2024 CBAC Artistic Development Grant | General Information

Introduction

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 $3,000 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.

Process/Schedule

  1. Applications are available beginning March 1, 2024  and can be applied online below or download the  2024 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: Emailing to CBAC Grant Coordinator Christine Lindsey at [email protected]

If you choose to mail, please send application to: 

CBAC – AD Grant

PO Box 25

Washburn WI 54891
          
    4. Applications should be received by email or postmarked no later than April 1, 2024. 

    5. The applications will be reviewed by the CBAC Board of Directors at their meeting on April 8, 2024. Funding announcements will be made by April 12.

    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 

2024 CBAC Artistic Development Grant Application

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 continuing education opportunity in the field of visual, performing, or literary arts would be eligible for considerations. Opportunities can include short-term courses pertaining to an artistic field of interest, workshops, art/music/performance/literary camps, or well-defined individual research projects of an artistic nature. Any professional, amateur, or student artist residing in Ashland or Bayfield County is eligible to apply. Applications and eligibility guidelines will be available on the CBAC website: www.cbayarts.org/grants. The application deadline is April 1 and funding announcements will be made by April 12, 2024. For further information contact CBAC grant coordinator, Chris Lindsey, at [email protected].

Grant Application Primary Information

Project Details

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A. Describe the artistic development undertaking for which you are requesting funds. Include information such as class curriculum, nature of research project, where the class will be taking place, time frame, the presence of special instructors, etc.
B. Describe the short and long-term benefits for you associated with this undertaking.
C. How will the community benefit from your participation in this project?
Project Expenses(Required)
Complete the budget table. You may include additional information that is pertinent to your proposal that is not listed on the table. If there is a particular financial need CBAC should be aware of when evaluating an application, please state this in the budget section. Please enter the total amount for the expense categories below.
Class fees/tuition
Supplies
Travel
Lodging
Other (list)
 
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. This amount is not more than 50% of the total overall expenses listed above. Individuals or non-profit organizations that have received funding in any previous year and have not filed their final reports are ineligible.
Students of high school age and younger should include a letter of recommendation appropriate to their application.

Application Submission

By submitting this application via the "Submit" button below, you attest that all information included is accurate to the best of your knowledge and that CBAC may utilize all information included in the submission form as well as attached to it as necessary to make a decision on your grant request.
Please type your full name
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