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 here. VIew an informational webinar here (originally presented by Arts Midwest 8/10/2021). Guidelines here. Application here. Questions, email@example.com
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:
- ideContract with a professional performing or visual artist/ensemble of high artistic excellence and merit.
- Offer at least two activities featuring the artist/ensemble in an accessible facility/space.
- 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.