ArtsBuild: Submit Applications for Mission Support Grant Program (US)
The ArtsBuild is seeking applications for the Mission Support Grant Program to support access to the arts by providing general operating funds for eligible and approved arts organizations that have year-round, on-going programs that are vital to the cultural life of the community.
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The Mission Support grant provides funding for up to 10% of the budget of an organization’s annual operating budget. These grants are intended to supplement other revenues – earned, contributed to, and generated by the organization.
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Organizations must meet the following requirements to be eligible for operating support:
A primary mission of year-round arts and cultural programming.
Organization must be in existence for 3 years and pursue programs that are vital to the cultural life of the community.
Organizations must demonstrate broad, diverse, and inclusive community access to their programs and operations.
Minimum yearly operation budget of $50,000 in the last completed fiscal year. (*ArtsBuild understands that due to the circumstances of COVID-19 that organizations annual budgets have dropped below $50k, due to this, please note that the review panel will evaluate your operating budget for the last three years).
Current 501 (c) (3) federal tax-exempt status with a primary place of business in Hamilton County.
Bylaws approved by the Board of Directors of the organization.
Professional, qualified staff to manage the day-to-day operations and personnel to ensure high-quality programs to constituents.
An active and financially (including in-kind) supportive Board of Directors representing the culturally diverse community and operating under a Board-approved rotation policy with specified terms.
A Board of Directors that is accountable for:
Leadership: ensuring the organization is leading the charge to create as much positive impact as possible, on behalf of the community served by the organization.
Legal: keeping the organization in compliance with all laws that relate to its activities, including the organization’s conflict of interest policy.
Operational: ensuring the organization’s work is getting done in all program/operational areas, and that all work is being done ethically, legally and effectively.
Fiduciary Oversight: Acquiring sufficient resources for the organization’s operations and accounting to the public for its services and the expenditure of its funds.
Strategic Planning: Approving and keeping current a multi-year strategic plan that addresses program excellence, institutional stability, educational and outreach programs, audience development and audience, staff, and board diversity goals and objectives.
For more information, visit https://artsbuild.gosmart.org/