Arts Build Communities Grants Available/Workshop Offered by Johnson City Arts Council06.16.2005
The Johnson City Area Arts Council (JCAAC) is currently accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations for funding arts projects in its five-county service area through the Arts Build Communities (ABC) grant program.
A general workshop for potential applicants will be offered Tuesday, July 12 at 10:00 a.m. at the Johnson City Area Arts Council office, 214 East Main Street. Call (423) 928-8229 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your space at the workshop.
The deadline for submitting grant applications to the Johnson City Area Arts Council will be Friday, Sept. 2 at 4 p.m. for projects taking place between October 15, 2005 and June 15, 2006. Grant awards will be announced in October.
Prior to submitting grant applications, nonprofit agencies must call the Arts Council or e-mail a letter of interest and discuss the proposed project with the JCAAC executive director or grants administrator.
Some examples of eligible projects are those that involve and promote Tennessee artists; workshops, festivals and conferences; public performances, productions and exhibitions produced by the applicant organization; improved program accessibility for special constituencies; touring projects that bring professional performers to communities; extensions of literary projects, to name a few.
The ABC grant program is funded by the Tennessee General Assembly and administered in cooperation with the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Johnson City Area Arts Council. The objective of ABC grants is to build communities by nurturing artists, arts organizations (including local art agencies) and arts supporters in each of Tennessee's 95 counties.
The Johnson City Area Arts Council is a regranting local arts agency designated by the Tennessee Arts Commission to handle the ABC grant program in Carter, Greene, Johnson, Unicoi and Washington counties. The JCAAC will sub-grant these funds through a competitive grant process for arts activities being undertaken by non-profit organizations (or government entity, such as public schools, public libraries, Parks and Recreation departments). The JCAAC will also provide technical assistance to artists, arts organizations and other non-profit groups to help develop the cultural resources in that county, and in effect, "build communities."
Arts Build Communities arts project support provides funds for a variety of quality arts projects. Funds awarded to a single organization in this category range from $500 to $3,000 and must be matched dollar-for-dollar. Applications must contain a clear, single-project focus. Applications and guidelines, including detailed eligibility information, may be obtained via the website of the Tennessee Arts Commission, http://arts.state.tn.us/programabc.htm.