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Scholarships

We are proud to offer conference scholarships to artists and arts leaders through sponsorships from the Alabama State Council on the Arts, the Ohio Arts Council, and the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts:

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In addition, the following states offer additional funding opportunities for conference attendance:

[ Alaska ]    [ Arizona ]    [ Montana ]    [ Nevada ]    [ Pennsylvania ]    [ Virginia ]    [ Wyoming ]


The Alabama State Council on the Arts is pleased to offer an Alabama arts leader the opportunity to attend the Alliance of Artists Communities' 2012 conference: October 30 - November 2, 2012, in Kansas City, Missouri.

Alabama Arts is offering a $1000 sponsorship to an Alabama artist or arts leader to subsidize conference registration, travel, and lodging for this event. Conference registration is $350 for scholarship recipients, and attendees are asked to register by the September 7 early bird registration deadline.

The Alliance of Artists Communities' conference brings together artist residency directors and other arts leaders from across the country to explore support for artists in the creation of new work and artist-centered community development. Sessions range from nuts-and-bolts management workshops to panels addressing trends in philanthropy, art-making, and cultural policy. The opportunity to connect with peers from around the country will also be invaluable. This opportunity complements Alabama Arts' activities that support and encourage leadership development.

Preference will be given to an artist or arts leader who has not previously attended conferences of the Alliance of Artists Communities. To apply, submit a current resume and a brief statement describing your background and professional interest in attending the conference, including the impact you hope it will have on your career in the arts. Letters are due August 20, 2012. The awardee will be announced by August 30, 2012.

Send letters or questions to Carla Wahnon at info@artistcommunities.org. To learn more about the conference, visit www.artistcommunities.org/conference.

About the Alabama State Council on the Arts:
Alabama Arts stimulates growth of the arts and its impact in Alabama by working with a wide range of arts organizations, individual artists, educational institutions, and communities. For more information, visit www.arts.state.al.us

The Alaska State Council on the Arts' Career Opportunity Grants provide financial assistance to professional artists and arts leaders in Alaska for travel to in-state, national, or international events, programs or seminars and for other activities that will contribute to the strength of the artist's professional standing or skill.

To apply: Applicants may request grants up to $1,000. Access the Career Opportunity Grants guidelines and application for more information and to apply.  Deadline to apply is September 1st, 2012. 

About the Alaska State Council on the Arts:
The Alaska State Council on the Arts is a state agency that fosters the development of the arts for all Alaskans through education, partnerships, grants and services. For more information, visit www.eed.state.ak.us/aksca.

The Arizona Commission on the Arts' Professional Development Grants provide funding to individual artists, arts administrators, and arts educators residing in Arizona for participation in artistic development and skills building activities or opportunities that contribute to professional growth and career development, and may be used to support participation in the Alliance of Artists Communities' conference.

To apply: Applicants may request grant support up to $750. The deadline to apply for funding is August 24, 2012 for activities taking place between July 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012. Download the guidelines and application for more information and to apply. 

About the Arizona Commission on the Arts:
The Arizona Commission on the Arts is an agency of the State of Arizona which provides grants, programs, services and leadership in support of arts and arts education programs. In partnership with arts organizations, schools, festivals and individual artists, we endeavor to celebrate Arizona’s diverse communities and rich cultural traditions, inspire creativity, grow local economies and enhance quality of life for all Arizonans. For more information, visit www.azarts.gov.

The Illinois Arts Council is pleased to offer Illinois arts leaders the opportunity to attend the Alliance of Artists Communities' 2012 conference: October 30 - November 2, 2012, in Kansas City, Missouri.

The Illinois Arts Council is offering four $750 sponsorships to Illinois artists or arts leader to subsidize conference registration, travel, and lodging for this event. Conference registration is $350 for scholarship recipients, and attendees are asked to register by the September 7 early bird registration deadline.

The Alliance of Artists Communities' conference brings together artist residency directors and other arts leaders from across the country to explore support for artists in the creation of new work and artist-centered community development. Sessions range from nuts-and-bolts management workshops to panels addressing trends in philanthropy, art-making, and cultural policy. The opportunity to connect with peers from around the country will also be invaluable. This opportunity complements Alabama Arts' activities that support and encourage leadership development.

Preference will be given to artists or arts leaders who have not previously attended conferences of the Alliance of Artists Communities. To apply, submit a current resume and a brief statement describing your background and professional interest in attending the conference, including the impact you hope it will have on your career in the arts. Letters are due August 24, 2012. The awardee will be announced by August 30, 2012.

