Important 2018 dates:
- Sunday, March 18, midnight: Bailey Opportunity Grants Receipt Deadline (electronic submissions are strongly preferred)
- April 16-26, 2018: Individual Finalist Interviews and Planning Sessions, held in the offices of the Arts & Culture Alliance at the Emporium Center
The Arts & Culture Alliance announces Ann and Steve Bailey Opportunity Grants, a new funding program through the Arts & Heritage Fund. Distributed through the Arts & Culture Alliance, Bailey Opportunity grants provide financial and technical support to individual artists and small, professionally-oriented arts and culture organizations (whose budget is under $100,000). The grants are designed to spur continued artistic and administrative growth in innovative, entrepreneurial artists and organizations at any stage in their development.
Projects that allow for the exploration of new avenues of creativity, wrestling with new ideas that can advance one’s creative work, acquiring equipment that will help create or sell work, and strengthening existing output are especially encouraged.
Grant Period: July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 (funds available July 1)
Grant Awards: $500 to $75,000
The goal of Bailey Opportunity Grants is to create a more vital creative community in Knoxville by: encouraging contributions to the city’s economy and quality of life by artists and arts and history organizations; positioning Knoxville as a community that honors its creative industry and supports the efforts of artists and organizations to achieve excellence; and raising public profiles of artists and organizations within the city and beyond.
Applications must be received by midnight on Sunday, March 18, 2018. Electronic submissions to LZ@knoxalliance.com are preferred. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit applications at least one week early so that they may obtain helpful feedback before the final submission deadline. Any question of eligibility should be directed to the Arts & Culture Alliance before the application is made. The Arts & Culture Alliance is a service organization: we exist to help artists and organizations. Contact Liza Zenni at 865-523-7543 or LZ@knoxalliance.com if they have questions.