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Art grant idea?I'm in a class where we have to apply for an art grant for a work of...

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volleyball96 | Student, Grade 10 | Honors

Posted September 13, 2012 at 4:18 PM via web

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Art grant idea?

I'm in a class where we have to apply for an art grant for a work of art, project, or cultural event. Any ideas?? The highest grant we can apply for is worth $10,000.


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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted September 17, 2012 at 4:48 AM (Answer #2)

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It depends on where you are, but you can investigate local museums for grant ideas. There are also a number of national grants. The grant you apply for should be something in your comfort area, and that means both geographically and in terms of the medium. Here is a web site for a few grants: http://www.nea.gov/grants/apply/index.html
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ask996 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

Posted October 13, 2012 at 5:46 PM (Answer #3)

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Your best bet when applying for a grant of this type is to find a way to tie the cultural event into the community in which you live. Many of the grant committees want to see that the money is being used to develop or improve the cultural awareness of art within the community. This could be arranging a poetry reading, creating a writing group, bringing a repertoire company into the community--anything that enriches  your local community would be a good idea.

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e-martin | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted November 4, 2012 at 4:26 PM (Answer #4)

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You might propose to use the art grant money to host a sculpture and/or natural sculpture contest in a public space, or in partnership with a local business (or businesses). The sculpture or art can be donated to the space where the contest is held. 

This is a nice way to build community, get exposure for local arts and artists, and to beautify a neighborhood. 

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