TYPES OF SUPPORT

SINGLE OR MULTI-YEAR AWARDS

  • One year of support/single annual installment

  • Multi-year support/multiple annual installments

GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT

Examples of general operating expenses include artist or cancellation fees, staff wages, rent/utilities, technology, production or exhibition expenses, marketing and fundraising, production or exhibition equipment and general business expenses. Debt repayment, capital campaigns, reserves or endowments are not considered general operating support.

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

Project support provides grants which fund:

  • Performances, presentations or exhibits

  • Program development and implementation

  • Infrastructure, including marketing and fundraising support

  • Challenge grants to stimulate individual giving

  • Equipment: specifically, replacing or upgrading technology or moveable theater equipment  
     

CAPACITY BUILDING SUPPORT

 

Capacity building support provides grants which fund:

 

  • Strengthening internal capacity

  • Movable equipment purchase that will significantly increase productivity 

  • The addition of paid staff 

  • Board and staff training, and external consultation

  • Matching funds

 

CHANGE CAPITAL

 

Change capital provides grants which fund:
 

  • Substantial changes in artistic programming or the business model to re-position the institution for greater strength and stability, including partnerships, mergers and acquisitions.

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