Gig Fund Opens Round 2

Applications are now open for the second round of its GIG (Grow, Invest, Gather) Fund grants. Grants are $2,500 to bring touring performances to communities. Deadline 10/5 for project funding January-June 2022. Learn more and view past projects hereVIew an informational webinar here (originally presented by Arts Midwest 8/10/2021). Guidelines here. Application here. Questions, gig@artsmidwest.org

What is the GIG Fund?

Arts Midwest’s Grow, Invest, Gather (GIG) Fund provides financial support to arts organizations for rebuilding and re-imagining creative engagement in their communities amidst the challenging uncertainty affecting all corners of the creative sector. Whether your organization is recovering, starting anew, or doing your best to hold steady, this flexible support opportunity will help you grow by investing in your capacity to gather your community to experience the power of creative expression together. Funds are intended for organizations to build their capacity by having multiple points of access to support presenting performing and visual artists of high artistic merit, virtually or in-person.

Information for Applicants

Application Deadline: October 5, 2021; 11:59pm Central time

Who: Non-profit organizations located in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, or Wisconsin and the Native nations that share this geography.

What: Applicants must:

  1. ideContract with a professional performing or visual artist/ensemble of high artistic excellence and merit.
  2. Offer at least two activities featuring the artist/ensemble in an accessible facility/space.
  3. At least one activity must reach an audience with limited access to the arts.

When: Between January 1, 2022, and June 30, 2022

How much: Grant awards are $2,500. Determination of awards for each grant period is dependent upon available funds and demand within each state.

Applications for activities occurring between July 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022 will be due in Spring 2022.

Our Members

Organizations

Benzie Historical Society

Blissfest Music Organization

Cadillac Visitors Bureau

Charlevoix Circle of Arts

City Opera House

Crooked Tree Arts Center

Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology

Dennos Museum Center

Downtown Development Authority

Drama Kids – Rachael Harrell

Elizabeth Lane Oliver Center for the Arts

Glen Arbor Arts Center

Good Hart Artist Residency

Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum

Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra

Harbor Springs Festival of the Book

Interlochen Center for the Arts

Jordan River Arts Council

Leelanau Historical Society

Mash-Up Rock & Roll Musical

Michigan Legacy Art Park

National Writers Series

Northport Art Association

Old Town Playhouse

OrdinaryVirtues.com

Parallel 45 Theatre Festival

Raven and Lotus LLC

The Croft Residency

The Historic Vogue Theatre of Manistee

Traverse City Arts Commission

Traverse City Dance Project

Traverse Symphony Orchestra

Twisted Fish Gallery

Up North Arts

Voices Without Borders

Individuals

Amanda Kik

Becky Lancaster

Daniel Stewart

Edward Kocher

Elizabeth Calcutt

Gary Gatzke

Greta Bolger

H. Eleanor Jones

Heather Harris-Brady

Ian Jones

Jared Oosterhart

Jim Young

Kristi Wodek

Leslie Donaldson

Linda Dewey

Maia Hausler

Mark Bowyer

Mary Gillett

Megan Heator

Melissa Johnson

Mercedes Michalowski

Michelle Bien

Molly Thompson

Monica Stokes

Nick Walsh

Renee Hintz

Sharon Hubbard

Susan Wenzlick

Ted Alan

Walter J. Lee

Our Members

Organizations

Charlevoix Circle of Arts

Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology

Dennos Museum Center

Elizabeth Lane Oliver Center for the Arts

Good Hart Artist Residency

Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra

Leelanau Historical Society

Michigan Legacy Art Park

National Writers Series

OrdinaryVirtues.com

Traverse City Dance Project

Glen Arbor Arts Center

Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum

Jordan River Arts Council

Mash-Up Rock & Roll Musical

City Opera House

Benzie Historical Society

Harbor Springs Festival of the Book

Downtown Development Authority

The Historic Vogue Theatre of Manistee

Northport Art Association

Voices Without Borders

Blissfest Music Organization

Raven and Lotus LLC

Traverse City Arts Commission

Crooked Tree Arts Center

Up North Arts

Cadillac Visitors Bureau

Parallel 45 Theatre Festival

Old Town Playhouse

Twisted Fish Gallery

Interlochen Center for the Arts

Traverse Symphony Orchestra

Drama Kids – Rachael Harrell

The Croft Residency

Individuals

Gary Gatzke

Ian Jones

Jim Young

Kristi Wodek

Mark Bowyer

Mary Gillett

Megan Heator

Molly Thompson

Renee Hintz

Susan Wenzlick

Ted Alan

Greta Bolger

Edward Kocher

Nick Walsh

Heather Harris-Brady

Monica Stokes

Amanda Kik

Mercedes Michalowski

Sharon Hubbard

Leslie Donaldson

Elizabeth Calcutt

Maia Hausler

Becky Lancaster

Linda Dewey

Melissa Johnson

Daniel Stewart

Walter J. Lee

Michelle Bien

Jared Oosterhart

H. Eleanor Jones

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