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.

Go to the Grant Applications page for access to the grant interface.


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.

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.


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.

See Grant Categories for more information about upcoming deadlines.