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Ripley Butler Clay Fund for the Arts

Grant to a Missouri or Arkansas Visual Artist in
Eligible Counties to Advance their Artistic Work

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Community Foundation of the Ozarks (CFO)

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Grant of up to $2,500 to a Missouri or Arkansas individual artist in eligible counties to advance his or her artistic work in the visual arts. Applicants may reside in Clay County, Arkansas, or Butler or Ripley County in Missouri. Funding is intended to promote the visual arts in the region by supporting an established artist or an artist who exhibits potential.

Eligible applicants are visual artists who display exceptional aesthetic investigation in either two or three-dimensional artwork. Grant applications will be selected from digital images of the artist’s past work and the completion of the application. Eligible work includes painting, mixed media, drawing, pastel, sculpture, printmaking, and photography. All work submitted must have been executed since January 1, 2017.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 184070

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Number of Grants:

One grant annually

Estimated Size of Grant:

This program provides one-time grants annually of up to $2,500.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Artists age 18 or older who reside in Ripley or Butler County, Missouri, or in Clay County, Arkansas.

Funding will be provided through a vendor for the purpose of purchasing art supplies or through a local arts-oriented nonprofit organization (501(c)3) to serve as fiscal agent.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications will be accepted through Friday, May 15, 2020. Application submissions are accepted by email only.

Award recipients will be selected by June 30, 2020; all applicants will be notified at that time.

Contact Information:

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

Application submissions (accepted by email only) to:

For questions regarding this program, contact Ellen Neville-Verdugo at the email above or (417) 864-6199.

Community Foundation of the Ozarks
P.O. Box 8960
Springfield, MO 65801

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Arkansas: Clay County;   Missouri: Ripley or Butler County

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