Quad City Arts is inviting applicants for its Project & Education Grants to support programming and artists that enrich the quality of life in the Quad Cities region through the arts.
Donor Name: Quad City Arts
States: Iowa and Illinois
Counties: Henry County (IL), Mercer County (IL), Rock Island County (IL), Clinton County (IA), Muscatine County (IA), Scott County (IA)
Type of Grant: Grant
Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 01/31/2022
Size of the Grant: $5,000
Grant Duration: 9 months
- Project: Project grants support arts projects or programming that emphasize community engagement and access to the arts. Individual Artists may apply for a project grant up to $2,500. Non-profit organizations and K-12 schools may apply for up to $5,000. This category is intended for one-time or first-time projects or programs, and preference will be given to those applications. However, ongoing programs may apply. Preference will be given to applicants with operating budgets of $300,000 or less. However, organizations with larger operating budgets are welcome to apply.
- Education: Education grants support projects or programming that provide opportunities in the arts for K-12 students. Artists may apply for up to $1,500. Non-profit organizations and K-12 schools may apply for up to $5,000.
- Projects must include cash or in-kind support from sources other than Arts Dollars. Ineligible expenses may be
covered by matching funds – this must be described in the budget section of the application.
- Projects must take place between April 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022. Applicants will be notified by March 14, 2022.
- All proposed budgets must include payment to at least one artist who meets both of the following criteria:
- at least 18 years of age
- current resident of Rock Island, Henry, or Mercer county in Illinois, or Scott, Clinton, or Muscatine county in Iowa, for the past 12 consecutive months
- All projects must take place in Quad City Arts’ service area: Rock Island, Henry, Mercer counties in Illinois; and Scott, Clinton, and Muscatine counties in Iowa.
- Project & Education grant funds may not be used to fund the following:
- day-to-day operations
- capital expenditures of any kind
- purchasing permanent equipment
- scholarships for academic degrees
- programs by universities/colleges not open to the public
- touring or travel outside designated counties for service
- functions at which artists are not the primary focus
fundraisers, benefits, receptions, or other social functions
- lobbying or support of a political party
(Ineligible expenses may be covered by matching funds. This must be described in the budget section of the application.)
- Multiple applications are not allowed. Applicants may submit an application in one category only. Artists,
organizations, and K-12 schools may participate in multiple Arts Dollars projects, but no single organization may receive more than $5,000, and no individual artist may receive more than $7,500 from this fund.
- Quad City Arts staff cannot be paid with Arts Dollars funds. Arts Dollars funds may not fund projects executed by Quad City Arts. This expense may be covered by matching funds and must be described in project budget.
Organizations receiving funding from Quad Cities Cultural Trust are not eligible to receive funds from Arts Dollars Grants.
- Grantees will be ineligible for Arts Dollars support for three years if they to fail to meet any requirements listed in their grant agreement, including failure to file a final report.
- Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Extraneous and excessive materials may not be reviewed, at the
discretion of the review panel.
- Funds will be awarded based on scores received from a community review panel, subject to approval from the Quad City Arts Board of Directors. All eligible applications will be evaluated and rated according to the following criteria: 50% Artistic Merit; 30% Community Involvement; 20% Administrative Ability (see rubric for details.
For more information, visit Project & Education Grants.