The Spring Green Area Arts Coalition will be awarding nearly $10,000 in grants to area artists, arts organizations and groups involved in art or cultural endeavors in the River Valley. The deadline for applications is Friday, February 28, 2014.
Two types of grants are available. Requests for the Creative Community Grant must be for no less than $500 and no more than $5000. Organizations must have a 501(c)(3) status or some other tax exempt designation, or identify a fiscal sponsor that is tax exempt. The purpose of these grants is to stimulate creative and innovative arts programming. Proposed projects could include public exhibits, performances, publications commissioned art and educational activities. Disciplines may be dance, theater, music, folk arts, literary arts, visual arts, video and film. Both individuals and groups are encouraged to apply. Priority is given to projects that maximize community involvement and community benefit.
The second grant is the Artistic Development Grant. Its purpose is to promote an individual’s artistic project, or learning and development. Any professional or amateur artist or student can apply for financial support for a project in the visual arts or performing arts. Requests also can be made to help cover the enrollment in short-term courses pertaining to an artistic field of interest, workshops, or art/music camps. Funds are intended to cover materials and time spent on a project, and for course registration fees or tuition. Proposed projects or classes must be completed by October, 2014.
Grant applications are evaluated in mid-March by a Peer Review Panel made up of representatives of the arts community. Recipients of grants will be announced Monday, March 31.
Grants are funded by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board. The grant is matched with funds raised in the community through fund-raising events such as Art Out of the Closet and Match Game, plus contributions from area businesses and individuals.
For applications and more information on Creative Community Grants and the Artistic Development Grant, contact Terry Kerr at 608-588-4330. For technical assistance, call Barbara Morford at 608-544-2965. For information on working with a fiscal sponsor, contact Grant Officer Terry Kerr at email@example.com.