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Charlene Victor and Ella J. Weiss Cultural Entrepreneur Fund

Grants to Brooklyn, New York City Female Artists and
Administrators for Professional Development Activities

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) - Greater New York Arts Development Fund, Brooklyn Arts Council (BCA)

Conf. Date:

08/26/19

Deadline Date:

09/19/19 11:59 PM

Description:

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Grants of $2,500 to New York City female artists and arts administrators in Brooklyn for professional development opportunities. Eligible activities include artist residencies, workshops, conferences, boot camps, and fellowships. Applications from women from underrepresented groups and ethnicities as well as women with disabilities and/or veterans are strongly encouraged.

This fund honors Charlene Victor and Ella J. Weiss’ legacy of passionate advocacy for the cultural life of the borough, in instilling the next generation of Brooklyn women artists and arts leaders with the ability to leverage their creative passions with the entrepreneurial skills necessary to maintain a sustainable creative career.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 186453

Number of Grants:

Two (2) Brooklyn - based women artists or arts administrators will be awarded.

Estimated Size of Grant:

$2,500 each

Term of Contract:

All funded professional development activities must take place between January 1 and December 31, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Brooklyn-based women individual artists and arts administrators (i.e. no 501c 3 nonprofit organizations, community service groups, senior centers, educational organizations, etc.). Applicants must be residents of Brooklyn (Kings County).

Requests for professional development activities that include any and all of the following are ineligible:

- Requests to organize and lead professional development for other people. The award is only for the applicant’s professional development
- General operating expenses.
- Expenses related to the operation of privately owned facilities, such as homes and studios.
- Scholarships or fellowships to universities, colleges and schools, endowments or religious endeavors.
- Property or mortgage payments, capital expenses such as building construction, renovation, addition of signage on a building, venue, or studio improvements to make it ADA compliant, etc.
- Major expenditures for the establishment of a new organization.
- Administrative costs unrelated to the proposed professional development activities.
- Major equipment purchases unrelated to the proposed professional development activities.
- Expenses related to one-time productions and artistic projects.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Attendance at an Info Session is required for new applicants and those who haven't received funding since 2017. Info sessions will take place in July and August. Please RSVP for an info session in your neighborhood.

For a list of session dates, locations, and RSVP links, see: http://www.brooklynartscouncil.org/documents/2522

Pre-Application Information:

All materials must be submitted online by 11:59 pm on Thursday, September 19, 2019.

Timeline:

July-August 2019: Info Sessions (Required)
September 19, 2019: Application Deadline
October-November 2019: BAC Grants Staff Review Applications
November-December 2019: Panelists Review Applications
January 2020: Funding Decisions Announced
January-December 2020: Projects Take Place
March 2020: Grants Celebration, Checks Dispersed

Awards will be distributed in 80/20 percentages. Applicants should take this partial reimbursement aspect into account when crafting their application.

If you weren’t able to attend an info session this summer, you can access all the information you need to apply through this webinar recording. By registering to access the recording, you fulfill the attendance requirement to apply.

FAQs: http://www.brooklynartscouncil.org/documents/1981

Applicant resources page: http://www.brooklynartscouncil.org/documents/2382

Webinar Recording: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/webinar-recording-2020-community-arts-grants-info-session-tickets-70829618295

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://brooklynartscouncil.submittable.com/submit

For questions: grants@brooklynartscouncil.org

Brooklyn Arts Council
20 Jay Street, Suite 616
Brooklyn, NY 11201
718.625.0080

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New York: Brooklyn (Kings County)

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