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ArtSeed Grant Program

Grants to Wisconsin Nonprofits, Artists, and
Schools in Eligible Areas to Promote the Arts

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Racine Arts Council (RAC)

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Grants of up to $1,500 to Wisconsin nonprofit organizations, individual artists, and schools in eligible areas to support the arts in the local community. Funding is intended to improve and promote the arts, and to generate excitement surrounding the arts among local residents. The RAC seeks projects that encourage new, innovative, or experimental programs based in the arts. Proposals that involve partnerships and collaborations are of particular interest. Eligible programs will encourage and enhance the arts in the Racine area.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 170243

Estimated Size of Grant:

You may apply for one of the following grant award amounts:
- $500
- $1,000
- $1,500

Term of Contract:

ArtSeed grant recipients are eligible to receive a grant for up to three years of consecutive funding. After sitting out a year, the recipient may apply again.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

This program is meant to assist small arts groups as well as individuals interested in the arts. Artists or arts groups from Racine County may apply for an ArtSeed grant to help fund projects where activities occur primarily within Racine County.
Who May Apply:​
- Racine County Nonprofit organizations with 501(c)3 status
- Racine County Nonprofit organizations without 501(c)3 status with documentation from a 501(c)3 organization stating their commitment to act as fiscal receiver
- Individual artists living in Racine County
- Both Public and Private schools in Racine County, if partnering/collaborating with an artist or arts program.

The ArtSeed Program Does Not Fund:
- Scholarships
- Fund Raising Projects
- Projects not based in Racine County
- Rent, Operational or Capital Improvement costs unless directly connected to the proposed program or project (in which case, contact RAC for guidance).

Pre-proposal Conference:

ArtSeed Zoom Grant Workshop
Monday, March 1, 2021 / 6 - 8:00 pm

Learn the "ropes" of writing a grant for your art project with Debra Karp, board member and past President of the RAC. She will lead you step-by-step through the ArtSeed Grant Worksheet, available on the website, and the application process. Please RSVP by email.

Pre-Application Information:

- Online Applications Available: February 1, 2021
- ArtSeed Grant Workshop: March 1, 2021
- Application Deadline: Extended to April 15, 2021
- Review Panel Discussion: May 13, 2021
- Grant Award Notification: June 15, 2021
- Grants Awarded: July 1, 2021

Applicant must match the grant request at least 1:1 in either cash, in-kind services or a combination of both.

RAC will send you a follow-up email after your application has been received. Please allow a minimum of 5 working days for confirmation.

ArtSeed Grant Workshop:

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:

Email the complete Project Budget PDF document to

Please RSVP for the grant workshop to the above email address.

Racine Arts Council
716 College Ave.
Racine, WI 53403
(262) 635-0261

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USA: Wisconsin: Racine County

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