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2019 Matched Savings Program

Grants and Financial Coaching to Boston, Massachusetts
Artists to Facilitate Career Sustainability

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Assets for Artists (A4A), MASS MoCA, ArtBuilt, City of Boston - Office of Arts and Culture, Boston Cultural Council, Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation, and Midas Collaborative

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Matching grants of $1,000 and $2,000 to Boston, Massachusetts artists in all disciplines to strengthen their creative careers. Funding is intended to help with the development of artistic practices and to increase long-term career sustainability. Funds can be used as working capital and to match an artist's saving progress.

The program includes two levels of grants, the higher of which is available for eligible low-income artists. In addition, grantees will receive free professional development services, including artist-tailored workshops on financial management and business planning, and free one-on-one coaching to help artists succeed in reaching their savings goal and develop a solid plan to invest their savings and grant funds.

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GrantWatch ID#: 185010

Estimated Size of Grant:

- A “matched savings” grant of $1,000 or $2,000 (the higher amount is available only for eligible low-income artists).
- Free professional development services, including artist-tailored workshops
- Free one-on-one coaching.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Artists/creative entrepreneurs in all disciplines and financial circumstances are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have a home or studio address in the City of Boston. Boston-based artists/makers motivated to improve their professional practices and to make investments aimed at strengthening their artistic career, are encouraged to apply.

Pre-Application Information:

Application deadline is January 28, 2019.

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Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

Assets for Artists
1320 Mass Moca Way
North Adams, MA 01247
413-664-4481 X 8147

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USA: Massachusetts: Boston