Send letters or questions to Carla Wahnon at info@artistcommunities.org. To learn more about the conference, visit www.artistcommunities.org/conference.

About the Illinois Arts Council:
The mission of the Illinois Arts Council is to build a strong, creative, and connected Illinois through the engagement of all Illinoisans in the pursuit of, participation in, and enjoyment of the arts. For more information, visit www.arts.illinois.gov.

The Montana Arts Council encourages attendees of the Alliance of Artists Communities' conference to apply for Strategic Investment Grants. The grants provide matching funds to professional artists, nonprofit 501(c)(3) arts organizations and Pre K–12 teachers in Montana. Deadline to apply is September 15th.

To apply:  Grant deadlines are monthly and individuals can apply. Grant amounts are up to $1,000 and require a 1:1 match of cash and/or in-kind. More information and the application are available at http://art.mt.gov/orgs/orgs_sig.asp.

About the Montana Arts Council:
The Montana Arts Council is the agency of state government established to develop the creative potential of all Montanans, advance education, spur economic vibrancy and revitalize communities through involvement in the arts. MAC's vision is that Montana will be known far and wide as "The Land of Creativity," where the arts are essential to the creativity, imagination and entrepreneurship that make Big Sky Country the very best place on earth to live, learn, work and play. For more information, visit art.mt.gov.

The Nevada Arts Council (NAC) offers Professional Development Grants (PDG) to members of Nevada’s arts and cultural industry for participation in professional development and skills building activities or opportunities that contribute to professional growth and career development, and may be used to support participation in the Alliance of Artists Communities' conference. PDGs are available for professional paid or volunteer staff members, board members or trustees of Nevada nonprofit arts/cultural organizations; individual artists; and arts educators.

To apply:  Up to $650 may be requested to attend out-of-state activities, including the Alliance of Artists Communities' conference. All grant applications must be submitted using Grants Online™ (GO™) at http://nac.culturegrants.org/. Applications must be submitted a minimum of one month prior to the activity for which funds are requested, unless authorized by NAC. Access the NAC 2013 Grants Guidelines at http://nac.nevadaculture.org/images/PDFS/fy13-14grantguidelines16.pdf.

About the Nevada Arts Council: The Nevada Arts Council, a division of the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, is the agency charged with ensuring that state and national funds support cultural activity and encourage participation in the arts throughout Nevada.  In addition to providing hundreds of grants to arts and community-based organizations, schools, artists, educators and local municipalities throughout the state, NAC coordinates a variety of statewide programs and activities such as the annual Poetry Out Loud recitation competition for high-school aged students, traveling exhibits, artist residencies, workshops and cultural assessments. For more information, please visit nac.nevadaculture.org.

The Ohio Arts Council is pleased to offer Ohio's arts leaders the opportunity to attend the Alliance of Artists Communities' 2012 conference: October 30 - November 2, 2012, in Kansas City, Missouri.

The Ohio Arts Council is offering $1000 awards to Ohio artists and arts leaders to subsidize conference registration, travel, and lodging for this event. Conference registration is $350 for scholarship recipients, and attendees are asked to register by the September 7 early bird registration deadline.

The Alliance of Artists Communities' conference brings together artist residency directors and other arts leaders from across the country to explore support for artists in the creation of new work and artist-centered community development. Sessions range from nuts-and-bolts management workshops to panels addressing trends in philanthropy, art-making, and cultural policy. The opportunity to connect with peers from around the country will also be invaluable. This opportunity complements the Ohio Arts Council's new strategic plan that supports activities that support and encourage leadership development.

A limited number of awards are available to Ohio residents, and preference will be given to arts leaders who have not previously attended conferences of the Alliance of Artists Communities. To apply, submit a current resume and a one-page letter of intent describing your background and professional interest in attending the conference, including the impact you hope it will have on your career in the arts. Letters are due Friday, August 3, 2012. Finalists will be asked to submit a more detailed application. Awardees will be announced by August 24, 2012.

Send letters or questions to Ken Emerick at ken.emerick@oac.state.oh.us. To learn more about the conference, visit www.artistcommunities.org/conference.

About the Ohio Arts Council:
The Ohio Arts Council is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally and economically.

The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts offers offers funding for professional growth opportunities, including registration and travel fees for arts conferences, seminars and workshops.

