Applying for Funding

ArtsWave offers two types of funding for arts organizations: Project Grants and Impact Grants.

Project Grants support special, one-time events that complement or expand upon the regular cultural programming of the applying organization. These one-year grants do not exceed $10,000.

Impact Grants are available to provide support to arts organizations in our region whose work aligns with ArtsWave’s community impact agenda. In 2013, these grants ranged from $14,000 to over $1 million and may be one-year or two-year commitments.

ArtsWave also offers interest-free loans up to $10,000 to small and mid-sized arts organizations for demonstrated short-term, cash flow needs. Loan must be repaid within 12 months.

To determine whether your organization is eligible to apply for funding from ArtsWave, please see the following chart. Click on a grant type to reveal its eligibility requirements.
 Upcoming deadlines and links to application forms are listed below.

*Prior Year Grant Ranges do not guarantee future award amounts in the same ranges.   

Project Grant Prior Year Grant Range*: $1K to $10K

Minimum Eligibility Requirements
  • Nonprofit in nature and should have or be working towards tax exempt status
  • Based in the Region
  • Must have arts programming
  • May not be receiving impact funding from ArtsWave for the current fiscal year
Application Requirements
Reporting Requirements Submit final report at conclusion of grant period
Due Dates
  • January 7, 2014 and July 1, 2015 - Grant Application deadlines
  • Final Report due within 30 days of project completion

Impact Grant 2: One-Year CommitmentPrior Year Grant Range*: $14K to $40K

Minimum Eligibility Requirements
  • Tax exempt organization based in the Region
  • Financially stable over a three-year period
  • At least three years of continuous operating history
  • Must have arts programming with differentiated target audience
Application Requirements
Reporting Requirements
Due Dates
  • November 1, 2013 - Letter of Interest due
  • November 19, 2013 - Invitations to apply extended
  • March 3, 2014
        Application Due
        OCDP for most recently completed year-end due 

Impact Grant 1B: Two-year commitmentPrior Year Grant Range*: $40K to $419K

Minimum Eligibility Requirements
  • 501(c)(3) based in the Region
  • Arts organization with distinctive arts programming and/or differentiated target audience
  • Financially stable over a three-year period
  • At least five years of continuous operating history
Application Requirements
Reporting Requirements
  • Submit interim report at end of year one
  • Submit financial data annually through the Ohio Cultural Data Project
  • Submit audits annually
Due Dates

 

  • September 2013 - Invitations to apply extended
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  • April 1, 2014
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    • Application due
    • OCDP for most recently completed year end due
    • Audit for most recently completed fiscal year due

    Impact Grant 1A: Two-year commitmentPrior Year Grant Range*: $808K to $3M

    Minimum Eligibility Requirements
    • 501(c)(3) based in the Region
    • Arts organization with distinctive arts programming and/or differentiated target audience
    • Financially stable over a three-year period
    • At least ten years of continuous operating history
    Application Requirements
    Reporting Requirements
    • Submit interim report at end of year one
    • Submit financial data annually through the Ohio Cultural Data Project
    • Submit audits annually
    Due Dates

     

  • September 2013 - Invitations to apply extended
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  • April 1, 2014
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    • Application due
    • OCDP for most recently completed year end due
    • Audit for most recently completed fiscal year due

    Working Capital Loan FundInterest-free loan not to exceed $10K

    Minimum Eligibility Requirements
    • 501(c)(3) based in the Region
    • At least one full-time, paid staff
    • Annual operating budget < $2M
    Application Requirements
    Reporting Requirements
    • Organization must repay the loan within 12 months
    • Delinquent organizations will be ineligible to apply for ArtsWave support for one year after repayment
    Due Dates Year-round, on an as-needed basis