Collaborative Project Support

Grants to Arkansas Nonprofits, Agencies, and IHEs
for Arts Events in Underserved Communities

GrantWatch ID#: 176216
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Arkansas Arts Council

01/06/17 11:59 PM CST

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Grants ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 to Arkansas nonprofit organizations government agencies, faith-based organizations, hospitals, schools, and IHEs for collaborative arts projects that target an underserved population. The project must be a collaboration between a minimum of two community organizations.

The proposed activity must either involve the creation of an open community arts event or show an expansion of an existing project already reaching an underserved community.

The grants assist with the cost of arts activities, such as presenting or sponsoring separate individual artists or arts companies selected by the applicant collaborators, subsidizing fees for technicians hired for the project, or underwriting special expenses for projects that involve the collaborators’ own artists.

$1,000 - $10,000

Projects may occur between July 1, 207 and June 30, 2018.

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

Collaborative Project Support (CPS) grants are designed to encourage collaboration with two or more community organizations and to assist 501(c)(3) tax-exempt lead applicants with the contracted cost of art activities that have an outreach to an underserved community group.

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. Auxiliaries, guilds, or other groups directly affiliated with arts organizations which receive operational support from the Arkansas Arts Council are not eligible.


-A federal, state or local government or governmental unit; a 501(c)(3) certified church or convention/association of churches; 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.

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.

Since the Collaborative Project will be produced by more than one organization, the application must demonstrate evidence of collaborative input from all parties in the planning and execution of the project.

Matching funds that are anticipated at the time of application must be received and obligated no later than June 30, 2018.


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

Apply Online:

Jess Anthony, Grant Programs Manager

Arkansas Arts Council
1100 North Street
Little Rock, AR 72201

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