WHAT IS A PUBLIC IMPACT GRANT?
Amplify’s Public Impact Grants are awarded after a submission review process 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. These $10,000 awards are designed to support artists and organizers working to address systemic issues and affect positive change.
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?
Public Impact Grant recipients have one year from the date the grant is awarded to realize their project. Applicants must identify neighborhood associations, community boards, municipal bodies, businesses or other entities involved in their project; propose a timeline; and account for all expenses in a final report due at the end of the grant period.
WHAT ARE THE RESTRICTIONS?
Artists and organizers must submit proposals that address systemic issues relevant to communities with which they identify closely. “Community” in this sense of the word may indicate a geographic area, shared identity, social group working toward a common goal, etc. Applicants must demonstrate a thorough commitment to their community and an understanding of the potential hurdles that may challenge their project from both within and outside of that community.
WHEN DO I APPLY?
Applications are now closed for the 2019-2020 cycle. Applications for the 2020-2021 Public Impact Grant will open in the Spring of 2020.