Amplify Arts Public Impact Grants / Deadline: May 12

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Amplify Arts is seeking proposals from local artists and organizers the annual Public Impact Grant. This is a $10,000 award designed to assist an artist and their collaborators in working towards a solution to a systemic community issue through the arts. Strong proposals will identify a systemic issue that directly impacts the community or communities with which the artist or organizer closely identifies. Proposals will also identify a response to those concerns with a project that has potential to affect positive change through design thinking, collaboration, and expanded art practices.

Systemic issues that impact a community might include social inequity, climate change, income inequality, etc. More localized concerns that result might include lack of access to education, food deserts, and failing infrastructure. While we acknowledge that resolving the root causes of systemic issues and cultivating meaningful and lasting change can take years, proposals that outline benchmarks of measurable success, which can be achieved within the grant period of one year with the $10,000 awarded, will be favored.

Many different collaborators can be involved but the applicant must be an artist or community organizer. The full award description and application requirements can be found at bit.ly/amplifyartsgrants. Grant proposals will be accepted from April 1, 2019 – May 12, 2019.

The grant term is from July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020.