From Suzanne Cada, Arts & Culture Alliance –
The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to announce Ann and Steve Bailey Opportunity Grants, a funding program through the Arts & Heritage Fund. Distributed through the Arts & Culture Alliance, Bailey Opportunity grants provide financial and technical support to individual artists and small, professionally-oriented arts and culture organizations (whose budgets are under $100,000).
The grants are designed to spur continued artistic and administrative growth in innovative, entrepreneurial artists and organizations at any stage in their development. Projects that allow for the exploration of new avenues of creativity, wrestling with new ideas that can advance one’s creative work, acquiring equipment that will help create or sell work, and strengthening existing output are especially encouraged.
The application receipt deadline is midnight on Sunday, March 18, 2018.
Awards range from $100 to $75,000. Bailey Opportunity grants will invest $100,000 in East Tennessee arts projects and programs taking place July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019.
Interested applicants may view the guidelines and download the application. Previous grantees are eligible to apply.
The goal of Bailey Opportunity Grants is to create a more vital creative community in Knoxville by: encouraging contributions to the city’s economy and quality of life by artists and arts and history organizations; positioning Knoxville as a community that honors its creative industry and supports the efforts of artists and organizations to achieve excellence; and raising public profiles of artists and organizations within the city and beyond.
A list of last year’s grantees (22 individuals and 10 organizations) may be viewed here.
For more information about Bailey Opportunity Grants or to make an appointment to discuss an application, please contact Liza Zenni at (865) 523-7543 or LZ@knoxalliance.com.
About the Arts & Culture Alliance
The Arts & Culture Alliance serves and supports a diverse community of artists, arts organizations, and cultural institutions. The Alliance receives financial support from the Tennessee Arts Commission, the City of Knoxville, and First Tennessee Foundation.