Our Next Deadline
Competitive Individual Artist Grants are awarded to encourage the development of entirely original work by artists who are full-time residents of the SEMAC Region. Original creations in each of the five artistic disciplines - Dance, Literary Arts, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts, as well as interdisciplinary work- will be considered. The original work must culminate in a public showcasing or Capstone Event, via publication, performance, or exhibition, at an accessible venue provided by a non-profit organization. If in-person capstone events are still not possible, virtual events will be acceptable.
- Grants to individual artists are taxable income. Consult a tax adviser if you have questions about taxable income.
- All applicants must be age 18 or older on the grant deadline. Current high school students are not eligible.
- Individual Artists may apply for a $3,000 Emerging Artist Grant or a $5,000 Advancing Artist Grant
- Both Individual Artist categories will include designations for Equity Artists, those individual artists who identify as members of a BIPOC, PWD, and/or LGBTQIA2+ community, and Culture Bearers.
- Matching funds are never required for Individual Artist Grants.
- Recipients of Individual Artist grants are eligible to reapply annually as long as all previous grant activities have been completed.
- The next deadline is January 10, 2022. Applications should be available the first week of December.
Go to the Grant Applications page for access to the grant interface.
FOR ARTS ORGANIZATIONS
Arts organizations with operating expenses of less than $174,000 are invited to apply for General Operating Support 2022-23. Although there is no set deadline, the application window opened July 1, 2021 and remains available only until allocated funds are exhausted.
- The SEMAC Board of Directors wishes to to strengthen and stabilize small and medium nonprofit arts organizations throughout the SEMAC Region by offering General Operating Support to offset administrative expenses.
- Once an Interim Report is submitted and approved after the first year, funds are automatically approved for the second year of a biennium.
- Matching funds are not required.
- Grantees are invited to reapply every biennium as long as they remain eligible.
Arts Organizations in the SEMAC Region are eligible for one-time $5,000 pandemic relief grants to keep their doors open during these unprecedented times. Funds may be requested for rent, utilities, or staffing needs. No programming costs or expenses already covered by general operating support grants or PPP loans are allowed.
- Funding is strictly limited. Equity Organizations, Culture Bearers, and organizations who do not receive funding from other major sources may be given first priority.
FOR ARTS ORGANIZATIONS AND OTHER NONPROFITS
The March 1, 2022 application deadline for arts programming proposals includes the following grant categories. Applications will be available approximately January 17.
This year matching funds are not required for these $5,000 grants. Equity Organizations and other nonprofits who offer arts programming are encouraged to apply. Arts organizations may receive $10,000 in the highly-competitive Legacy Grants category.