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Martha Kate Thomas Fund for Artists Grant Guidelines
The Martha Kate Thomas Fund for Artists was established in 2013 through a legacy gift to the Community Foundation Serving Boulder County. Grants from this fund will be awarded to artists who live or work in Boulder County and who have unforeseen needs due to special circumstances. Grant awards will not exceed $3000.
Boulder County Arts Alliance is proud to administer this fund for the Community Foundation Serving Boulder County. Read the inspiring story behind this fund.
Unforeseen needs due to special circumstances may include loss of equipment or supplies, and unplanned expenses due to natural disaster, debilitating illness, accidents and more. Priority is given to applicants that are not eligible to file insurance claims or who may be eligible but coverage is inadequate to cover the loss.
Persons, Organizations and Activities Funded
Persons, Organizations and Activities Not Funded
Examples of Unforeseen Needs Potentially Funded
Martha Kate Thomas loved art and she knew that the life of an artist is not always an easy one. The intention of the fund, which was established by a legacy gift from Martha Kate, is to help make the lives of artists a little easier as they may face financial challenges that others in traditional jobs may not. Martha Kate wanted to provide a resource for Boulder County artists so that they would not have to choose between paying for a prescription or purchasing art supplies, for example.
Please note that this is merely a list of some examples of needs that are eligible for grant assistance and may not include all potential needs eligible for grant assistance. If your need is not listed and you are unsure whether or not your need is eligible for a grant, please include it in your application.
Application Evaluation Criteria
All applications are reviewed and commented on by a multi-disciplinary panel using the application evaluation criteria listed below. Each panelist reviews and scores every application on his/her own; a panel meeting is called and all applications are reviewed by the panel as a whole. A final score is reached at the panel meeting and the top scoring applicants will be awarded grants for that cycle. Panelist comments are recorded and are available for applicants to review after the awards are announced.
Priority will be given to applicants whose written materials are well-crafted and portray excellence in their overall presentation. This would include:
Submit only one application per requesting individual or organization. Completed application consists of:
1) Completed online application. PAPER COPIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
2) Supplemental Material (required) - up to 5 attachments can be uploaded with your electronic application. If you have work samples on the web, you may include urls in your grant narrative or in an attached document.
Suggested attachments (hardcopy support materials will not be accepted):
All proposals must be submitted electronically using the Martha Kate Thomas Fund for Artists Grant Proposal Form form on the BCAA website. Completed applications, must be submitted by 5:00 pm on the deadline date. The application will go offline at 5:01pm on the deadline date and can no longer be edited, downloaded or submitted at that point.
For additional information about the Martha Kate Thomas Fund for Artists grants and tips for submitting a successful proposal, call 303-447-2422.
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