Artist Development Grants support artists at all stages of their careers. The matching funds can be applied to activities that enhance mastery of an artist’s craft or skills that increase his or her business viability. This program may fund aspects of the creation of new work when the activity allows the artist to accept a rare and important opportunity.
Examples of eligible activities include:
- advanced study of technique or practice with a mentor
- a professional conference to build business or artistic skills or knowledge
- contracting professional services including photographic documentation of work, contract preparation or business incorporation, creation of accounting systems, developing e-commerce on a website, creation of marketing materials, etc.
- aspects of new exhibitions or performances including marketing, planning, and some materials or rented space
For other examples of fundable projects, look at this list of recent grantees.