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Annual Operating Support Grant

Grants to Alaska Arts Nonprofits and Tribal
Agencies for Organizational Support

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Alaska State Council on the Arts (ASCA)

Deadline Date:

03/01/21 11:59 PM AST


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Grants to Alaska nonprofit organizations and tribal agencies that provide arts programming for organizational support. First-time applicants must contact the funding source prior to applying. Funding is intended to assist organizations that provide programming in a wide range of arts disciplines, including dance, visual arts, literature, music, theater, media arts, and traditional Alaska Native arts. The Council also encourages applications that promote and develop the cultural heritage of Alaska and the creation of new works by Alaskan artists.

Annual Operating Support grants are available to eligible organizations to support a portion of ongoing artistic and administrative functions. These may include, but are not limited to, salaries, travel, promotion and production costs of an entire program, or a majority of the organization's yearly activities.

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GrantWatch ID#: 177863

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum request for an Operating Support Grant is $21,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for operating support grants, organizations must meet the following qualifications:
- Must be involved in producing, presenting, or undertaking a series of events or ongoing arts programs;
- Must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization or tribal entity operating in the state of Alaska;
- Nonprofit organizations must provide proof of incorporation and a copy of the IRS determination letter for tax-exempt status;
- Must be incorporated for at least three years;
- Must not be a college or university;
- Must have an annual cash budget of at least $50,000.

This grant category will not fund labor or material costs for renovation, remodeling, restoration or new construction, purchase of equipment; academic scholarships or tuition assistance, deficits of completed projects, indirect costs, or expenses for food or entertainment, excepting per diem for travelers.

Pre-Application Information:

The Annual Operating Support Grant deadline is March 1. Applications may be submitted online until 11:59 pm Alaska Standard Time on March 1st.

The Annual Grant Review Panel meeting is typically held in April. It is open to the public via statewide teleconference. Organization representatives may also attend in person. A complete agenda with panel review dates will be posted on the ASCA website prior to the review.

If this is the first time your organization has applied for an Annual Operating Support Grant you are required to contact ASCA staff before you proceed.

All applicants must provide matching funds, and grants will not exceed fifty percent of the applicant's annual operating costs.

Organizations may only submit one Annual Operating Support Grant application in a fiscal year.

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Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:

Andrea Noble, Executive Director
Tel: 907-269-6605

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

Telephone: 907-269-6610
Toll-free: 1-888-278-7424
Fax: 907-269-6601

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