Delaware Division of the Arts
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#: 180368
Grants may not exceed $750.
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.
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.
Applicants can request up to 80% of the opportunity cost.
-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.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Roxanne Stanulis, Program Officer, Artist Programs and Services
Delaware Division of the Arts
820 N. French Street
Wilmington, DE 19801