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Over a half-million dollars in grant funding available to support arts & culture in Madison

The City of Madison distributes funds to Madison artists and non-profit organizations through the Madison Arts Commission's annual grant programs.

Additionally, this year MAC has a one-time opportunity, for 501(c) 3 non-profits and local federally recognized tribes, to apply for the Artists at Work grant to support salaries for creative workers.

The updated Annual Grant guidelines and application for 2022/23 as well as the Artists at Work Grant opportunity are now published on MAC’s website

Annual Arts Grants
Project Grants provide up to $3,000 for performances, exhibitions, or events that enrich the cultural lives of Madison citizens. Arts Education Grants provide up to $3,000 for co-curricular and 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. The Deadline to apply for Annual Arts Grants is March 15, 2022

Artists at Work Grants
The City of Madison is seeking proposals for 2022-2023 that will contribute to workforce development and diversification of the creative sector. The Artists at Work (AAW) program will provide a unique opportunity for one-time support of either $15,000 or $25,000 for organizations wishing to reinstate an arts position that they eliminated due to the COVID-19 pandemic or establish a new position utilizing the unique skills of artists and creative workers for organizational sustainability.

Proposals for positions that employ and utilize the unique skills of artists and creative workers will be reviewed in two phases.
Phase 1 – General applicant info and statement of interest. 
Phase 2 –  Applicants who are invited to progress onto the second phase will be asked to provide the following information. Full application including position description, salary information, letters of recommendation, supplemental materials.

Madison Arts Commission Grant Writing Support & One-on-One assistance 
Thinking of applying? The Madison Arts Commission is happy to assist you. A virtual workshop is posted on the grants web page that outlines MAC’s grants process and reviews our updated guidelines. Receive personal assistance or request one-on-one support from a Madison Arts Commission staff person or volunteer by emailing MadisonArts@CityofMadison.Com