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Arts Vibrancy Endowment - Individual Artist Awards

Grants to Alaska Artists in Eligible Locations
for Career Advancement Activities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Juneau Community Foundation

Deadline Date:

10/15/21 5:00 PM


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Grants of up to $2,500 to Alaska artists in eligible locations for professional development activities. Funding is intended to assist artists at any stage of their career in producing original artwork, creating displays, presenting performances, or teaching skills or classes. All art forms and idioms including, but not limited to, visual arts, dance, music, fabric arts, photography, theater, and literary arts are eligible for grant funding from the Arts Vibrancy Endowment. Funds must benefit artists residing in Juneau.

The Individual Artist Award grant program is dedicated to the development of artists in their pursuit of the creation of original works, by fostering the creative process that produces their vision. 

Artists may apply for an award for a specific, short-term project that has clear benefits to the artist and the development of their work. Examples of funded activities might include travel and fees associated with workshops and other advanced study opportunities; professional documentation of an artist’s work for submission to juried shows or galleries; and costs associated with the creation/installation of work that is scheduled for public viewing. Cost-of-living expenses may be included, but applicants should clearly explain how this would allow them to accomplish their project goals.

Selection criteria for awards include:

  • The quality of artistic work within the context of the individual’s experience, training, and career stage.
  • The artist’s creative accomplishments and the promise of future artistic excellence.
  • The quality and thoroughness in completing the application.
  • The likely impact an award at this time will have on an applicant’s future artistic and career growth.

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GrantWatch ID#: 194272

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Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum award amount is $2,500.

Term of Contract:

Awards must be used for a specific activity or opportunity that will be accomplished within one year of the award date.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

This is a grant program for local artists. Artists at any career stage may apply for Project Awards.

Initially, only individuals living in Juneau will be eligible. Artists may apply for an Individual Artist Award if they meet the following eligibility requirement:
- Must be a full-time Juneau resident, living in the City and Borough of Juneau for the past two years at the time of application and remain a resident for the duration of the grant period.
- Must be at least 18 years or older at the time of application.
- Must currently be producing work.
- Past Individual Artist Award recipients who have received their award at least two years ago and who have completed all reporting.

Artists are not eligible to apply if they are:
- A student enrolled in any degree seeking program related to the arts at any educational level.
- A current or former board member, committee member, staff member, or consultant for the Juneau Community Foundation, current advisory member or any members of a current advisor’s immediate family.
- Individuals whose work or project is primarily of a research, scholarly, or commercial nature.
- Artists who have received this award in the two prior years.

Pre-Application Information:

The application deadline is October 15, 2021, at 5:00 p.m.

Awards for applications received by the deadline will be determined by December 1.

While matching funds can improve an application’s chances of success, there is no matching fund requirement for individual artists.

Awards from this Endowment will be made directly to the applicant.

Applicants can only apply once a calendar year.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit the completed application form to:

For questions, please contact:
Jamie Waste, Program Director
Email: (best)
Phone: (907) 523-5450

Juneau Community Foundation
350 N. Franklin Street, Suite 4
Juneau, Alaska 99801

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USA: Alaska: Juneau

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