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Opportunities for Individual Artists

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Individual Artist Grants

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 not possible, virtual events will be acceptable.

  • Individual Artists may apply for a $3,000 Emerging Artist Grant or a $5,000 Advancing Artist Grant
  • Matching funds are never required for Individual Artist Grants.
  • Grants to individual artists are taxable income. Consult a tax adviser if you have questions about taxable income.
  • Both Individual Artist categories include designations for Equity Artists, those individuals who identify as BIMPOC, PWD, LGBTQIA2+, Veteran, Senior, and/or Culture Bearers.
  • Two deadlines are offered per fiscal year – July 1 and January 9. Recipients of Individual Artist Grants who are in good standing are eligible to reapply every fiscal year.