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Grant Program Guidelines, Application and Final Report Forms


General Guidelines
All applicants must read the general guidelines before applying for a grant.


American Masterpieces–WV
Deadline: April 1st

Effective immediately this program will not be funded after July 1, 2017.

Description: Provides support for projects that seek to connect West Virginians with America’s cultural legacy and increase their awareness of West Virginia’s impact on that legacy.
Eligibility: Nonprofit 501(c)3 arts organizations in good standing with the West Virginia Commission on  the Arts.
Funding Level: Up to 50 percent of eligible costs from $2,000 to $10,000
American Masterpieces Guidelines and Application
American Masterpieces Final Report

Arts in Education – School-Based and Out-of-School-Based Projects
Deadline: March 1st

Description: Provides support for curriculum-based, hands-on projects that involve K-12 students and teachers in the arts during daily instruction or outside of regular school hours.
Eligibility:West Virginia schools and nonprofit 501(c)3 arts organizations in good standing with the West Virginia Commission on  the Arts.
Funding Level: Up to 50 percent of eligible costs
AIE School Based and Out of School Time Projects guidelines and application

Arts in Education – Arts Exposure Projects
Deadline: March 1st

Description: Provides support to present performing, literary, and visual artists to students in grades K-12. 
Eligibility:West Virginia schools, nonprofit 501(c)3 arts organizations, both touring and presenting, as well individual artists and artist collectives in good standing with the West Virginia Commission on  the Arts.
Funding Level: Up to 50 percent of eligible costs
AIE Arts Exposure Projects guidelines and application
Arts in Education Final Report
Arts in Education Touring Final Report Final Report

Arts Partners
Deadline: March 1st
Letter of intent for new applicants due October 1; pre-application by November 1

Description: Provides general operating support for long-standing, stable arts organizations to further the general purpose or work of an organization rather than for a specific purpose or project.
Eligibility: Qualifying organizations with annual operating budgets of at least $100,000
Funding Level: From $10,000 to $100,000
Arts Partners Guidelines
Contact staff for FY2017 application or final report.

Certified Arts Communities
Application Deadline: Rolling

Description: A special designation for communities that have realized the benefits of cooperation among arts and humanities groups, business leaders and jurisdictional agencies.
Eligibility: West Virginia communities that demonstrate collaborations between arts, humanities and heritage tourism groups, business leaders and governing bodies.
Certified Arts Community guidelines and application

Challenge America – WV
Application Deadline: April 1; Letter of intent: Dec. 1

Effective immediately this program will not be funded after July 1, 2017.

Description: Provides support for innovative enhancement of public arts experiences, outreach documentation and evaluation with an emphasis on new programming or expansion of existing arts programming.
Eligibility: West Virginia schools and nonprofit 501(c)3 arts organizations in good standing with the West Virginia Commission on  the Arts.
Funding Level: Up to 50 percent of eligible costs with a maximum of $15,000
FY2017 Challenge America guidelines and application
Challenge America Final Report

Community Arts Project Support
Deadline: March 1st

Description: : Provides support for projects in all disciplines that offer arts programming to the public. Sub-categories include presenting artists, performing arts, visual arts, media arts, and folk/traditional arts..
Eligibility:West Virginia schools and nonprofit 501(c)3 arts organizations in good standing with the West Virginia Commission on  the Arts.
Funding Level: Up to 50 percent of eligible costs
Community Arts Project Support guidelines and application

Description: : Provides support for projects in all disciplines that offer arts programming to the public. Sub-categories include presenting artists, performing arts, visual arts, media arts, and folk/traditional arts..
Eligibility:West Virginia schools and nonprofit 501(c)3 arts organizations in good standing with the West Virginia Commission on  the Arts.
Funding Level: Up to 50 percent of eligible costs
Community Arts Project Support Organizational Development guidelines and application

Community Arts Final Report
If you are reporting on multiple projects under Community Arts Project Support you may use the Additional Individual Project Final Report Packet.
CAPS Additional Individual Project Final Report Packet

NEW! Cultural Facilities and Capital Resources2nd funding opportunity announced!
Letter of intent: October 1
Application Deadline: December 1

