KINDS OF SUPPORT

All Fast Track Arts grants are for general operating support.

LOI applicants in arts and education may apply for one or two year grants, either for general operating support or project support. Exception: education organizations with annual expenses under $100,000 are only eligible to request one-year grants.

SINGLE OR TWO-YEAR GRANTS

  • One year of support (single annual installment)

  • Two years of support (two annual installments) 

GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT

General operating support provides grants which fund costs associated with:

 

  • Artist or contractor fees

  • Staff wages

  • Rent/utilities

  • Technology

  • Annual performance, presentation or exhibit expenses

  • Marketing and fundraising

  • Production or exhibition equipment

  • General business expenses

 

Expenses not considered general operating support include: debt repayment, capital campaigns, reserves or endowments.

Your organization is not eligible to apply for general operating support if:
 

  • You are applying via a fiscal sponsorship.

  • Your organization's mission is not specifically arts- or K-12 education-focused, even if some of your programs are.

PROJECT SUPPORT (including discreet capacity building activities)

Project support provides grants which fund:

  • Specific, limited-duration performances, presentations or exhibits

  • Program development and implementation

  • Infrastructure, including marketing and fundraising support

  • Challenge grants to stimulate individual giving

  • Replacing or upgrading technology

  • Movable equipment purchase   

  • The addition of new paid staff positions 

  • Specialized board and staff training, and/or external consultation

  • Matching funds

  • Partnerships, mergers and acquisitions

It may be helpful to review the kinds of requests we are unlikely to fund here.