The Delaware Division of the Arts, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts through the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021, has developed a program to help Delaware’s nonprofit arts organizations and artists affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The arts sector adds value to the state’s economy and bolsters the creative life and health of our communities.
The ARP Organization Grant is available to organizations that are recipients of General Operating Support since FY2019. The grant supports salaries for positions critical to an organization’s artistic mission, contractual personnel, and artists for specific activities as part of organizational operations; facilities costs; costs for health and safety supplies; and marketing and promotion costs. Read the ARP Organization Grant Guidelines in advance to ensure that your organization is eligible to apply.
The ARP Individual Artist Grant is available to support practicing artists in the production and presentation of community-focused artistic projects across disciplines. Examples of eligible projects include providing presentations, workshops, and the creation of artwork with tangible outcomes. Applicants must explain how the project demonstrates artistic excellence, the project’s impact on their artistic career or discipline, and/or the impact on a broader community in Delaware. Read the ARP Individual Artist Grant Project Guidelines in advance to ensure that your project is eligible.
The deadline to apply is November 1, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. Applications must be submitted online via smaARTDE. Awarded funds must be spent on eligible expenses between December 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022. Please email Program Officer Roxanne Stanulis with questions.