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Martha Boschen Porter Fund Grant

Grants to New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts Artists and
Organizations in Eligible Counties for Artist Career Development

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Foundation / Corporation

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Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation (BTCF) - Martha Boschen Porter Fund

Deadline Date:

07/15/19 11:59 PM (EST)

Description:

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Grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 to New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts individual artists and organizations in eligible counties to promote artistic advancement and the creation of new work in any arts discipline. Funding is intended to support both emerging artists and established artists in the Berkshire Taconic region who are taking a new artistic direction.

The Boschen Fund for Artists awards grants to artists who work alone or in collaboration with other artists in the creation of new work. The Fund supports artists as they advance to the next level of their development or in the presentation of their work in innovative ways. The core belief of the Boschen Fund is that the world is made a better and more humane place if artists have the resources they need to create work and make it available to the public, and have the opportunity to think in new ways about their future as artists.

The Boschen Fund seeks, in its modest way, to help create a more innovative and nurturing climate for artists in the Berkshire Taconic region by making grants available at important points in an artist's career. While the focus of the fund remains on individual artists, it also accepts proposals from organizations in the region that commission artists or provide artists with new opportunities to work or present their work to new audiences.

Grants may be applied to any expense that may enhance the artist's ability to create new work.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 172099

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$50,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

The grants usually range between $1,000 and $5,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Artists, both creative and interpretive, in all media may apply. ("Creative artists" refers to artists who originate work while "interpretive artists" refers to artists who interpret work, such as dancers, singers, musicians, and performers.) This includes visual and craft artists; writers (poets, fiction and creative nonfiction writers); installation, performance or cross-disciplinary artists; and artists who work in digital and new media or mixed media.

Applicants must have been full-time residents in the Berkshire Taconic region (Berkshire County, MA; Northeast Dutchess County, NY; Columbia County, NY and Northwest Litchfield County, CT) for two years prior to applying. Artists with a significant connection to the area are also welcome to apply.

The Fund also accepts proposals from organizations in the region that commission artists or provide artists with new opportunities to work or present their work to new audiences.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline: July 15, 2019. All applications must be submitted by 11:59pm (EST) on the day of the deadline.

In 2019, Berkshire Taconic launched a new SlideRoom portal to streamline the application process for artists. Applicants will be asked to create a new account on SlideRoom, which allows artists to easily upload samples of their work. For technical questions regarding the portal and how to complete your application, email Brandon Williams

Decisions are typically made within 6-8 weeks after the application deadline.

Artists who have received an award from the Boschen Fund may reapply no sooner than five years after the date of their previous award.

How to Apply: https://www.berkshiretaconic.org/bReceivebNonprofitsIndividuals/AboutGrantsandScholarships/GrantsHowtoApply.aspx

FAQs: https://www.berkshiretaconic.org/bReceivebNonprofitsIndividuals/AboutGrantsandScholarships/GrantsFAQs.aspx

Registration Tutorial:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etScRJXC2bE

Application Tutorial:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oPa0E3V7uU

Contact Information:

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

Online application portal: https://berkshiretaconic.slideroom.com/#/login

For information about the Foundation's grantmaking:

Maeve O’Dea, Program Director
413.229.0370 x 111
Maeve@berkshiretaconic.org

For questions about the application process:

Brandon Williams
Grants Coordinator
413.229.0370 x 115
bwilliams@berkshiretaconic.org

Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
800 North Main Street
Sheffield, MA 01257-9503
grants@berkshiretaconic.org

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Connecticut: Northwest Litchfield County;   Massachusetts: Berkshire County;   New York: Northeast Dutchess and Columbia Counties