2019 GRANT PROGRAM
Columbus Museum of Art & Design (CMAD) is piloting a new grant program to support local art and design projects in order to continue building the Columbus, Indiana legacy of innovative design.
OVERVIEW OF GRANT GUIDELINES
We support projects that enrich and engage the Columbus, Indiana community through public visual art and design experiences.
WE ARE INTERESTED IN PROJECTS THAT:
Present exceptional opportunities consistent with the quality CMAD and the Miller Family legacy have always pursued.
Engender civic pride and/or give back within the community, perhaps:
Creating a new experience
Celebrating the unique legacy of Columbus, Indiana
Offering an inventive perspective
Expanding access for the whole community
Creating a new collaboration
Creating an educational opportunity
Piloting a new delivery mechanism for art
Advance the organization or partner artist to a new level
Use our funds strategically – in which our funds have real impact
WE DO NOT FUND:
Maintenance (e.g., repainting public art), Professional development or capacity-building, Equipment or other ‘stuff’ without creation, Operations beyond the initial or pilot cycle, Private exhibitions,Events in spaces that exclude the public
Individuals without organization/government partners OR organizations/government without artist partners
Projects starting more than 6 months after approval
Projects that both create and engage the greater Columbus community in visual art and design (2D, 3D, multi-media, or digital) experiences (public exhibitions, interactive installations, pop-ups, etc.)
Nonprofit organizations or units of government working with artists and that clearly demonstrate capacity to implement the project proposed
Short-term projects – generally no more than 12 months in duration
Applications are due by April 30, 2019. Any received after that date will not be considered in this round.
Submit application via email to CMADgrants@gmail.com. Include Grant Application Cover Sheet and Supporting Documentation (linked or attached).
Up to $7,500 will be available for granting in this round (total across all selected grantees).
The CMAD Board will follow up on each proposal received. The review process will take place during the month of May. Decisions will be announced and payments arranged in June.
Grantees must submit final reports in order to remain eligible for future grant rounds.