*The 2021 grant cycle is now open.
2021 Individual Artist Grant
Individual Artist grants support the creation of new work by an individual artist in a community setting. The goal of this grant is to support the creative work of individual artists in all disciplines while encouraging interaction between artists and community members. Projects may include exhibitions, site-specific works, installations, performances, or any other events or activities that are accessible to the general public.
Grants ranging from $1,000 to $2,500 are available to individual artists. More detailed information on eligibility and qualifications is found in the grant guidelines.
The application deadline is 11:59pm on Friday, October 30, 2020. Applications are submitted online.
Application Submission, Guidelines, & Budget Form
Application Support Materials
Applying to grants can often be overwhelming, but we’ve put together the following to help make the process as simple as possible:
Application Creation Video
We’ve put together the following application creation video to help make the process as simple as possible (Best listening is through headphones or speakers on high. Please note, this video is several years old and slight changes to the current application may exist):
Budget Creation Video
We’ve put together the following budget creation video to help make the process as simple as possible (Best listening is through headphones or speakers on high. Please note, this video is several years old and slight changes to the current budget may exist):
Application Information Sessions
Because of changes to the grant program to help address the impact of COVID-19, all applicants are required to discuss their application before submitting.
Additionally, we will conduct a series of optional information sessions where applicants can go more in-depth on specific topics related to the application process.
The following are session topics along with dates and times:
- Application & Submission Overview, Wednesday, September 2, 10-11am
- Writing the Narrative, Wednesday, September 9, 10-11am
- Budget Creation, Wednesday, September 23, 10-11am
- Artist Samples and Supplement Materials, Wednesday, September 30, 10-11am
- General Q&A, Wednesday, October 7, 10-11am
- General Q&A , Wednesday, October 21, 10-11am
Please contact Chris Walters, The ARTS Council’s Grants Manager & Gallery Curator, at chris@eARTS.org to sign up for one of these sessions, to discuss these topics and/or your application individually, or for other assistance on these grant programs.
Assistance, Marketing, & Final Reporting
Please contact Chris Walters, The ARTS Council’s Grants Manager, via email or at 607-962-1332 x205 for more information and assistance on this or other grant programs. All grant recipients are encouraged to market their project throughout the community. All grant recipients are required to submit a final report.