FY 2024 grants will open Sept. 8
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The 2024 Independent Artist Grant Application Window will open Thursday, February 1 and close on Sunday, March 3.
The Kent Cultural Alliance announces 2023 Independent Artist Grants for Kent County Artists.
The Kent Cultural Alliance (KCA) will open applications for the 2023 Independent Artist Grants application in on April 17. These $500 grants are open to any artist who is living and creating in Kent County. This will be a one-time cash grant, made possible by Arts Relief funding from the Maryland State Arts Council. With the end of public pandemic relief funding upon us, ongoing funding for the Independent Artist Grant will be raised by the KCA. The KCA’s Grand Opening Weekend Concert on March 25th brought in nearly $4,000 to seed this fund for 2024 grants.
The application includes questions about the artists’ practice, plans for using funding and the exhibition of their work. (As with all KCA funding, these grants are only available to Kent County residents. If you do not live in Kent County, please contact your County Arts Council to inquire about funding in your county.)
t is not a requirement of this grant that art is your primary source of income. The KCA’s definition of art is multidisciplinary and includes practices often referred to as craft. The funds from this grant can be used to purchase supplies, go towards a studio rental, marketing costs, equipment repairs, or anything else that is directly related to your art. (Funds may not be used for travel)
The Kent Cultural Alliance serves the residents of Kent County supporting and creating inclusive artistic and cultural experiences designed to connect communities through shared conversations. In a change from 2023, and following a model created by the Maryland State Arts Council, all qualified applicants will have their names placed into a randomizer in order to select 40 artists to receive the funds. This will not be a first come/ first served process.
If you have any questions, please call the KCA at 410-778-3700 or email the Deputy Director, Hester Sachse at email@example.com
Artists can also pick up a paper application at the Raimond Center, 101 Spring Avenue, Chestertown, open Monday – Friday from 10 am to 4 pm.
APPLICATION IS NOW CLOSED
The Project Grant Application is now available!
PROJECT GRANTS are reviewed internally on a rolling basis until funds are depleted. KCA will limit Project Grants to one per organization, per year, as funding allows.
The General Operating Grant for FY24 is now closed.
The General Operating Grant Application is now available!
The Deadline for the submission of ALL General Operating Grant Applications is October 6, 2023 by 5 p.m.
If you need any clarification or for more information, please call KCA Director, John Schratwieser at 410-778-3700 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kent County Artist Grant – CLOSED
Due to an overwhelmingly positive response in applications for this Artists’ Grant, we are closing the application process at this time. We will do our best to make more funding like this available in the future & we are excited to work with so many wonderful artists throughout Kent County.
The Kent Cultural Alliance announces grants for artists in Kent County. These are one-time grants for $500 and are open to any artist who is a resident of Kent County. This will be a one-time cash grant, made possible by emergency funding from the Maryland State Arts Council that requires a simple application which does not include any financial information.
FY 2022 Grants
The Kent Cultural Alliance announces the opening of its new fiscal year grant cycle on September 1, 2021. As a result of new funding from the Maryland State Arts Council, the KCA is instituting a new, one-time grant category for Independent Artists, in addition to its regular General Operating grants and its Community-based Project grants.
Beginning September 1, 2021, applicants may apply for funding as follows:
General Operating Grants for FY 2022
These grants are for arts organizations based in and serving Kent County, Maryland. Arts production, education, performance must be the primary function of an applicant to this category. A full application is required and applications will be Due by October 15, 2021
Project Grants for FY 2022
These grants are available to any community organization based in and serving Kent County, Maryland. The KCA can provide up to $1,000 for arts and culture related activities of a community organization. A full application is required. These grants are rolling (no deadline) until the fund is depleted or June 30, 2022 (whichever comes first).
Independent Artist Grants for FY 2022
Thanks to emergency funding from the Maryland State Arts Council, the KCA is able to provide one-time unrestricted cash grants to artists living and working in Kent County. These grants are need-based, and require an application with financial information. Grants may be as high as $1,000, but the amount will depend on the number of applicants. This will be a one time application process that will open on October 1, 2021 with an application due date of October 31, 2021.
The Kent Cultural Alliance serves the residents of Kent County supporting and creating inclusive artistic and cultural experiences designed to connect communities through shared conversations.
It is the vision of the Kent Cultural Alliance that all residents of Kent County engage in important civic and social conversation using artistic and cultural experiences as a conduit for connection.
For more information please call 410-778-3700, or email the director, John Schratwieser, at email@example.com