Interchange Artist Grant 2019

Interchange Artist Grant 2019

Interchange is a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance made possible with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Interchange is designed to strengthen communities and individual artists within our region by supporting artist-led projects focused on social impact.

Interchange grants will be awarded to sixteen artists with an active socially-engaged creative practice in the Mid-America Arts Alliance region through:

-$20,000 in direct project support

-Professional development retreats with Interchange grantees

-Mentoring

 

You are eligible to apply if you:

-Are an artist with an active socially-engaged creative practice.

-Are a resident in the Mid-America Arts Alliance region (Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas).

-Are a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or have non-resident status.

-Are at least 18 years old at the time of application.

-Are part of an artist collaborative as long as you are the principal artist who applies for and receives the grant funds.

-Can confirm you are able to attend two grantee retreats in Kansas City, MO on August 9-11, 2019 and August 7-9, 2020.

 

What determines a socially-engaged creative practice?

-A current and ongoing artistic practice that includes working with communities (defined by geography or characteristics) to make change.

-A creative practice that responds to social problems and issues.

-A creative practice characterized by processes and products directly linked to their intended social impact.

 

Artists working in and across a range of disciplines may apply. Priority will be given for projects that include performing and/or traditional arts. You will be asked to identify all the disciplines that apply to the project you are proposing.

-Performing Arts (e.g., dance, theater, music, opera, puppetry, storytelling, playwriting, performance art).

-Traditional Arts (work that is made based on artistic traditions shaped by values and standards of excellence that are passed from generation to generation through demonstration, conversation and practice – may include crafts, storytelling, dance, music, or functional art).

-Literary Arts (e.g., fiction, nonfiction, poetry).

-Visual Arts (e.g., painting, sculpture, ceramics, fiber, film, screenwriting, video, media arts, photography, mixed media, wearable art).

 

You are not eligible to apply if you are:

-A nonprofit organization, K-12 school or post-secondary educational institution.*

-A full-time student.

-Not currently a resident within the six-state region of M-AAA (Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas).

 

*If you are an artist working within a 501c3 nonprofit organization, K-12 school or post-secondary institution, proposed projects must be separate from the scope of your compensated work for that organization or educational institution. 

Due Date: Jun 3, 2019
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