The Clarksville Arts & Heritage Development Council encourages organizations in need of funding for artistic and cultural projects that benefit the community to apply for an Arts Build Communities (ABC) grant.
Arts Build Communities (ABC) is a program funded by the Tennessee Arts Commission (TAC). The Clarksville Arts & Heritage Development Council (AHDC) administers the program in cooperation with the TAC to serve a seven county area. ABC grants offer financial support for arts projects in all disciplines such as dance, music, opera/musical theater, theater, visual arts, design arts, crafts, photography, media arts, literature, interdisciplinary, and folk arts.
Funds awarded to a single organization in this grant category range from $500 to $2,000. Eligible organizations in the counties of Cheatham, Dickson, Houston, Humphreys, Montgomery, Robertson and Stewart can apply for these grant funds. In order to be eligible, applicants must be state-recognized, 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations or government entities (including public schools and libraries) and must be able to provide a dollar-for-dollar match toward the single proposed project. In addition, the proposed project must occur between August 16, 2013, and June 15, 2014. Any organization currently receiving Major Cultural Institution, Cultural Education Partnership, or Partnership Support funding for FY2014 is not eligible to apply.
Applications must be submitted online through the Tennessee Arts Commission’s eGrant system by 4:30pm (CST) on July 1, 2013. The ABC online application can be accessed beginning at 8:00am (CST) on May 31, 2013, at: www.tn.gov/arts. Once there, scroll over “Grants” on the left side of the home page, and click on the eGrant button to access the ABC application. Faxed, mailed, or hand delivered applications will not be accepted.
A representative from the applying organization should be present at an open panel review beginning at 9:00am on Tuesday, August 6, 2013, at the Customs House Museum in Clarksville to answer questions that may arise about the application or proposed project. Awards will then be announced in mid-August.
For more information, please contact Ellen Kanervo, Executive Director of the Clarksville Arts & Heritage Development Council, at (931)551-8870 or firstname.lastname@example.org.