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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, the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, and the South Carolina Arts Commission.

[ Alabama ]  [ Ohio ]  [ Rhode Island ]  [ South Carolina ]

The following states offer additional funding opportunities for conference attendance:

[ Alaska ]  [ Arizona ]  [ Arkansas ]  [ Idaho ]  [ Missouri ]  [ Nebraska ]   [ Oklahoma ]  [ Virginia ]  [ Texas ]

Alabama

The Alabama State Council on the Arts is pleased to offer an Alabama arts leader the opportunity to attend the Alliance of Artists Communities' 2013.

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 6 earlybird 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 21, 2013. The awardee will be announced by August 30, 2013.

Send letters or questions to Flannery Patton at info@artistcommunities.org.

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

Alaska

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 August 23rd, 2013.

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.

Arizona

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 23, 2013. 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.

Arkansas | Mid-America Arts Alliance

The Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA) recognizes the important roles that arts and culture organizations and individual artists play in making our region more vital.

Mid-America Arts Alliance offers arts leaders from the M-AAA region (Arkansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas) professional development grants of up to $1,000 to cover expenses incurred through activities that professionally enhance business acumen, and expand skills and knowledge in the arts. M-AAA scholarships can be used to reimburse travel, lodging and registration expenses for the 2013 Alliance of Artists Communities Conference in San Jose, CA. 

Arts leaders from Arkansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas are eligible to apply.  Applications will be accepted through September 6th - but applying early is strongly encouraged.

 
Please contact MAAA before applying at ProfDev@maaa.org or (816) 421-1388, ext. 228.
 

Idaho

The Idaho Commission on the Arts' Professional Development Grants provide funding to individual artists, arts administrators, and arts educators residing in Idaho 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 23, 2013. Download the guidelines and application for more information and to apply. 

About the Idaho Commission on the Arts:
The Idaho Commission on the Arts endeavors to provide quality experiences in the arts for all Idahoans. Established in 1966, it is charged by state law to "stimulate and encourage throughout the state the study and presentation of the arts and public interest and participation therein..." The Commission must also "encourage and assist freedom of artistic expression essential to the well-being of the arts." The Commission, funded by the state of Idaho, the National Endowment for the Arts, and by private funds, is both a service organization with a professional staff offering technical assistance and training, and a funding organization providing financial assistance. For more information visit, http://www.arts.idaho.gov/index.aspx.

Missouri | Mid-America Arts Alliance

The Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA) recognizes the important roles that arts and culture organizations and individual artists play in making our region more vital.

Mid-America Arts Alliance offers arts leaders from the M-AAA region (Arkansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas) professional development grants of up to $1,000 to cover expenses incurred through activities that professionally enhance business acumen, and expand skills and knowledge in the arts. M-AAA scholarships can be used to reimburse travel, lodging and registration expenses for the 2013 Alliance of Artists Communities Conference in San Jose, CA. 

Arts leaders from Arkansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas are eligible to apply.  Applications will be accepted through September 6th - but applying early is strongly encouraged.

 
Please contact MAAA before applying at ProfDev@maaa.org or (816) 421-1388, ext. 228.
 

Nebraska | Mid-America Arts Alliance

The Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA) recognizes the important roles that arts and culture organizations and individual artists play in making our region more vital.

Mid-America Arts Alliance offers arts leaders from the M-AAA region (Arkansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas) professional development grants of up to $1,000 to cover expenses incurred through activities that professionally enhance business acumen, and expand skills and knowledge in the arts. M-AAA scholarships can be used to reimburse travel, lodging and registration expenses for the 2013 Alliance of Artists Communities Conference in San Jose, CA. 

Arts leaders from Arkansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas are eligible to apply.  Applications will be accepted through September 6th - but applying early is strongly encouraged.

 
Please contact MAAA before applying at ProfDev@maaa.org or (816) 421-1388, ext. 228.
 

Ohio

The Ohio Arts Council is pleased to offer Ohio's arts leaders the opportunity to attend the Alliance of Artists Communities' 2013 conference: October 22nd - 25th in San Jose, CA.

The Ohio Arts Council is offering a limited number of $1250 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 6 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.

Students enrolled in a degree granting program are ineligible to apply and due to the limited availability of the awards, preference will be given to arts leaders who have not previously received an OAC scholarship. 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 2, 2013. Finalists will be asked to submit a more detailed application. Awardees will be announced by August 23, 2013.

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.

Oklahoma | Mid-America Arts Alliance

The Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA) recognizes the important roles that arts and culture organizations and individual artists play in making our region more vital.

Mid-America Arts Alliance offers arts leaders from the M-AAA region (Arkansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas) professional development grants of up to $1,000 to cover expenses incurred through activities that professionally enhance business acumen, and expand skills and knowledge in the arts. M-AAA scholarships can be used to reimburse travel, lodging and registration expenses for the 2013 Alliance of Artists Communities Conference in San Jose, CA. 

Arts leaders from Arkansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas are eligible to apply.  Applications will be accepted through September 6th - but applying early is strongly encouraged.

 
Please contact MAAA before applying at ProfDev@maaa.org or (816) 421-1388, ext. 228.
 

Rhode Island

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' 2013 conference in San Jose, CA!

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 6 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.

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 16, 2013. The awardee will be announced by August 23, 2013.

Send letters and any questions to Flannery Patton at info@artistcommunities.org

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.

South Carolina

The South Carolina Arts Commission is pleased to offer South Carolina's arts leaders the opportunity to attend the Alliance of Artists Communities' 2013 Conference. 

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: Complete this form and select Quarterly Project as the grant category. Submit form along with a short cover letter explaining your interest in the conference to Ken May at kmay@arts.sc.gov. Requests are due August 15, 2013.

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.

Texas | Mid-America Arts Alliance

The Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA) recognizes the important roles that arts and culture organizations and individual artists play in making our region more vital.

Mid-America Arts Alliance offers arts leaders from the M-AAA region (Arkansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas) professional development grants of up to $1,000 to cover expenses incurred through activities that professionally enhance business acumen, and expand skills and knowledge in the arts. M-AAA scholarships can be used to reimburse travel, lodging and registration expenses for the 2013 Alliance of Artists Communities Conference in San Jose, CA. 

Arts leaders from Arkansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas are eligible to apply.  Applications will be accepted through September 6th - but applying early is strongly encouraged.

 
Please contact MAAA before applying at ProfDev@maaa.org or (816) 421-1388, ext. 228.
 

Virginia

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.