Grants for Artistic Development and Presentation Opportunities for Artists

Grants to Delaware artists to support professional development and career-advancing activities. Funding is intended for opportunities including, but not limited to studying with an expert, joining a residency, and completing a work. Grant funds may be used for career development activities or for presentation opportunities. Eligible expenses include the opportunity to study with an expert, the cost to rent a performance space, and materials to complete work for a specific program or show.

Artist Opportunity Grants are awarded on a competitive basis to support unique professional and artistic development and presentation opportunities for artists.

Artists will select one of two grant categories:

  1. Professional and Artistic Development – Artists may apply for funding for unique, short-term opportunities that will significantly advance their work or careers, such as: study with a significant master available for a limited time, or participation in a residency or exchange program. 
  2. Presentation Opportunities – Artists may apply for funding for unique, short-term opportunities that will significantly advance their work or careers such as: materials to complete work committed to an exhibition, performance, or publication; contracting of professional services; or rental of equipment, instruments, or work space for a specific performance, exhibition, or publication opportunity.

Evaluation criteria include: anticipated impact on the artist’s work or career; financial feasibility and need; marketing plans; and uniqueness of the opportunity.

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source’s website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online:
https://smartde.smartsimple.com/s_Login.jsp

Direct questions to:
Roxanne Stanulis, Program Officer, Artist Programs and Services
302- 577-8283
roxanne.stanulis@state.de.us

If you have difficulty registering, retrieving a lost password, or logging in, please contact the Division of the Arts at 302-577-8278 or SmARTDE@delaware.gov.

Delaware Division of the Arts
820 N. French Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

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