2019 fall GRANT PROGRAM
note: grant applications are due on october 30

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

  • Multi-year projects/grants
    Projects starting more than 6 months after approval

WE FUND:

  • 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



APPLICATION PROCESS

Applications are due by October 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 November. Decisions will be announced and payments arranged in December.

Grantees must submit final reports in order to remain eligible for future grant rounds. 

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