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Artist Development

Artist Development Grants support artists at all stages of their careers by providing matching funds for activities that serve to enhance an artist's career through arts skills training and business development. This program does not fund the creation of new work unless it is undertaken during the course of a residency or workshop.

The following list does not include every activity for which funding may be used, but illustrates the range of activities for which artists may request financial support:

  • Advanced study with a master, mentor, or institution for which no academic credit is received
  • Attending a professional conference or residency to build network connections or business skills
  • Contracting professional services including photographic documentation of work, contract preparation or business incorporation, creation of accounting systems, developing e-commerce on website, creation of marketing materials, etc.
  • Domestic travel costs associated with an important career-building activity

For other examples of fundable projects, look at this list of recent grantees.