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Opportunity for Indiana Nonprofits, Agencies, Art Collectives, and
Individuals to Participate in a Campaign to Promote Local Arts Projects

Amplify Art!

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Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne

Conf. Date:

06/07/22

Deadline Date:

08/05/22 11:59 PM

Description:

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Opportunity for Indiana nonprofit organizations, government agencies, art collectives, and individuals in eligible counties to participate in a fundraising campaign that promotes local arts projects. Selected applicants will participate in a month-long social media-based crowd-funding program that leverages community support for, and awareness of, diverse creative projects. Requests will be accepted from applicants in Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Miami, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells, and Whitley Counties.

Similar to Kickstarter, Amplify Art uses a fundraising platform designed to gain community support for selected arts projects. Donors give online to support selected projects during a month-long campaign. All donations collected filter through Arts United, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, making them tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.

Eligible projects must meet one (1) of the following criteria, but do not need to meet all. Meeting more than one criteria does not increase chances of being approved for participation.

  • New projects
  • Projects led by or involving BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) artists
  • Projects located in underserved communities within Northeast Indiana

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 187739

Number of Grants:

A maximum of five projects will be selected for the Fall 2022 cycle.

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Participants receive an automatic investment of $1,000 – thanks to PNC Bank
- Arts United will set up and manage the online giving platform for your project
- Community member donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar (up to $1,000) by PNC Bank
- Participants get every donation made to their campaign – there are no hidden fees

Term of Contract:

- Fundraising Begins: October 3, 2022
- Fundraising Closes: October 28, 2022

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The following are eligible to apply:
- Individuals
- Art collectives
- Nonprofit organizations
- Government agencies

Pre-proposal Conference:

Grant Workshop: June 7, 2022 at 5:30pm (via Zoom)

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- Application Opens: June 6, 2022
- Grant Workshop: June 7, 2022 at 5:30pm (via Zoom)
- Applications Due: August 5, 2022. Applications are due no later than 11:59pm.
- Panel Review: August 8 – 26, 2022
- Award Notification: Week of August 29, 2022
- Participant Workshop: September 6, 2022 at 5:30pm (Location TBD)
- Submit Page Content: September 16, 2022
- Fundraising Begins: October 3, 2022
- Fundraising Closes: October 28, 2022
- Totals Announced: November 7, 2022
- Checks Sent: Week of November 14, 2022

Project budgets of all sizes are open for consideration, but based on past fundraising results budgets greater than $5,000 are strongly discouraged unless there is already committed funding for the project from other sources. Budgets of $5,000+ will need to demonstrate a more extensive plan for fundraising within those sections of the application.

Grant Guidelines and Resources: http://artsunited.org/resources/grants/guidelines/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AmplifyArt_Fall2022

For questions or additional information, contact Phil Slane at pslane@artsunited.org or 260-424-0646 x2016.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Indiana: Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Miami, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells, and Whitley Counties

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