Community Arts A and B

Community Arts funding supports arts projects in small organizations whose primary purpose and activities are aimed at serving the general public of the community in which they are located.  Community Arts is designed to help small organizations continue, strengthen, and expand current programs and audiences.  Any organization’s whose arts projects’ primary purpose and activities are the production and/or coordination of public programs in the performing, visual, media, multidisciplinary, or literary arts may submit a Community Arts application, if they meet the following criteria.

Community Arts funding can be for a single event or an organization’s entire season, artistic and administrative salary support, and/or general operating support.

Community Arts A and B Eligibility Criteria:

Community Arts A:          Organizations with an actual last fiscal year unrestricted income of $40,000 to $99,999 excluding in-kind contributions;

Community Arts B:          Organizations with actual last fiscal year unrestricted income of up to $39,999, excluding in-kind contributions;

  • The organization must have been providing programs to the public for a minimum of six (6) months prior to the application deadline and must provide at least six (6) months of programming annually.
  • The applicant organization must have an independent governing board or advisory committee empowered to formulate policies and execute the activities of the organization.
  • Applicants for Community Arts funding are limited to a maximum request of $15,000.
  • Community Arts funding requests must include a 50% match by the applicant organization, at least half of which must be cash

Note: Applicants whose program or organization is a line item in a larger institution’s budget must use the institution’s actual last fiscal year income excluding in-kind contributions to determine category selection.  Only one application per institution is allowed.