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Grant Program Information
The Alaska State Council on the Arts offers grants to assist the development
of the arts, distributing state and federal funds through programs to
support both individual artists and arts organizations.
Grant programs reflect and support the mission and goals set by the
Council and guidelines are specific to each program. All grants are contingent
upon availability of funds. Information about specific grant programs
as well as guidelines and applications are available by clicking the
buttons to the left or by requesting a hard copy from the ASCA office.
The grants and programs of the Alaska State Council on the Arts address
the following goals:
- to encourage diversified bases of support for the arts;
- to promote the perpetuation and recognition of Alaska Native arts;
- to encourage more knowledgeable artists, audiences, and public decision
- to promote continued development of high quality works of art;
- to assist the development of broad-based advocacy for the arts;
- to ensure that arts programs and funds are distributed across
The Council awards funds only to Alaskan [501 (C) (3)] nonprofit
organizations, schools, government agencies, or depending on the category,
individuals. If an
organization has not attained tax exempt status some grant categories
allow sponsorship by a qualified organization if they can demonstrate
a close working relationship with the applicant and the sponsoring organization
agrees to accept financial responsibility.
All grants are approved by the Council. Some are reviewed and rated
in advance of Council approval by a panel of discipline representatives.
All grants are evaluated in accordance with published review criteria.
The Council operates on the State fiscal year, which begins July 1 and
ends June 30. All Council funds must be expended within the fiscal year
the grant is awarded. Specific requirements are itemized in the application
instructions for each program. Applicants are strongly encouraged to
discuss proposals with the Council staff before submitting applications.
Special assistance to disabled applicants is available.
The Alaska State Council on the Arts and its grant recipients, are required
to abide by federal regulations which bar discrimination based on race,
color, national origin or gender and require accessibility for persons
with disabilities. Ethnic and cultural-based organizations are encouraged
to apply to all grants programs.