Delaware Division Of The Arts Grant Applications Are Open

The Delaware Division of the Arts has opened up its annual online application process for grants for arts programming and projects taking place during the fiscal year 2022 (September 2021 – August 2022). Applications will be submitted through the smARTDE online system and are due by 4:30 p.m. EST on Monday, March 1, 2021.

Below are the Division’s grants programs and their respective deadlines. Please visit their website to access the full guidelines for each program and a description of the grant review process. 

Grants for Delaware Arts Organizations

General Operating Support– support of annual operating expenses to ensure that year-round participation in the arts is available. This grant category utilizes a three-year application cycle. Full applications are due every three years, with Interim Applications due in the “off” years. March 1 deadline.

Arts Stabilization Fund – support for improvements to facilities owned (or under long-term lease) and operated by the organization.  March 1 deadline.

Education Resource– grants to strengthen standards-based arts education projects, programs, and activities that utilize the arts education resources of the Delaware arts community or strengthen arts organizations’ capacity to serve as professional development resources for teaching artists and educators. March 1 deadline.

StartUp – financial support, training, and consultation to develop and strengthen the management capacity of emerging arts organizations so that they can operate in a sustainable manner. Completion of the StartUp program is a prerequisite for emerging organizations seeking General Operating Support. Letter of intent due January 15. March 1 deadline.

Arts Access – provides up to $1,000 to support the presentation of performing, visual, literary, media, or folk arts in communities throughout the state. Rolling deadline.

Grants for Delaware Community-Based Organizations

Project Support – support of arts programs provided by CBOs that assist in the growth of a vibrant cultural environment by encouraging the continued development of arts activities in communities throughout the state. College and university projects must be non-credit and serve the general community. March 1 deadline.

Arts Access – provide up to $1,000 to support the presentation of performing, visual, literary, media, or folk arts in communities throughout the state. Rolling deadline.

Grants for Delaware Schools and School Districts

Note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions for Delaware schools during the 2020-2021 school year, artist residency applications will be accepted for virtual learning projects only. TranspARTation grants will not be available this year. 

Artist Residency – grants for residencies with visual, literary, performing, or media artists working with students in the classroom or in professional development workshops with teachers. Rolling deadline.

Education Resource – grants to strengthen standards-based arts education projects, programs, and activities that utilize the arts education resources of the Delaware arts community or strengthen arts organizations’ capacity to serve as professional development resources for teaching artists and educators. March 1 deadline.

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