2017 Arts Grants

This summer, the Mobile Arts Council will grant four $1000 stipends towards Mobile area arts organizations and/or individuals. This will be available to those involved with any arts medium: crafts, dance, design, media/photography, music, literature, theater, visual arts, or arts administration.

Organizations may use funds towards special projects or operating support. This is awarded to certified nonprofit arts organizations that demonstrate a consistent track record of high artistic achievement, public service, and managerial competency. Eligible organizations are expected to have a well-maintained educational outreach program and/or broad-based community involvement. Operating Support grants permit use of funds for general, ongoing operational activities of an organization.

Individual recipients may use funds to set aside time to create new art, improve their skills, or to do what is most advantageous to enhance their artistic careers. Applicants in arts administration should have a plan to use the award to further their skills in arts administration and leadership. This program does not provide funding for academic study in pursuit of a college degree.

Applicants must be MAC members. An individual or organization that has already received funding through the Mobile Arts Council this year is not eligible. Applicants are responsible for supplying sufficient information on their backgrounds. A comprehensive resume, an education summary, and an inventory of work samples must be included with your application. All sections and fields of the application must be completed with required attachments before submitting, or it will not be considered. All applicants must be legal residents of the Mobile or Baldwin County area, and must have lived in Alabama for two years prior to the application deadline date and are expected to maintain residency during the grant award year (2017).

The deadline for this application is 5:00 PM on Friday, June 2nd. Download the application form here. A community panel will choose the recipients by Friday, June 16th. Selected recipients will sign a document ensuring that a final evaluation report (briefly summarizing how the funds were used and providing photo documentation) will be submitted 6 months after the grants are gifted. If you have any questions, please contact MAC staff at 251-432-9796 or email Program Director Lucy Gafford at lgafford@mobilearts.org.