To apply:  Applications must be postmarked at least 30 days prior to the beginning of the conference. To apply fill out and return the short Professional Growth Application Form  (http://www.pacouncilonthearts.org/app_downloads.cfm) and return by August 30th, 2012. Applicants are encouraged to submit early as applications will be reviewed on a first come, first served basis.


About the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts: The mission of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts is to foster the excellence, diversity, and vitality of the arts in Pennsylvania and to broaden the availability and appreciation of those arts throughout the state. For more information, please visit www.pacouncilonthearts.org.

The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts is pleased to offer Rhode Island's arts leaders the opportunity to attend the Alliance of Artists Communities' 2012 conference: October 30 - November 2, 2012, in Kansas City, Missouri.

RISCA is offering two $500 sponsorships to Rhode Island artists or arts leaders to subsidize conference registration, travel, and lodging for this event. Conference registration is $350 for scholarship recipients, and attendees are asked to register by the September 7 early bird registration deadline.

The Alliance of Artists Communities' conference brings together artist residency directors and other arts leaders from across the country to explore support for artists in the creation of new work and artist-centered community development. Sessions range from nuts-and-bolts management workshops to panels addressing trends in philanthropy, art-making, and cultural policy. The opportunity to connect with peers from around the country will also be invaluable. This opportunity complements Alabama Arts' activities that support and encourage leadership development.

Preference will be given to an artist or arts leader who has not previously attended conferences of the Alliance of Artists Communities. To apply, submit a current resume and a brief statement describing your background and professional interest in attending the conference, including the impact you hope it will have on your career in the arts. Letters are due August 20, 2012. The awardee will be announced by August 30, 2012.

Send letters or questions to Carla Wahnon at info@artistcommunities.org. To learn more about the conference, visit www.artistcommunities.org/conference.

About RISCA:
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts serves as a catalyst for the advancement, appreciation and promotion of excellence in the arts, by encouraging leadership, participation, and education in the arts for all Rhode Islanders.

The South Carolina Arts Commission is pleased to offer South Carolina's arts leaders the opportunity to attend the Alliance of Artists Communities' 2012 conference: October 30 - November 2, 2012, in Kansas City, Missouri.

SCAC is offering two $500 sponsorships to South Carolina artists or arts leaders to subsidize conference registration ($350 for scholarship recipients), travel, and lodging for this event.

To apply: Submit a request for funding through SCAC's Quarterly Project Support here. Requests are due August 15, 2012.

About The South Carolina Arts Commission:
With a commitment to excellence across the spectrum of our state's cultures and forms of expression, the South Carolina Arts Commission pursues its public charge to develop a thriving arts environment, which is essential to quality of life, education, and economic vitality for all South Carolinians. For more information, visit www.southcarolinaarts.com.

The Virginia Commission for the Arts' Technical Assistance Grants provide funding to arts organizations in Virginia to send staff and board members to conferences. Each organization is eligible to apply for two $1,000 grants. 

To apply: Applications are accepted throughout the year, at least four weeks before the conference. More information and guidelines can be found at www.arts.virginia.gov/grants/technical_assistance.html

About the Virginia Commission for the Arts:
The Virginia Commission for the Arts supports artistic excellence, encourages growth in artistic quality, and strives to make quality arts experiences available to all Virginians, regardless of age,disability, gender, geographic isolation, income, race, or social barrier; is a responsible steward of the public trust and the Commonwealth’s resources, and maintains the highest ethical and legal standards in all its actions; values and supports creativity, innovation, and investment in the Commonwealth’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and encourages and strengthens private support of the arts; values and promotes the arts and artists as a vital component of the Commonwealth’s economic health, supporting jobs, businesses, and tourism; and values and promotes the arts as a catalyst for lifelong learning, and recognizes the essential role of the arts in the intellectual and creative growth of Virginians of all ages. For more information, visit www.arts.virginia.gov.

The Wyoming Arts Council offers Arts Projects/Professional Development grants for Wyoming arts administrators. The funds require a 1:1 match, and can be used toward registration, travel, hotel and meals for one of more staff members.

To apply: Organizations interested in this opportunity can each apply for up to $2,000 to support sending one or more of their staff to the Alliance of Artists Communities conference. More information and guidelines can be found at wyoarts.state.wy.us/Grants/EAppsFY13.aspx

About the Wyoming Arts Council:
The missiong of the Wyoming Arts Council is to enhance the quality of life for the people of Wyoming by providing resources to sustain, promote, and cultivate the arts. For more information, visit wyoarts.state.wy.us.