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Grant Opportunity – Center for Cultural Innovation (Apply July 10 – Sept 4)

July 10 - September 4

The Investing in Artists: Tools & Equipment program (the Fund) will award grants of $1,000 – $5,000 to individual craft artists to purchase artistic tools, materials, or equipment that support their ability to make object-based work. The Fund is open to individual craft artists, craftspeople, and artisans in the United States and its Territories, with geographic eligibility rotating over the 2024 – 2026 funding cycle.

Funding will be awarded through a competitive grant application process. Competitive applicants will present a clear request, demonstrate a sustained commitment to their craft, and illustrate how funding will provide linchpin support, such as enabling the artist to get started in their field, meet demand, address safety requirements or other regulations, replace outdated or damaged equipment, or reach a higher standard of quality or craftsmanship. In other words, funding will support craft artists’ ability to make work. A total of $50,000 is available in each round of funding.

Diverse panelists with craft expertise will be invited to review eligible applications and make award recommendations. Panelists will aim to ensure that recommended grantees reflect the diversity of the craft landscape, including those who are under the radar in their field or discipline, such as people of color, folk and traditional artists, and women.

Applications will be accepted beginning July 10, 2024, at 9 a.m. PDT and accepted until September 4, 2024, at 11:59 a.m. (morning) PDT. Complete applications must be submitted by the deadline—no exceptions will be made. In addition, applications with missing or inaccessible content (e.g., corrupted or password-protected files) will not be reviewed.

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July 10
September 4


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