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FAST TRACK ARTS GRANTS
For arts organizations with annual expenses between $25,000 and $500,000

This application will be available on a rolling basis beginning October 1, 2021. We anticipate a maximum two-month turnaround from application to grant award.

This program funds organizations statewide that deliver visual, performing, media, literary, or interdisciplinary artistic programming, performances or exhibits, or arts services. We are giving special consideration to organizations serving communities disproportionately impacted by the pandemic and recent wildfires. However, funding will not be limited to organizations that meet these criteria. It may be useful to review what kinds of activities we are unlikely to fund before applying. 

BASIC ELIGIBILITY

  • Your organization must have minimum annual cash expenses of $25,000.  
     

  • Your organizations must have annual operating expenses UNDER $500,000
     

  • Organizations with current open grants with the Foundation are NOT eligible to apply.
     

  • Organizations with arts-focused missions, and rural or culturally-specific organizations with broader missions but which allocate at least 25% of their annual operating budget to ongoing arts-based activities are eligible to apply. 

 

FAST TRACK AWARD AMOUNTS

  • Grant award amounts will range from 3-6% based on your annual operating budget and your organization’s alignment with our funding priorities.
     

  • The grant awards will range from $1,500 to $25,000 maximum. If you are applying more than 3 months from the end of your fiscal year, grant awards will be based on your current fiscal year budget.
     

  • If you apply less than three months before the end of your fiscal year, grant awards will be based on your next fiscal year budget.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Please review our FAQ page before starting the application process.

For questions about Fast Track requests, please see our FAQ's.  

We partner with Foundant Technologies to host our online application and grantee portal. If you are a new applicant, you may wish to familiarize yourself with Foundant. CLICK HERE and select "Grant application tutorial." 

PLEASE NOTE: 
You can save your work on your application and log in to continue your work later before submitting.

 

WONDERING IF YOU'RE ELIGIBLE?

As part of our application process, you will take an eligibility quiz to be directed to the programs for which you're eligible. 

 

TO BEGIN YOUR APPLICATION:
CLICK HERE to create an account or log in to your existing account in Foundant.