CBAC Grant Opportunities

The core of our mission is to support the professional development and promote the artist endeavors of the arts community within the greater Chequamegon Bay area. 

We offer multiple grant opportunities each year, which include:

  • Annual Arts Initiative Grant
  • Annual Artistic Development Grant
  • Annual College Arts Scholarship

Grant Details & Applications

Full details on each of this year’s grant opportunities are listed below.

Arts Initiative Grant
- Check back in 2023!

Arts Initiative Grants fund project based activities such as public exhibitions, performances, publications, touring productions, commissioned art and educational activities. Artistic disciplines include dance, theater, music, folk arts, literary arts, video, film and visual arts.

Arts Initiative grants include a new category – the Jim Ramsdell Soaring Spirit Fund. These funds are intended for Arts Initiative grant applications that are… “dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of the natural world around us and fostering a reverence for all its creatures.” (Jim Ramsdell). These funds were made available as a memorial for Jim to further his work.

Artistic Development Grant - Check back in 2023!

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.

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

May 13, 2022 GRANT RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED

College Arts Scholarship - Check back in 2023!

The Chequamegon Bay Arts Council is pleased to announce the availability of college scholarships.

The purpose of these scholarships is to acknowledge the past accomplishment and future promise of high school graduates who will enter a field of study leading to a career in the arts.​

Need Assistance?

If you have any questions about current grant opportunities, and/or need assistance completing your application, please contact Chris Lindsey, the CBAC grant coordinator.

CBAC serves as a regranting organization for funds received through the Wisconsin Arts Board (WAB). The grant programs are funded by a $7,000 award from the WAB, which also requires a $7,000 local match before the organization  distributes $14,000 to local artists and organizations through its annual grant process.