Grants Opportunities Announced;
New Eureka! Grant Explained

Posted on: 2017-01-10

Arts Grants opportunities announced


The Spring Green Area Arts Coalition (SGAAC)has announced opportunities for its 2017 arts grants. Three grant programs are available to local artists, organizations and institutions. Creative Community Grants, Artistic Development Grants and Eureka Grants are being offered. 


Details and applications for all three grant programs are available online at For Creative Community and Artistic Development grants, draft applications must be submitted to SGAAC Technical Assistant Barbara Morford (608-544-2965) by noon on February 17, 2017. Following a review and feedback, final applications are due by March 3, 2017. Applications for Eureka grants may be submitted by the first day of any calendar month.


The Creative Community Grant program annually awards approximately $10,000 to local artists, arts organizations and groups involved in art or cultural programs. The purpose of the grant is to stimulate creative and innovative arts programming. Proposed projects can involve any artistic discipline or combination of artistic media, and may include public exhibits, performances, publications, and educational activities. A Peer Review Panel comprised of the local arts community reviews applications. Proposals are evaluated on the degree of community involvement and community benefit, artistic merit, creativity and innovation, ability of the applicant to complete the project, potential for growth and development, and the ability to provide matching funds. Awards will be no more than $2,500.


The Artistic Development Grant program emphasizes an individual's arts project or artistic learning and development. Eligible for funding are expenses related to projects in the visual or performing arts, or to help cover short-term courses, workshops or art/music classes or camps. Funds are intended to cover materials, time spent on a project or for registration fees. Any professional or amateur artist or student in the River Valley is eligible to apply. Criteria for evaluating grant applications are individual benefit, educational benefit, financial need, community benefit and target date for completion. The size of awards will be dependant on funds available.


The Eureka! Grant program provides support for smaller arts and culture projects with a quicker response time than SGAAC’s larger grant programs. Applications may be submitted at any time, but only applications received by the first of each month will be reviewed at that month's Arts Coalition Board meeting. The maximum request is $500, and applications will be considered until all available funds are awarded. Funds for this program are raised through local fund-raising events, membership, and donations from businesses and individuals. Completed applications may be emailed to Terry Kerr at or mailed to SGAAC Grant Program, P.O. Box 700, Spring Green, WI 53588.


For more information about the Spring Green Area Arts Coalitions, its events and activities, please visit the organization website at