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Madison Arts Commission Annual Arts Grants-Guidelines, Applications, Workshops, and Drop-in Assistance

February 12, 2016 4:59 PM

I encourage anyone interested to apply for City of Madison funds for Madison artists and non-profit organizations through the Madison Arts Commission's annual grant programs. The updated guidelines and applications for 2016 are now published on MAC's website

http://www.cityofmadison.com/dpced/planning/grant-programs-and-direct-purchases/1615/

THE DEADLINE TO APPLY IS TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2016.
 
Project Grants provide up to $3,000 for performances, exhibitions, or events that enrich the cultural lives of Madison citizens. New this year: Arts Education Grants provide up to $3,000 for extracurricular arts-based educational programming, Legacy Grants provide up to $1,500 for organizations that provide consistent, quality events, and programs year after year; and Individual Artist Fellowships provide up to $1,500 to help support artists to create and share original work.
 
MADISON ARTS COMMISSION GRANT WRITING WORKSHOPS (Free -- Registration Required)
 
Thinking of applying? The Madison Arts Commission invites you to attend a MAC Grant Writing Workshop. There is no cost for this one-hour workshop intended to give you a brief introduction to MAC's grants process, review our updated guidelines, answer your grant related questions, and describe the panel review of your application (workshop does not cover the BLINK program). 
 
Workshop Dates:

Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 6:30 PM

Friday, February 12, 2016 at Noon

Location: Room 260 of the Madison Municipal Building, 215 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
 
All are invited, but new applicants are especially encouraged to attend. 
 
Arts Grants Workshop Space is limited, email Karin Wolf, Arts Program Administrator to register (kwolf@cityofmadison.com). Please include your name, title, and/or name of your organization, email address and phone number in your registration email.
 
MADISON ARTS COMMISSION GRANT ASSISTANCE CLINIC (Free Drop-in)
 
MAC also offers volunteer one-on-one assistance with the applications in free clinics held at the Madison Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin. Drop in to ask questions about MAC Grants and receive personal assistance.
 
Drop-in Assistance Clinic Dates/Location:  

Thursday, February 25, 2016 from 5pm-8pm (first floor conference room)

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 from 5pm-8pm (study room 111)

Saturday, March 5,  2016 from 11am-2pm (study room 111)

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 from 5pm-8pm (study room 209)

Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 11am-2pm (first floor conference room)

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