WHAT IS AN ARTIST SUPPORT GRANT?
Artist Support Grants are designed to give artists of all disciplines the chance to experiment and create new work, develop new audiences, and exhibit outside the confines of larger institutional systems. These awards are unrestricted, meaning the recipient can use the award for whatever will support their practice best. By recognizing and awarding financial support to exceptional artists in the region, Amplify seeks to strengthen artists’ voices, advance their careers, and enhance Omaha’s profile as a place where artists can live and work.
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?
Grant recipients participate in two events that are free and open to the public. The first is a public program, led or organized by the grant recipient, that investigates their process and/or provides context and an opportunity to better understand their individual creative practice. Grant recipients also attend a special reception, alongside fellow awardees, at the end of the year. Recipients are also required to submit a final report at the end of their grant term.
DREW BILLINGS ARTIST SUPPORT GRANT
Amplify Arts is honored to award the Drew Billings Artist Support Grant each year. The purpose of the award is to continue Drew Billing’s legacy of selfless devotion to the creative community and promote innovative artistic expression and the creative process by encouraging and supporting local independent performing artists. This $5,000 award supports the development, creation, and presentation of a performance-based artistic venture. Applications are currently closed, please check back for updates. Learn more about the Drew Billings Artist Support Grant here.
*Applications for 2020 Artist Support Grants will open in January 2020. In the meantime, find answers to frequently asked questions about our Grants Program here.
CURRENT ARTIST SUPPORT GRANT RECIPIENTS
PAST ARTIST SUPPORT GRANT RECIPIENTS