial and debt retirement
- Fraternal organizations, societies, or orders
- Political organizations or political campaigns
- Lobbying legislators or influencing elections
- Fundraising events
- Surveys
- Food and drinks

Pre-Application Information:

The Small Grants Deadline is October 1, 2018 at 4:00 PM.

All applicants will be notified of the disposition of their requests by October 31, 2018.

A 1:1 match is required of which no more than 25% of total costs may be met by in-kind contributions. Applications showing at least a 1:1 cash match will receive a higher priority for funding.

Contact Information:

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

Bring the completed application to The Arts Council offices before the deadline:

The Arts Council
600 Greensboro Avenue
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

You can also mail the form to:

The Arts Council
P.O. Box 1117,
Tuscaloosa, AL, 35403

Sandra Wolfe, Executive Director
(205) 758-5195, extension 3

Sharron Rudowski, Education Director
(205) 345-9801

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama: Tuscaloosa County