Although not required, it is strongly recommended that applicants attend an application workshop, as well as review their proposal and support materials with appropriate staff at their designated regional arts partner. United Arts and regional arts partners are available to help applicants submit complete and competitive proposals.
Application workshops provide information about the grant process and tips on strengthening your application. All workshops will be held virtually via Zoom. Please register in advance for one of the below workshops through this online form.
- Thursday, August 27 at 11:00 am
- Saturday, August 29 at 10:00 am
- Wednesday, September 2 at 5:30 pm
Budget Preparation Tips
- Project Expenses must occur during the project period, January 1, 2021 – June 30, 2021.
- Itemize a list of ALL project expenses in the Project Budget table provided within the online application.
- The proposed project’s expenses should provide detail.
- The budget should be consistent with the project described in the project narrative.
- Review figures for accuracy.
- Round figures to the nearest dollar.
- Do not include “$” signs, only numbers.
- Up to 50% of the grant may be used to pay the artist applicant for their work on the project.
- Include materials and supplies, equipment rental or purchase, space rental, and promotion and marketing fees.
- Be sure to list any other expenses related to your proposed project. These may include artist fees—for example, dancers, other musicians, scene designers, and so on. And they can also encompass non-artist professional fees—for photographers, consultants, sound technicians, and so forth. Take time to research the fair value of each of these expenses by getting quotes from several different sources.
- If applicable, your budget should also include additional sources of income for your proposed project, including other grants/donations and funding that you are providing. Show your own financial contribution to the project and other sources of income. Expense of your own money is not required; nevertheless, if you can show you are investing your own funds (over and above your time) to accomplish a project, your commitment to it will be obvious. If you are pursuing or have secured donations from others, especially for more ambitious projects, say so. Just leave enough room on the expected income side of your budget to make it clear that you do need the grant.