March 06, 2009


Chicago Community Trust Announces Arts Engagement Grant Program for Small Organizations

Deadline: April 15, 2009

As part of the Arts Engagement Exchange (formerly the Chicago Wallace Audience Engagement Network), the Chicago Community Trust ( ) has collaborated with the Wallace Foundation ( ) and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs to create knowledge-sharing sessions and small grants for arts organizations working to build, diversify, and engage audiences. This new grant opportunity is designed to ensure that marketing momentum is not lost due to economic concerns.

Grants awarded through the program are solely for the purpose of marketing productions, programs, and exhibits that are being planned for the 2009-10 season. Proposals may include all marketing-related expenses, including marketing staff and a reasonable percent of executive or support staff; all other aspects of the production, program, exhibit, or events must be obtained from other sources, which should be clearly identified.

Applicants must be nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations located in the metro Chicago area. Applicants must have annual budgets of less than $1 million and must have at least one paid employee Grants will range in size from to $5,000 to $25,000.

Visit the CCT Web site for complete program guidelines.

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New Jersey State Council on the Arts Announces Guidelines for Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program

Deadline: April 3, 2009

The New Jersey State Council on the Arts ( ) has announced the availability of guidelines for its 2010 Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program.

Folk Arts Apprenticeships support the traditional arts and crafts of New Jersey's many different cultural communities, helping talented apprentice artists further hone their skills by working
directly with a master artist belonging to a shared community.

Apprentices may request up to $3,000 each to support an intensive regimen of study with a master artist for up to twelve months. The application process requires that each interested apprentice apply with a master artist as a team by providing comprehensive, detailed information of their shared artistic cultural backgrounds and their planned scope of work together.

Visit the Council on the Arts Web site for complete program information.

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