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Catalyst Grant

Grants to Juneau, Alaska Artists and Arts
Organizations for Projects in the Arts and Humanities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Juneau Arts and Humanities Council (JAHC)

Deadline Date:

06/15/18

Description:

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Grants of up to $500 to Juneau, Alaska arts organizations and individual artists for arts and humanities activities. Projects must demonstrate cultural or artistic merit and have a main purpose of encouraging creative expression, encouraging community support of the arts and humanities, and stimulating understanding and appreciation of the arts and humanities.

This program is designed to help support new, or emerging projects and opportunities that are not included in other grant applications to JAHC.

Funds may be used for artistic and professional development of an individual or group of artists, or for the development of new programs that expand an arts group's contribution to the community.

Catalyst Grants are awarded based on the following criteria, listed in order of importance:
1. Compatibility with JAHC's core values: Community, Education, Enrichment and Creativity;
2. Artistic quality of the project.
3. Project represents a new initiative or project not funded through any other JAHC or CBJ funding sources.
4. Benefit and impact of the proposed project for the larger community;
5. Ability of applicant to manage arts/humanities programs, projects, events, based on past experience;
6. Likelihood of project succeeding within proposed budget;
7. Prior compliance with JAHC grant policies,
8. Applicant’s financial need according to submitted budget and rationale;
9. The application is complete and the applicant meets the general eligibility requirements.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179393

Estimated Size of Grant:

Catalyst Grant awards may not exceed $500.

Term of Contract:

Funds are for programs or projects that begin after the award date and must expended by the grantee within the project dates unless JAHC approves an extension before the project's ending date. Projects may not be funded retroactively.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Individuals and organizations are eligible.

To qualify for the Catalyst Grant, the applicant must:
-Show how the proposed project will benefit the general community.
-Have been a Juneau resident or resident of South East Alaska for the past year, currently residing here; and planning to reside in Juneau for the duration of the grant project. Preferential consideration will be given to Juneau-based proposals.
-Not have received a New Opportunities or Catalyst Grant from JAHC in the previous grant cycle, and have received fewer than four of them in total.
-Fulfilled all reporting requirements for any prior grant award.

Projects may not already be receiving funding from CBJ.

This grant does not fund endowments, building campaigns, capital improvements, fund-raising, marketing, or administrative costs.

Requests for airfare may not exceed discounted advance purchase rates.

JAHC will not award grant funds to support religious projects.

Pre-Application Information:

Application deadlines are September 15, December 15, March 15, and June 15.

Awards are made until the budget is depleted for the year.

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:
https://jahc.submittable.com/submit/79441/catalyst-opportunity-grant

Juneau Arts and Humanities Council
350 Whittier St
Juneau, AK 99801

(907) 586-ARTS (2787)
info@jahc.org

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alaska: Juneau