Amplify’s Artist Grants program reiterates our mission to make Omaha a great place for artists to live, work, and thrive. Awarded to individual artists, duos, and collectives to support their practice or realize a public project, grant money contributes to the dynamic growth of a community rich in disciplinary and cultural diversity. Awards become catalysts for artists at various stages in their careers to explore new ideas and establish more robust, critical practices.
PUBLIC IMPACT GRANTS
Amplify’s Public Impact Grant is a $10,000 award to an individual artist, collaborative duo, or artist collective working toward realizing a large-scale, public facing project that responds to a specific concern within their immediate community. This award is designed to support artists and organizers working to address systemic issues and affect positive change. Awardees are given financial and organizational support and have one year to complete their project.
ARTIST SUPPORT GRANTS
Artist Support Grants are designed to give artists the chance to experiment and create new work, develop new audiences, and exhibit outside the confines of larger institutional systems. By recognizing and awarding financial support to exceptional artists in the region, Amplify helps reach new audiences, advance their careers, and enhance the city’s profile as a place where artists live, work, and thrive. Artist Support Grants and the Drew Billings Artist Support Grant are $5,000 unrestricted awards.
Generator Grants emphasize professional development by assisting Omaha-area artists throughout the entire process of organizing, marketing, and presenting a curated exhibition or performance. 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 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.
The Amplify Essentials Fund is a safety net for Omaha-area artists. Awards will be split between Emergency and Micro Grants. Emergency Grants will average $1,000 and are interim financial assistance to qualified artists whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to resolve the situation. Micro Grants will average $250 and are one-time grants for capacity-building support items like supplies, business cards, and professional development.