WHAT IS A GENERATOR GRANT?
Amplify Generator Grants emphasize professional development by assisting Omaha area artists through the entire process of organizing, marketing, and presenting a curated exhibition or performance. Generator Grants are designed to encourage artists to make their own opportunities through self-organizing, cultivate stronger peer communities, and connect emerging artists to wider audiences and patrons.
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?
Artists develop a curatorial concept, schedule studio visits with other artists, identify potential venues, and create press releases and marketing materials to promote their event. Amplify Arts is there each step of the way to lend support, advice, and resources that enable artist-generated content to take shape outside the context of larger institutional systems.
WHY PUBLIC PROGRAMS?
Generator Grant recipients also organize one public program in conjunction with their event. Public programs might include, screenings, live performances, readings, lectures, workshops, or skill sharing sessions, just to name a few. By attaching public programming to each exhibition, artists reactivate their event, foster critical dialogue, and contribute to making Omaha’s cultural landscape more vibrant.
WHEN DO I APPLY?
Applications for Generator Grants are now closed. Submissions will be accepted again in the fall of 2019.