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Community Arts Development Grant (CAD) and Workshop Grant

Grants to Alaska Nonprofits, Agencies, and
Schools for Arts Events and Learning Opportunities

GrantWatch ID#: 176238
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Alaska State Council on the Arts

12/01/16 9:59 PM

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Grants of up to $5,000 to Alaska small nonprofit organizations, local government agencies, tribal agencies, and schools for arts programs for underserved audiences and public arts workshops. Examples of eligible activities targeting underserved communities include exhibits, performing arts events, festivals, and readings. A separate funding stream is available for arts workshops that will be open to the public.

Available Grants:

1) Community Arts Development Grants

Community Arts Development Grants assist small nonprofit Alaskan organizations in developing art programs in underserved areas of the state and/or underserved disciplines. Exhibits, concerts, dance performances and festivals, workshops, readings, theater productions are examples of the kinds of arts projects funded through this grant category.

Grants will also be given to assist developing organizations in the area of arts administration such as board development, accounting systems, and budget development. Priority will be given to those organizations that operate on a volunteer basis with no paid staff.

Community Arts Development grants are designed to stimulate grassroots arts activity and to encourage public interest and participation in the arts throughout Alaska.

2) Workshop Grants

Workshop grants are made to Alaskan nonprofit organizations to provide them with the opportunity to hold an arts-related workshop of limited duration using artists and other professional resource persons as instructors.

A workshop may include all areas of the visual, performing, traditional, craft, media, and literary arts, as well as arts administration. Workshop grants can be used to cover artist/instructor fee and to assist with round-trip travel for the artist/instructor.

-Community Arts Development Grants: Up to $5,000
-Workshop Grants: Typical grant range is $500 - $1,500

Proposed arts activities and workshops must occur between the first of the month following the award date and June 30 (end of the state fiscal year).

Alaskan nonprofit organizations, schools, local government agencies and tribal entities are eligible.

Applicants must:
-Have nonprofit status as a 501(c)3 organization;
-Be incorporated for at least one year prior to the application deadline;
-Provide proof of incorporation and a copy of the IRS letter for tax-exempt status.

Organization sponsorship by a fiscal agent is acceptable if an otherwise qualified applicant has not yet attained tax exempt status. The fiscal agent is responsible for any and all fiscal liability and is awarded the funds directly on behalf of the applying organization.

A fiscal agent must be a 501(c)(3) organization that:
-Has a close working relationship with the applicant
-Endorses the project
-Accepts financial and reporting responsibility for the applicant

Quarterly deadlines for both funding streams are June 1, September 1, December 1, and March 1.

Community Arts Development Grant applications must be submitted electronically before 9:59 PM on the deadline date.

Additional Program Information:

ASCA will not fund more than 50% of the total cash expenses of a project or workshop.

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

Apply Online:

Community Arts Development Grants:
Saunders McNeill, Community and Native Arts Program Director

Workshop Grant:
Andrea Noble-Pelant, Visual and Literary Arts Program Director

Alaska State Council on the Arts
161 Klevin Street, Suite 102
Anchorage, AK 99508-1506

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