WHAT IS THE ESSENTIALS FUND?

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

WHAT IS AN EMERGENCY GRANT?

Emergency Grants 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.

WHAT IS A MICRO GRANT?

Micro Grants are one-time grants for capacity-building support items like supplies, research, travel, equipment/software, marketing or promotional materials, and professional development (excluding Amplify Arts Programs).

WHEN DO I APPLY?

Applications for Micro Grants are accepted on a rolling basis and will be reviewed and awarded quarterly (March, June, September, December). Apply here. Artist who receive a Micro Grant award must wait one full year to reapply.

Applications for Emergency Grants are accepted on a rolling basis and will be reviewed and awarded as soon as possible. Apply here.


PAST MICRO GRANT RECIPIENTS