Fall Grant Cycle Announced

Posted on: 2017-08-17

The Spring Green Area Arts Coalition (SGAAC) has announced a second opportunity for 2017 Creative Community Grants. SGAAC annually awards $10,000 in grants to local artists, arts organizations and groups involved in art or cultural programs. The purpose of the grants is to stimulate creative and innovative arts programming.

Proposed projects can be any artistic discipline or combination of artistic media. These include the performing arts—dance, theater, music; folk arts—wood, ceramics, textiles; the literary arts—writing and poetry; and all forms of visual arts—photography, video, film, architecture, paintings, and sculpture.

Projects may include public exhibits, performances, publications, and educational activities. Recipients may request extensions for projects that continue beyond the completion deadline. Applications for the grant and eligibility requirements can be found at http://www.springgreenarts.org/creative-grants/creative-community-grant-program.

The maximum award amount is $2,500.  A Peer Review Panel comprised of members of the local arts community reviews applications. Proposals will be evaluated on the following criteria:

•  community involvement and community benefit

•  artistic merit and innovation

•  ability of the applicant to complete the project

•  potential for growth and development

•  ability to provide matching funds. 

Applications for the Spring Green Area Art Coalition’s second cycle of 2017 Creative Community Grants are due by September 8, 2017. Applicants may receive feedback from SGAAC and be asked to revise and resubmit their applications by September 11 if changes are required.  The Peer Review Panel will meet on Thursday, September 14, and awards will be announced by September 20, 2017.

Applicants with questions may contact Terry Kerr at 608-388-4330. Projects must be completed by February 28, 2018, and final reports from recipients will be due by March 5, 2018.

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Contact: Don Greenwood 608-287-8754 or dongreenwood48@yahoo.com