Video player link to instructions for Applying for Funding from ARTSWatch this 2-minute video from our Cultural Partnerships team for tips on applying for funding from ARTS.

  • Attending a workshop is strongly encouraged, especially if you’re a first-time applicant.
  • Read and follow the online instructions carefully, and give yourself time for questions. This can be especially important for work samples. Many applicants need assistance but do not leave enough time.  
  • Call the project manager with questions well in advance of the deadline. We are happy to assist you, but last-minute help is limited due to timing.
  • Describe the project plans and goals clearly. A good application tells the reader the who, what, when, where and why of the project. Panelists are experienced arts educators looking for specific details.
  • Submit work samples. It is a key element of the application. Think about your work sample early. How can you best illustrate to the panel the work you will be doing with youth? If you have worked with youth before, allow the panel to hear, see or read the work of the youth.
  • Click on Save or Update often and always before moving to a new section. Be sure to re-read your work before you submit. Suggestion: Preview the application, spell-check, re-check and save. 
  • Check resume and work sample links before submitting application to assure properly uploaded.