Arts Education/Arts Therapy Grant Award Size

Up to $2,000

Arts Education/Arts Therapy Grant Deadline

Applications are accepted two times a year, generally a late fall/early winter cycle and a late spring cycle.

Who Can Apply For Arts Education/Arts Therapy Grants?

Our Arts Education/Arts Therapy Grant program is open to artists, cultural organizations, certified art therapists, social service agencies and K-12 schools and colleges.

Arts Education/Arts Therapy Grant Restrictions

  • Activities outside Jackson and Hinds County.
  • Activities not related to the arts/culture or primarily religious in nature.
  • Activities exclusive to private participation or programs blocking public access on the basis of income, race, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation or disability. NOTE: Some ticketed events are eligible provided the cost to entry is modest.
  • Prize money for contests.

Multiple Arts Education/Arts Therapy Grants?

Our fiscal year runs from October 1 to September 30. Applicants are eligible for up to two cycle grants (Arts Education/Arts Therapy, Major Cultural Project, Creative Artist) during that period; however, only one application may be submitted at a time.

How Arts Education/Arts Therapy Grants Are Reviewed

Be mindful of the following criteria as you prepare your application:

  • QUALITY OF ACTIVITY - Does the project benefit the community and/or those taking part in it? 
  • PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT - Does the project increase opportunities for people to engage with or benefit from the arts?
  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT - Is the activity realistic and well planned?
  • FINANCIAL OUTLOOK - Is the activity budget reasonable? Can the project move forward without support?
  • PREVIOUS AWARDS - Are all current or past year grants in good standing? 

Arts Education/Arts Therapy Grants are reviewed by a sub-committee comprised of members from the GJAC Board of Directors and awarded from a limited pool of funds. Submitting an application does not guarantee the award of an Arts Education/Arts Therapy Grant, so please do not incur expenses for a project before funding is approved. Awards are based on a number of factors, including availability of grant dollars, the number of applications in a particular cycle and the diversity of proposals being considered. 

Arts Education/Arts Therapy Grant Funding Decisions

Award status of Arts Education/Arts Therapy Grant applications are determined within 60 days of the cycle deadline.

Arts Education/Arts Therapy Grant Payments

Awards are made directly to the applicant by check or electronic transfer. Direct payments to vendors or suppliers are also available.

Arts Education/Arts Therapy Grant Acknowledgment

Guidelines for proper funding credit are included in the Culture Grant Award Kit. 

Arts Education/Arts Therapy Grant Final Reports

A GJAC Flash Report of your activity is required at the end of your project. Outstanding Flash Reports must be completed before an application for a new grant proposal will be be considered.   

Creative Artist Grant Award Size

Up to $1,500

Creative Artist Grant Deadline

Applications are accepted two times a year, generally a late fall/early winter cycle and a late spring cycle.

Who Can Apply For Creative Artist Grants?

Our Creative Artist Grant program is open to individual artists, collaborations among individual artists and small artist collectives.

Creative Artist Grant Restrictions

  • Activities outside Jackson and Hinds County.
  • Activities not related to the arts/culture or primarily religious in nature.
  • Activities exclusive to private participation or programs blocking public access on the basis of income, race, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation or disability. NOTE: Some ticketed events are eligible provided the cost to entry is modest.
  • Prize money for contests.

Multiple Creative Artist Grants?

Our fiscal year runs from October 1 to September 30. Applicants are eligible for up to two cycle grants (Creative Artist, Arts Education/Arts Therapy, Major Cultural Project) during that period; however, only one application may be submitted at a time.

How Creative Artist Grants Are Reviewed

Be mindful of the following criteria as you prepare your application:

  • QUALITY OF ACTIVITY - Does the project benefit the community and/or those taking part in it? 
  • PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT - Does the project increase opportunities for people to engage with or benefit from the arts?
  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT - Is the activity realistic and well planned?
  • FINANCIAL OUTLOOK - Is the activity budget reasonable? Can the project move forward without support?
  • PREVIOUS AWARDS - Are all current or past year grants in good standing? 

Creative Artist Grants are reviewed by a sub-committee comprised of members from the GJAC Board of Directors and awarded from a limited pool of funds. Submitting an application does not guarantee the award of a Creative Artist Grant, so please do not incur expenses for a project before funding is approved. Awards are based on a number of factors, including availability of grant dollars, the number of applications in a particular cycle and the diversity of proposals being considered. 

Creative Artist Grant Funding Decisions

Award status of Creative Artist Grant applications are determined within 60 days of the cycle deadline.

Creative Artist Grant Payments

Awards are made directly to the applicant by check or electronic transfer. Direct payments to vendors or suppliers are also available.

Creative Artist Grant Acknowledgment

Guidelines for proper funding credit are included in the Culture Grant Award Kit. 

Creative Artist Grant Final Reports

A GJAC Flash Report of your activity is required at the end of your project. Outstanding Flash Reports must be completed before an application for a new grant proposal will be be considered.   

Major Cultural Project Grant Award Size

Up to $2,500

Major Cultural Project Grant Deadline

Applications are accepted two times a year, generally a late fall/early winter cycle and a late spring cycle.

Who Can Apply For Major Cultural Project Grants?

Our Major Cultural Project Grant program is open to cultural organizations (both staffed and volunteer).

Major Cultural Project Grant Restrictions

  • Activities outside Jackson and Hinds County.
  • Activities not related to the arts/culture or primarily religious in nature.
  • Activities exclusive to private participation or programs blocking public access on the basis of income, race, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation or disability. NOTE: Some ticketed events are eligible provided the cost to entry is modest.
  • Prize money for contests.

Multiple Major Cultural Project Grants?

Our fiscal year runs from October 1 to September 30. Applicants are eligible for up to two cycle grants (Major Cultural Project, Arts Education/Arts Therapy, Creative Artist) during that period; however, only one application may be submitted at a time.

How Major Cultural Project Grants Are Reviewed

Be mindful of the following criteria as you prepare your application:

  • QUALITY OF ACTIVITY - Does the project benefit the community and/or those taking part in it? 
  • PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT - Does the project increase opportunities for people to engage with or benefit from the arts?
  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT - Is the activity realistic and well planned?
  • FINANCIAL OUTLOOK - Is the activity budget reasonable? Can the project move forward without support?
  • PREVIOUS AWARDS - Are all current or past year grants in good standing? 

Major Cultural Project Grants are reviewed by a sub-committee comprised of members from the GJAC Board of Directors and awarded from a limited pool of funds. Submitting an application does not guarantee the award of a Major Cultural Project Grant, so please do not incur expenses for a project before funding is approved. Awards are based on a number of factors, including availability of grant dollars, the number of applications in a particular cycle and the diversity of proposals being considered. 

Major Cultural Project Grant Funding Decisions

Award status of Major Cultural Project Grant applications are determined within 60 days of the cycle deadline.

Major Cultural Project Grant Payments

Awards are made directly to the applicant by check or electronic transfer. Direct payments to vendors or suppliers are also available.

Major Cultural Project Grant Acknowledgment

Guidelines for proper funding credit are included in the Culture Grant Award Kit. 

Major Cultural Project Grant Final Reports

A GJAC Flash Report of your activity is required at the end of your project. Outstanding Flash Reports must be completed before an application for a new grant proposal will be be considered.