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The Alaska State Council on the Arts accepts Community Arts Development Grant applications quarterly. These grants are designed to stimulate grassroots arts activity and encourage statewide public interest and participation in the arts. The grants help small Alaskan nonprofit organizations develop arts programs in underserved areas of the state, underserved art disciplines, and underserved art audiences. 


Underserved communities or populations are defined as those whose access to arts programs, services or resources or whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, economic conditions, cultural demographic, sociopolitical circumstances, disability, age, or other demonstrable factors.


Examples of arts programming funded by this grant category are art exhibits, concerts, dance performances and festivals, workshops, readings, and theater productions. Grants may also be awarded to assist organizations advance in the area of arts administration including board, accounting systems and budget development. Priority is given to organizations that have no paid staff and operate on a volunteer basis.


The deadlines are June 1, September 1, December 1, and March 1.


Proposed arts activities must occur between the first of the month following the award date and June 30 (end of the state fiscal year).


Alaskan nonprofit organizations, schools, local government agencies and tribal entities proposing in state arts or cultural heritage activities are eligible for one Community Arts Development grant per state fiscal year. All funded programs must be open to the public. The primary purpose of the program may not be for academic credit.


Applicants must:

* have non profit status;
* be incorporated for at least one year prior to the application deadline;
* provide proof of incorporation and a copy of an IRS letter showing tax-exempt status.


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