Description: Provides support for the acquisition, construction and renovation of arts venues, accessibility improvements and capital purchases of durable equipment.
Eligibility: West Virginia schools and nonprofit 501(c)3 arts organizations in good standing with the West Virginia Commission on  the Arts.
Funding Level: Up to 50 percent of eligible costs for requests of between $2,500 and $500,000
Letter of Intent Requirements (37K PDF)

FY2017 Cultural Facilities and Capital Resources 2nd Opportunity guidelines and application

Cultural Facilities and Capital Resources – NEW deadlines for projects occurring July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018
Letter of intent: February 1
Application Deadline: April 1

Description: Provides support for the acquisition, construction and renovation of arts venues, accessibility improvements and capital purchases of durable equipment.
Eligibility: West Virginia schools and nonprofit 501(c)3 arts organizations in good standing with the West Virginia Commission on  the Arts.
Funding Level: Up to 50 percent of eligible costs for requests of between $2,500 and $500,000
Letter of Intent Requirements (37K PDF)

FY2018 Cultural Facilities and Capital Resources guidelines and application

FY2017 Final Report (250K PDF)

Cultural Facilities and Capital Resources Fast Track
Application Deadline: Rolling

Description: Provides emergency support for the acquisition, construction and renovation of arts venues, accessibility improvements and capital purchases of durable equipment.
Eligibility: West Virginia schools and nonprofit 501(c)3 arts organizations in good standing with the West Virginia Commission on  the Arts.
Funding Level: Up to 50 percent of eligible costs for requests of between $2,000 and $10,000
FY2017 Fast Track ADA & Emergency Grant guidelines and application

FY2017 Final Report (250K PDF)

EZ Arts Access
Deadline: April 1st and October 1st

Description: PProvides support for small communities and organizations with small operating budgets ($30,000 and under). This is a simplified application process with the opportunity to apply two times per fiscal year, allowing for special opportunities that occur after other WVCA deadlines have passed.
Eligibility:West Virginia nonprofit 501(c)3 arts organizations in good standing with the West Virginia Commission on  the Arts.
Funding Level: Up to 50 percent of eligible costs, not to exceed $3,000
EZ Arts Access guidelines and application
EZ Arts Access Final Report

Mini Grants
Deadline: 6 weeks prior to project date

Description: Provides support for schools, nonprofit community arts organizations and other nonprofit sponsors that do not present a season of events for the presentation of West Virginia artists.
Eligibility: West Virginia schools and nonprofit 501(c)3 arts organizations in good standing with the West Virginia Commission on  the Arts.
Funding Level: Up to 50 percent of eligible costs, not to exceed $1,000
Mini Grant Application
Mini Grant Final Report

Professional Development for Artists
Deadline: February 1st and October 1st

Description: Provides support for professional and emerging artists to expand or improve their work or share their expertise.
Eligibility: At least 18 years of age and a legal resident of West Virginia for at least one year.
Funding level: Up to 75 percent of eligible costs for the first year, not to exceed $2,500; Up to 50 percent of eligible costs for subsequent years, not to exceed $2,500
FY2017 Professional Development for Artists guidelines and application
Professional Development for Individual Artist Final Report

Organizations Providing Professional Development Opportunities for Artists
Deadline: February 1st and October 1st

Description: Provides support for art organizations that meet the needs of underserved artists by offering programs that help them expand or improve their work.
Eligibility: West Virginia nonprofit 501(c)3 arts organizations in good standing with the West Virginia Commission on  the Arts.
Funding Level: Up to 50 percent of eligible costs, not to exceed $5,000
FY2017 Professional Development for Artists –Organization guidelines and application
Professional Development for Artists Organization Final Report

Training and Travel
Application Deadline: At least 6 weeks before event

Description: Provides travel support to artists, arts administrators and arts educators for conferences, workshops, seminars, and showcases outside of West Virginia.
Eligibility:Artists who are at least 18 years of age and a legal resident of West Virginia for at least one year and West Virginia nonprofit 501(c)3 arts organizations in good standing with the West Virginia Commission on  the Arts.
Funding Level: Up to 50 percent of eligible costs
Training and Travel

ADA-Accessibility Forms

Accessibility Definitions and Resources
Accessibility Policies and Resources
ADA Transition Plan
ADA Checklist

W-9

W-9: Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification