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Grants to Arkansas Arts Nonprofits to Support Operations and Promote Diversity in the Arts Sector

Arts in Arkansas Fund


GrantWatch ID# 206742
Agency: Foundation

Funding Source
Arkansas Community Foundation
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Geographic Focus
USA: Arkansas

Important Dates
Deadline: 12/19/22 5:00 PM CST

Grant Description
Grants of up to $5,000 to Arkansas nonprofit arts and cultural organizations to support general operations. Priority funding is intended to assist organizations led by or emphasizing programs for Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color, and to promote geographic diversity among the grant recipients. Grants can be used to maintain vital arts programming and provide or expand new arts programming that is otherwise inaccessible or limited to the organization’s target audience.

This program aims to target resources at organizations that focus on the work of historically marginalized racial and ethnic communities. The selection committee will prioritize identifying a slate of grant recipients that includes strong representation from organizations led by and serving BIPOC communities. The selection committee will also take into consideration the demographics of the specific geographic communities served by applicants.



Recipient

Eligibility
  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Criteria for Eligibility
Organizations must:
- Have had a total annual operating budget of $500,000 or less during the organization’s most recently completed fiscal year
- Have a primary mission or key programmatic focus on visual and/or performing arts
- Have a demonstrated track record of providing visual and/or performing arts programming, a majority of which was delivered in the state of Arkansas within the last 12 months
- Be located in the state of Arkansas
- Hold 501(c)3 nonprofit status from the IRS (or have a fiscal sponsor who confirms their support of the application)

Organizations classified as “BIPOC-led or -serving” could include those for that:
- Half or more board members identify as BIPOC
- Half or more of senior staff leaders identify as BIPOC
- The executive director identifies as BIPOC
- A majority of target audiences identify as BIPOC.

Although the selection committee will prioritize identifying a slate of grant recipients that includes strong representation from organizations led by and serving BIPOC communities, other organizations may also apply.

Pre-Application Information
Timeline:
- Application open: Monday, November 21, 2022
- Submission deadline: Monday, December 19, 2022, at 5 p.m. CST
- Notice of all grant decisions will be communicated by February 2023

Question preview: https://www.grantinterface.com/Form/Preview/QuestionList?urlkey=arcfgrant&form=934789&request=8603283

Number of Grants
The Community Foundation will award a total of 15 organizations.

Estimated Size of Grant
$5,000 ($2,500 in year one, and $2,500 in year two).

Term of Contract
Two years: February 2023 - February 2025

Contact Information
Apply online: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=arcfgrant

Arkansas Community Foundation
5 Allied Drive, Suite 51110
Building 5, 11th Floor
Little Rock, AR 72202
501.372.1116
arcf@arcf.org

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