Madison Arts Commission Arts Grants Workshops & Clinics

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 4:04pm

The City of Madison distributes funds to Madison artists and non-profit organizations through the Madison Arts Commission's annual grant programs. The arts commission has developed NEW guidelines and applications for 2014 and is moving to a completely digital submission process using Dropbox.
Project Grants provide up to $3,000 for performances, exhibitions or events that enrich the cultural lives of Madison citizens. ArtWORKS! Grants provide up to $3,000 for extracurricular arts-based educational programming, and Summer Concert Grants provide up to $3,000 for outdoor summer concert series. March 15, 2014 is the deadline to apply.
Thinking of applying? The Madison Arts Commission invites you to attend a MAC Grant Writing Workshop led by Commissioner Leslee Nelson and Program Administrator Karin Wolf. 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). 

  • Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at Noon
  • Monday, February 24, 2014 at 6:30 P.M.

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 ( To register include your name or name of your organization, title, email address and phone number.
MAC will also offer one-on-one assistance with the new digital application system at free clinics held at the Madison Central Library. This year the Madison Arts Commission made significant changes to its grant submission process, including an online filing process.  Drop in to ask questions about MAC Grants and receive assistance uploading grant application documents through Dropbox.

  • Thursday, February 27, 2014 from 5pm-8pm
  • Thursday, March 6, 2014 from 5pm-8pm
  • Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 11am-1pm
  • Thursday, March 13, 2014 from 5pm-8pm
  • Friday, March 14, 2014 from 11am-1pm

Location: All Grant Clinics will be held in the first floor conference room of the Madison Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin.