Saratoga Arts accepting Proposals for Community Arts Grants Program – United States

Saratoga Arts accepting Proposals for Community Arts Grants Program – United States


Saratoga Arts offers funding for arts and cultural projects and programs in Fulton, Montgomery, and Saratoga Counties.

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Community Arts Grants regrants public funds to artists, non-profit organizations, municipalities and other government entities in Fulton, Montgomery, and Saratoga Counties, in partnership with qualifying organizations and artists, to present arts and cultural programs of high artistic merit in local communities.

The priority of Community Arts Grants is to fund the arts-related aspect for the proposed program:

Artist fees
Art-related supplies and materials needed for the execution of the program
Expenses associated with the arts-related components of the program; i.e.: exhibitions, workshop series, performances, festivals, screenings or readings.
Marketing/publicity and other outreach costs
Percentage of Administrative Expenses Related to Arts Project

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Grant applications for the 2021 grant cycle will be evaluated on the basis of the following funding priorities:

Encouragement of diverse arts and cultural programming of high artistic quality throughout Fulton, Montgomery, or Saratoga County that promote inclusivity.
Creative, original and new approaches for bringing the arts to the public
Participation of rural, minority and economically disadvantaged populations
Strengthen collaborative efforts between nonprofit organizations, between artists and between organizations and artists
Funding Information

Applicants may request $500 – $5,000. Applicants may apply for up to three separate projects (totaling no more than $5,000).
Eligibility Criteria

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Applicants must meet certain eligibility requirements in order to be considered for Community Arts Grants funds.

Applicant MUST be a nonprofit or local government entity or a sponsored individual artist in partnership with a non-profit located in Fulton, Montgomery, or Saratoga County.
Applicant artists must be 18 years old.
If Applicant is an organization they must submit proof of their non-profit status. (A NYS Tax Exempt Certificate is not a form of proof for non-profit status and can not be accepted.).
If Applicant is a local government municipality or other entity, they must provide proof through submitting a letter of intent on official letterhead.
Applicant must have an active Board of Directors/ Trustees or other volunteer advisory group that meets regularly.
Applicant must demonstrate a need for funding through updated financial data.
Applicant must not exclude persons with disabilities, according to the 1991 Americans with Disabilities Act, and the proposed arts event must take place in a handicap accessible location, if its a live event.
Chapters of national organizations must have their own non-profit status in Fulton, Montgomery, or Saratoga County and may not use the non-profit status of group-ruling parent organizations.
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