Grant requests up to $5,000. Matching funds from the applicant are required.
Application available March 30, 2020
Funding period | August 15, 2020 – June 30, 2021
- Nonprofit arts organizations
- Fiscally sponsored groups and organizations
- Local Arts Agencies (LAA)
Local Arts Agency - Definition
A Local Arts Agency (LAA) is a local nonprofit organization officially designated by a local government to deliver arts and culture events, programs, and services on behalf of the designating government. A LAA can also be an arts and culture department of a municipal, county or tribal government. Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Departments are examples. LAAs provide service, participation, and/or advocacy-based activities within a defined geographic area. They are non-discipline-specific. Activities provided by LAAs have a community-wide reach. They serve to enrich quality of life by increasing public access to the arts. Applicants must provide documentation of official designation as an LAA by a local government. They must be established by ordinance or legislation. They must have at least a one-year history as an agency, department, or unit of city, county, tribal or state government.
To be eligible for operating support an LAA must have an independent budgets (is not a line item in the designating government’s budget) and have independent oversight (independent board, advisory committee, etc.).
General Operating Support Grants Guidelines — Available soon.
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