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Artist Opportunity Grant

Grants to Delaware Artists for Professional
Development and Presentation Opportunities

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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Delaware Division of the Arts

Deadline Date:

10/01/18

Description:

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Grants of up to $750 to Delaware individual artists to take advantage of unique opportunities for professional development, artistic development, and presentations. Examples of eligible requests include the opportunity to study with a master, the cost to rent a performance space, and materials to complete work for a specific program or show.

Artists will select one of two grant categories

1. Professional and Artistic Development

Artists may apply for funding for unique, short-term opportunities that will significantly advance their work or careers, such as: study with a significant master available for a limited time, or participation in a residency or exchange program. Travel costs are not covered but should be included in the budget.

2. Presentation Opportunities

Artists may apply for funding for unique, short-term opportunities that will significantly advance their work or careers such as: materials to complete work committed to an exhibition, performance, or publication; contracting of professional services; or rental of equipment, instruments, or work space for a specific performance, exhibition, or publication opportunity.

Applications are evaluated on the following criteria as applicable to the category selected:
-Anticipated impact on the artist’s work or career
-Proposal’s financial feasibility and need as demonstrated in the submitted budget
-Plans for marketing the project to attract an audience or participants
-Immediacy and uniqueness of the opportunity

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180368

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants may not exceed $750.

Term of Contract:

Applications submitted for the January 1 deadline are for activities occurring between February 15 and May 15. Applications submitted for the April 1 deadline are for activities occurring between May 15 and August 15. Applications submitted for the July 1 deadline are for activities occurring between August 15 and November 15. Applications submitted for the October 1 deadline are for activities occurring between November 15 and February 15.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for an Individual Artist Opportunity Grant, applicants must be:
-A resident of Delaware for at least one year at the time of application
-A legal resident possesses a valid Delaware driver’s license or DMV issued identification card and files state income taxes in Delaware as a full-year resident
-Eighteen (18) years of age or older
-Not enrolled in a degree-granting program
-Not a current Delaware Division of the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship recipient

Artists who have received an Opportunity grant must wait a year before applying for another one. Priority may be given to new applicants.

Pre-Application Information:

Applicants can request up to 80% of the opportunity cost.

Quarterly Deadlines:
-January 1 for activities occurring between February 15 and May 15
-April 1 for activities occurring between May 15 and August 15
-July 1 for activities occurring between August 15 and November 15
-October 1 for activities occurring between November 15 and February 15

Applicants will be notified of the decision of the grant review committee within four weeks of the application deadline.

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://artsdel.egrant.net/login.aspx?PIID=147&OID=76

Roxanne Stanulis, Program Officer, Artist Programs and Services
302- 577-8283
roxanne.stanulis@state.de.us

Delaware Division of the Arts
820 N. French Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Delaware