Grants available for artists, groups |

Grants available for artists, groups

The Colorado Council on the Arts is accepting applications for the 2006 Grants to Artists and Organizations program. The deadline for submitting grant applications is Tuesday, March 1.The program’s goal is to stimulate the development of arts and cultural heritage activities in communities throughout the state. The program will accept grant proposals from artists, organizations and community partners for the following activities to take place between July 1 and June 30, 2006: learning in the arts for children and youth; increasing cultural participation in communities; preserving and promoting our cultural heritage; and professional development services for artists and arts organizations.The Council awards grants annually on a competitive basis. The program incorporates a review by peer panelists. Applicants must demonstrate: artistic excellence and merit of proposed activities; community involvement and benefit from proposed activities; and implementation capacity, such as effective planning, management and budgeting.Applicants must be nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations that have been in existence for at least three years before application, or artists who have been full-time residents of Colorado for at least three years prior to the application deadline. Agencies of government in Colorado are also eligible; however, schools and school districts are not eligible unless they are collaborating with an arts organization or artist on the proposal.Only e-grant submissions will be accepted. To read the grant guidelines, register as an e-grant user, and complete the application forms at Click on the “grants” links, then apply.

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