Grants to Delaware artists to support professional development and career-advancing activities. Funding is intended for opportunities including, but not limited to studying with an expert, joining a residency, and completing a work. Grant funds may be used for career development activities or for presentation opportunities. Eligible expenses include the opportunity to study with an expert, the cost to rent a performance space, and materials to complete work for a specific program or show.
Artist Opportunity Grants are awarded on a competitive basis to support unique professional and artistic development and presentation opportunities for artists.
Artists will select one of two grant categories:
- Professional and Artistic Development – Artists may apply for funding for unique, short-term opportunities that will significantly advance their work or careers, such as: study with a significant master available for a limited time, or participation in a residency or exchange program.
- Presentation Opportunities – Artists may apply for funding for unique, short-term opportunities that will significantly advance their work or careers such as: materials to complete work committed to an exhibition, performance, or publication; contracting of professional services; or rental of equipment, instruments, or work space for a specific performance, exhibition, or publication opportunity.
Evaluation criteria include: anticipated impact on the artist’s work or career; financial feasibility and need; marketing plans; and uniqueness of the opportunity.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source’s website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Direct questions to:
Roxanne Stanulis, Program Officer, Artist Programs and Services
If you have difficulty registering, retrieving a lost password, or logging in, please contact the Division of the Arts at 302-577-8278 or SmARTDE@delaware.gov.
Delaware Division of the Arts
820 N. French Street
Wilmington, DE 19801