WHAT IS AMPLIFY’S ESSENTIALS FUND?

The Essentials Fund is a pot of grant money that supports two grant designations: Emergency Grants and Micro Grants. This fund was instated to increase access to professional tools and respond to unforeseen events that negatively impact an artist’s practice. The Essentials Fund totals $10,000 for the entire year.

WHAT IS AN EMERGENCY GRANT?

Emergency Grants are intended to provide interim financial assistance to qualified artists whose needs are the results of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to resolve the situation. Each grant is given as one-time assistance for a specific emergency. Emergency Grants average $1,000.

 

WHAT ARE IS A MICRO GRANT?

Micro Grants are one-time grants for capacity-building support items like supplies, business cards, and professional development (excluding Amplify Arts Programs).

WHEN DO I APPLY?

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and will be reviewed and awarded quarterly (March, June, September, December).