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2019 Matched Savings Program

Grants to Connecticut Artists for
Career Development Activities

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Assets for Artists (A4A), MASS MoCA, ArtBuilt, and Midas Collaborative

Deadline Date:

01/25/19 11:59 PM


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Grants of $1,000 or $2,000 to Connecticut artists for career development activities. The purpose of the grant program is to match savings accrued by artists to help them to implement strategies that will strengthen their creative business practices. Funding is intended to provide artists with free professional development and coaching services.

The Matched Savings Program is about strengthening your career as an artist by growing your business know-how and financial capacity. Artists selected for the 2019 matched savings grant program will receive:

- A “matched savings” grant that provides working capital to help grow the artist’s creative practice. Participants are provided with grants of $1,000 or $2,000 to match a corresponding amount of savings, and the combined amount is used by the artist toward implementing a plan to strengthen their Connecticut-based creative practice.

- Free professional development services, including artist-tailored workshops on financial and business planning. These classes will be offered in various Connecticut locations in spring/summer 2019.

- Free one-on-one coaching in the development of the artist’s business plan.

Because a large proportion of funding comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Business Development Program, artists in rural communities will be given preference, but grants will also be awarded to non-rural artists.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 184982

Estimated Size of Grant:

Participants are provided with grants of $1,000 or $2,000. Artists will also receive free professional development services and free one on one coaching.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

This application is for artists in ALL creative disciplines, and ALL financial circumstances, based ANYWHERE in Connecticut.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline is January 25, 2019, at 11:59 PM.

Applications are accepted through the online application portal.

Participants are provided with grant money to be matched with a corresponding amount of savings.

Contact Information:

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

To apply online:

Assets for Artists
1320 Moca Way
North Adams, MA 01247

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Connecticut