2023 Artistic Development Grant | General Information


The Chequamegon Bay Arts Council (CBAC) announces its annual artistic development grant. The purpose of this grant is to promote ongoing learning and to encourage area residents to further their artistic abilities for reasons of personal growth and enhanced community artistic excellence. 

Grant Amounts and Eligibility

Any professional, amateur or student artist residing in Ashland or Bayfield County is eligible to apply. 

Eligible continuing education or development opportunities in the field of visual, performing or literary arts include:

  • Short-term courses pertaining to an artistic field of interest.  Short term is defined as fewer than 15 class sessions.
  • Workshops and art/music/literary camps.  
  • Well-defined individual research projects of an artistic nature.

A total of $2,450 will be awarded through the CBAC Artistic Development grant process. CBAC will fund a maximum of 50% of any proposal based on allowable expenses. Based on funding availability and evaluation of stated criteria, CBAC may fund less than 50% of a proposal.  

Individuals or non-profit organizations that have received funding in any previous year and have not filed their final reports are ineligible.


  1. Applications are available beginning April 1, 2022 here: 2022 Artistic Development Grant Application
  2. Once the application is downloaded, it can be completed by typing directly into the document. Save the document accordingly. 
  3. The completed application can be submitted by either:
  4. Emailing to  CBAC Grant Coordinator Christine Lindsey at [email protected]

(if emailed, you must request a return email verifying receipt of your application)


Mail printed pdf application to: 


PO Box 25

Washburn WI 54891
    4. Applications should be received by email or postmarked no later than May 1, 2022. 

    5. The applications will be reviewed by the CBAC Board of Directors at their meeting on May 9, 2022. Funding announcements will be made by May 13.

    6. Questions? Contact CBAC Grant Coordinator Christine Lindsey at 715-209-5774 or [email protected]      

Project Budget Requirements

CBAC will fund a maximum of 50% of any proposal based on allowable expenses.

Eligible expenses include:

  • Registration fees
  • Material/supply costs
  • Travel expenses

Ineligible expenses include:

  • College tuition expenses for regular classes where an applicant is attending as a part or full-time student
  • Food costs
  • Capital expenditures (equipment)

Evaluation Criteria

Criteria to be applied in evaluating grant applications include:

  • Individual benefit
  • Educational merit
  • Community benefit
  • Financial need