FY19 Annual Grant Applications Due in January

By Hal Partlow, Associate Director of Grants –

At this busy time of year, days can slip by and before we know it, it’s 2018. This is a friendly reminder that ALL Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Grants have application deadlines in January. On Tuesday, January 16, applications for the grants categories of Major Cultural Institution, Cultural Education Partnership and Partnership Support are due by 11:59 p.m. CST. See the complete schedule below.

Once grant applications are submitted online, they will be reviewed for eligibility and completeness. Applications are assigned to program directors by artistic discipline and/or grant program. The assigned staff member reviews the application in depth and notifies applicants if additional information is needed in advance of the Advisory Panel or inter-board committee meetings. PS, APS, RAPS, AE-AI, AE-CL, FAY, AE-TT, AA applications are sent to Advisory Panel members. MCI, CEP and IAF applications are sent to out of state adjudicators. All annual grant applications, with the exception of IAF, are reviewed at a meeting convened at the Commission’s office which is open to the public. At Advisory Panel meetings, staff members summarize each application focusing on standardized Commission review criteria, as published in each category guideline, prior to comments, discussion and final scoring by the panelists.

IAF applications are sent out of state to be reviewed by professionals who have a working knowledge of the discipline being reviewed. The primary evaluation criterion is artistic excellence based on work samples submitted with the application.

If you need any assistance with your applications, reach out to your program director or contact me. We are here to help.

Annual Grant Category Deadline for application
Major Cultural Institution (MCI)

Cultural Education Partnership (CEP)

Partnership Support (PS)

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Arts Access (AA)Arts Project Support (APS)

Rural Arts Project Support (RAPS)

Arts Education Community Learning (AE-CL)

Arts Education Teacher Training (AE-TT)

Arts 360 Arts Integration (Arts360)

Funds for At-Risk Youth (FAY)

Creative Placemaking (CP)

Monday, January 22, 2018
Individual Artist Fellowship (IAF) Monday, January 29, 2018