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Collaborative Project Support (CPS)

Grants to Arkansas Nonprofits, Agencies, and IHEs for
Arts Activities Benefiting Disadvantaged Communities

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Arkansas Arts Council

Deadline Date:

01/08/21 11:59 PM CST


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Grants of up to $10,000 to Arkansas nonprofit organizations, government agencies, churches, hospitals, schools, and institutions of higher education to provide arts projects to disadvantaged communities. Funding is intended to support joint activities conducted by more than one community organization and may be used for purposes such as technician fees, sponsorship of individual artists or arts companies, and special expenses for projects.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176216

Estimated Size of Grant:

Collaborative Project Support applicants may request up to $10,000. The minimum award request is $1,000.

Term of Contract:

Grant awards for Fiscal Year 2022 are made for Collaborative Projects occurring between July 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022.

Applicants may request funding no more than two additional years for expansions of the original project.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

A Collaborative Project Support applicant must be a certified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that does not receive operational support from the Arkansas Arts Council.


Be a federal, state or local government or governmental unit; a 501 (c)(3) certified church or convention/association of churches that provides public programming; a hospital, hospital service organization or medical research affiliate; a public school or institution of higher learning.


Be proposing a collaborative arts project that involves some form of community outreach. The Collaborative Project's outreach should involve one or more underserved community groups as defined by the Arkansas Arts Council.*

*An underserved community is one in which individuals lack access to arts programs due to geography, economic conditions, ethnic background, physical challenges, or age.

A Collaborative Project Support grant may be used only for contracted administrative or artistic expenses related to the proposed event. It may not be used for general administrative expenses incurred by the applicant or any of the collaborators—which include administrative salaries/benefits, capital expenditures, or general marketing costs—or to cover artistic and technical staff salaries/benefits for the applicant or any collaborator.

Pre-Application Information:

Due Date: January 8, 2021. Applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM CST on the day of the deadline.

Applicants will need a DUNS listing to apply.

A Collaborative Project Support request must be matched 1:1 by cash from sources other than the Arkansas Arts Council, the Mid-America Arts Alliance, or the National Endowment for the Arts. Other portions of the proposal not involved in the specific Arts Council request and its match may be funded by government sources.

Eligible applicants may submit one proposal.

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Jess Anthony, Grant Programs Manager

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Brazier Watts, Grants Administrator

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