We believe the arts are essential to the health and vitality of our communities and our nation. We are passionate about supporting artists in creating. We recognize the great need for support, and that receiving funding can sometimes be a complicated process. This is why we decided to do what we can to assist you and why our application process has been made simple.
Integrity: Arts & Culture Association (IACA) Mini-Grants generally average $250, and are intended to assist with such things as: artistic supplies, recordings, studio time, exhibits, performances, project related expenses, residences, etc. This is our way of planting seeds that we believe will continue to grow. Given the pandemic, funding requests for remote programs and projects are most welcome.
This program was started in honor of every artist who has ever impacted the life of another. In honor of our teachers, our mentors, and even those who have deeply touched our lives from afar, we encourage you to keep living your dreams with passion. Keep changing the world for the better. We believe in you and we support you.
Application Deadline Date: November 27, 2022 at 11:59PM CST
Be a U.S. citizen or a permanent legal resident
Be 18 years of age or older
NOT be a staff member or a board member of IACA (relatives of such are also disqualified from applying)
Please Note: If you are selected as a grant recipient, a copy of your driver’s license or state ID will be required before funds will be distributed (to verify that you meet the age and U.S. residency requirements).
How to Apply:
Our application process is simple. Just click here to complete our short online application. We require a $10 non-refundable application fee payable by credit card. This helps make the review of applications possible.
Integrity: Arts & Culture Association is committed to supporting both emerging and established artists. We are looking for passion and excellence in your craft. Tell us why your work is important to you and how you hope it will impact others.
Grants are awarded based on merit and organizational priorities. Jurors are made up of a committee of industry professionals, whom we allow to remain anonymous. The jury process allows committee members to recuse themselves from evaluating particular applicants, when necessary; and to indicate a level of confidence in each review they provide.
Jurors will review all applications and select finalists. At the end of the grant cycle, all finalists will be reviewed once again and one or more winners will be selected. If a high number of grant applications are received, we reserve the right to award more money. Due to both time and financial constraints, jurors are not asked to provide feedback to applicants regarding submissions.
All applicants will be notified of the winners via email. Information will also be posted at the top of this web page, on Facebook and on Twitter. We highly recommend that you add our email address to your contacts list, as message sometimes mistakenly get filtered and end up in the spam folder. Please see the bottom of the application form for more information.
Grant Winner Requirements:
Winners will be notified via email and must respond with the required information by the deadline date stipulated.
Projects must be completed within 6 months of receiving the grant award. If an ongoing project, it must begin within six months of receiving the grant.
We require recognition on all printed materials (and from the stage, if applicable).
(“This project partially supported by a grant from Integrity: Arts & Culture Association.”)
Within 30 days of the close of the project, we require 1-2 paragraphs describing how our support benefited you. If an ongoing project, please send this information within 30 days of the project start date.
Recipients are responsible for any tax implications.
For more information about the IACA grant program, check our Frequently Asked Questions or feel free to contact us. We are always happy to assist you.