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Scholarships

We are proud to offer conference scholarships to artists and arts leaders through sponsorships from Alabama State Council on the Arts, Georgia Council for the Arts, Ohio Arts Council, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and the South Carolina Arts Commission.

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The following states offer additional funding opportunities for conference attendance:

[ Alaska ]  [ Arizona[ California [ Idaho[ Montana ]
[ Nevada ]  [ North Dakota [ Virginia[ Wyoming]

We will be adding additional opportunities in the coming weeks - so check back often!  If you have questions regarding the scholarship program, please contact info@artistcommunities.org.

Alabama

The Alabama State Council on the Arts is offering a $1000 sponsorship to an Alabama artist or arts leader to subsidize conference registration, travel, and lodging for this event. 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 July 24, 2014. Send letters (with subject line: Alabama scholarship) to info@artistcommunities.org.

About the Alabama State Council on the Arts:
Alabama State Council on the Arts enhances the quality of life and economic vitality for all Alabamians by providing support for the state’s diverse and rich artistic resources. 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.

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

 

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. Early application encouraged. Download the guidelines and application for more information and to apply.

Arizona Commission on the Arts:
The Arizona Commission on the Arts provides grants, programs, services and leadership in support of arts and arts education programs throughout Arizona. 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.

 

California

 

The Center for Cultural Innovation's Quick Grant Program provides reimbursement funds to nonprofit organizations and individual artists in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles to enroll in workshops, attend conferences, and to work with consultants and coaches to build administrative and business skills and strengthen the economic sustainability of an organization or arts practice.

To apply: Arts organizations may receive up to $1,000 in professional development reimbursement funds for activities that will build administrative and business skills.
Applications are due on the 15th of the month with a one-month turnaround. Applications received after the 15th of a given month will be reviewed in the following month's application cycle. See more at: http://www.cciarts.org/quick_grant.htm#sthash.gxBCeM6A.dpuf.

Center for Cultural Innovation:
The Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI) works to promote knowledge sharing, networking and financial independence for individual artists and creative entrepreneurs by providing business training, grants, and incubating innovative projects that create new program knowledge, tools and practices for artists in the field. For more information, see: http://www.cciarts.org/mission_history.html.

Georgia

 

The Georgia Council for the Arts is pleased to offer Georgia's arts leaders the opportunity to attend the Alliance of Artists Communities' 2014 Conference.

The Georgia Council for the Arts is offering one scholarship for full conference registration. Georgia-based arts leaders whose organization offers support services to individual artists may apply. Attendees are asked to register by the early bird registration deadline, September 7.

To apply: Submit a statement of no more than two pages with: 1) a brief description of your organization, including the size of your FY14 budget and a summary of the support services that you provide to individual artists and 2) a description of what you hope to gain from participation in the Alliance of Artists Communities' 2014 Conference. Letters are due July 24, 2014 and should be sent to info@artistcommunities.org (with subject line: Georgia Scholarship). Awardee will be announced August 1st.

Georgia Council for the Arts: Georgia Council for the Arts empowers the arts industry in Georgia and artists around the state to cultivate healthy, vibrant communities that are rich in civic participation, cultural development and economic prosperity. As a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Georgia Council for the Arts provides grant funding, programs and services statewide that support this vital industry, preserve our cultural heritage and create increased access to high quality arts experiences. For more information, see: http://gaarts.org/.

Idaho

The Idaho Commission on the Arts is able to support Idaho arts organizations' attendance of the Alliance's October 2014 annual conference through QuickFunds Technical Assistance grants. These grants provide up to $1,500 in 1:1 matching funds for costs related to conference travel and registration. QuickFunds grants are offered quarterly. The latest QuickFunds deadline still applicable for this request is Sept. 8th. Applicants are strongly encouraged to call the office well in advance (a month or more) of their application submission and request a courtesy review by agency staff.

To apply: Download guidelines and application at: http://www.arts.idaho.gov/grants/orgquick.aspx.

 Idaho Commission on the Arts:
The Idaho Commission on the Arts endeavors to provide quality experiences in the arts for all Idahoans. 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.

 

Montana

 

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.

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.

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.

Nevada

 

The Nevada Arts Council encourage and support attendance at conferences like the Alliance of Artists Communities Annual Conference and offers Professional Development Grants for Nevada-based artists and administrators. No match required.

To apply: Organizations or individuals interested in this opportunity can apply for up to $650 to support attendance at the Alliance of Artists Communities conference on a reimbursable basis. More information and guidelines can be found here. Applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Nevada Arts Council:
The Nevada Arts Council is a division of the new Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs. NAC is divided into five programs: Artist Services, Arts Learning, Community Arts Development, Folklife, Grants. Through these program areas, NAC provides grant funding; offers professional assistance to the state's creative industry (artists, educators cultural organizations and schools); and coordinates statewide outreach programming, initiatives and activities for Nevada's residents and visitors. For more information, visit their website.

North Dakota

 

The North Dakota Arts Council encourages attendees of the Alliance of Artists Communities' conference to apply for Professional Development Grants. This grant program offers financial aid for, but not limited to, arts organizations, individual artists, arts educators, and educational institutions who wish to take advantage of informational, educational, and training opportunities relating to the arts and arts development.

To apply: Grant deadlines are monthly and individuals can apply. Grant amounts are up to $500. Guidelines and application are available at http://www.nd.gov/arts/grants/PDguidelines.html.

North Dakota Arts Council:
North Dakota Council on the Arts works to promote, preserve and perpetuate the arts in North Dakota. For more information, visit http://www.nd.gov/arts/index.html.

 

 

Ohio

 

The Ohio Arts Council is pleased to offer Ohio's arts leaders the opportunity to attend the Alliance of Artists Communities' 2014 Conference - October 20-23, Charleston SC.

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 $400 for scholarship recipients, and attendees are asked to register by the September 7 early-bird registration deadline.

Due to the limited availability of the awards, students enrolled in a degree granting program are ineligible to apply. Preference will be given to arts leaders who have not previously received an OAC scholarship.

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 should be sent to info@artistcommunities.org (with the subject line: Ohio Scholarship).

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. For more information see: http://www.oac.state.oh.us.

 

Pennsylvania

 

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: Fill out and return the short Professional Growth Application Form available here:http://pacouncilonthearts.org/docs_upload/PD_Cfinal2014save_fillrev.pdf. Applicants are encouraged to apply early.

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.

 

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' 2014 Conference.

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 early bird registration deadline.

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 July 24, 2014 and should be sent to info@artistcommunities.org (subject line: RISCA Scholarship). The awardees will be announced by August 1.

Rhode Island State Council on the Arts:
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts is a state agency supported by appropriations from the Rhode Island General Assembly and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. RISCA provides grants, technical assistance and staff support to arts organizations and artists, schools, community centers, social service organizations and local governments to bring the arts into the lives of Rhode Islanders. For more information, see http://www.arts.ri.gov/.

 

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' 2014 Conference. 

SCAC is offering two $500 sponsorships to South Carolina-based arts leaders involved with an established or developing artist residency program 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 1, 2014. Applicants are encouraged to apply early.

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.

 

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 http://www.arts.virginia.gov/grants_technical.html. Applicants are encouraged to apply early.

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.

 

Wyoming

 

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 http://wyoarts.state.wy.us/wac-grant/capacity-building/. Applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Wyoming Arts Council:
The mission 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.