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ARTS GRANTS

The Middletown Commission on the Arts (MCA) welcomes grant applications for programs and/or projects that enrich the lives of Middletown residents through the arts & culture. It shall be the policy of the MCA to encourage and stimulate artistic and cultural creativity within the community through a Matching Funds Program. The intent of the Matching Funds Program is to provide eligible applicants support for artistic/cultural projects and events that benefit Middletown residents.


TYPES OF GRANTS

The Commission considers applications from organizations, businesses, arts-related groups, and from individuals two times a year. Commission-funded programs and projects include, but are not limited to, performances, exhibitions, children’s arts programs, arts education, public art, and other arts activities. The Commission is particularly interested in programs that reach and benefit Middletown residents in all of the community’s diversity. 


GRANTS SCHEDULE

GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT (GOS): funding support greater than $8,000 toward the general operations of non-profit arts organizations, or of an organization’s major project. An organization may apply for a GOS and Project Grant within the same 12 month period. Applications deadline: January 15 (For GOS beginning July 1 or Projects on/after April 1)


PROJECT SUPPORT GRANT (PSG): funding support up to $7,999 toward a specific art project presentation by either an organization, business, or an individual. Limited to one (1) award per 12 month period.Application deadlines: September 15 (Projects start date on/after Dec. 1) or January 15 (Projects start date on/after April 1)



APPLY AND SUBMIT

Forms and more information: http://www.middletownct.gov/297/Grant-Information Questions: Contact the City of Middletown Arts & Culture Office at 860-638-4510, or email arts@mddletownct.gov
Applications must be received by the MCA Office Staff by 4 p.m. on the day of the deadline. 

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