Individual Artist Grants are intended for projects that center on the professional growth of an artist. Applicants can apply for an Individual Artist Grant  between $1,000 and $2,500. These funds can  be used for projects of a sole artist or a lead artist in a collaborative art form. While the community doesn't have to directly participate in the creation of the project, the project must be presented to the public or be otherwise made available to the public.

INDIVIDUAL ARTIST GRANT GUIDELINES

Our application platform allows you to save your progress and return to your application at anytime. However, due to the limitations in our application platform, applicants can only view one section of the application at a time while applying. If you would like to view the Individual Artist Grant Application in its entirety, you are welcome to click the link below to download a PDF of the Individual Artist Grant.

*NOTE*: Preview copies of the Individual Artist Grant Application are provided only as a curtesy to applicants. Paper applications or PDF applications submitted via mail, in person, or through email will not be accepted. Only applications submitted through the official online application portal will be accepted.

WHO CAN APPLY FOR AN INDIVIDUAL ARTIST GRANT?

  • Individual artists or individuals representing groups of artists of all artistic disciplines whose legal address is in Fulton, Montgomery, or Saratoga County and who have not been granted an Individual Artist Grant in the previous three cycles (2022, 2021, or 2020). 
  • Artists must be over the age of 18 and not enrolled in full time study.
  • All projects must take place within the same county as the applicant's legal address.
  • Applicants may submit up to three requests in any combination of categories (Community Arts, Individual Artist, and/or Arts Education) totaling no more than $5,000 across all applications
  • Projects must engage the public or be otherwise made available to the public in some manner (i.e., an exhibition, a reading, a performance, etc.)

For further eligibility requirements as well as information about funding priorities for 2023, please consult the 2023 Individual Artist Grants Guidelines

HOW DO I APPLY FOR A COMMUNITY ARTS GRANT?

  1. Review the Individual Artist Grant Guidelines in its entirety.
  2. Identify the project for which you want to seek funding.
  3. Create a project description/narrative that details what your project is and how funds from the Community Arts Grants will be used.
  4. Gather all Required Documents described in the Individual Artist Grant Guidelines.
  5. Begin application (requires Gmail account). Application can be saved and resumed at any time.
  6. Complete all required fields within the application and ensure that all required documents are properly attached to your application.
  7. Submit application.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

Below is a list of materials and documents you will be asked to provide during the application process. Please upload documents in PDF or excel format. For a more detailed description of required documents, please consult the Individual Artist Grants Guidelines.

 Documents

1. Proof of Residency 

2. Project Budget Form (Download Template)

Support Materials

1. Brief Project Description (70 words or less)

2. Project Overview (Longform)

3. Description of how project will impact the community (Longform)

4. Artistic Support Materials (Up to 5 Samples)

5. Artist Statement

6. Artist(s) Resumes

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