Iowa Arts & Culture Emergency Relief Fund for Individual Artists (US)

Deadline: 11-Dec-20 The Iowa Arts & Culture Emergency Relief Fund has been announced that provide short-term financial relief to those in the arts, cultural, creative and humanities fields most impacted by state disaster declarations, natural disasters, and other forms of emergencies. (Ad) What tools do you need to raise funds for your organization? A grants database, a donor search option, sample proposals, a library of guidebooks on how to raise funds, a grants map, a deadline calendar, training from fundraising experts and an alert system to give you timely information about new opportunities. We have all of these in our Premium Membership service – now available at 50% discount. $49.99 per year only. Click here! During the current funding round, Iowa Arts & Culture Recovery Program grants will be made available to support eligible Iowa artists who are experiencing financial hardship and can demonstrate lost revenue and/or increased expenditures due to the public health emergency and COVID-19 pandemic. Funding Information The minimum award will be $500. Award amounts will be capped at 50% of total eligible revenue losses and expenses or $5,000, whichever amount is less. The department reserves the right to adjust funding award amounts and limits for any reason, including based on the total number and amount of requests. Eligible Use of Funds (Ad) How can I search grant information of my interest? Grant funds must be directly tied to the following types of lost revenue and/or increased expenditures due to the public health emergency and COVID-19 pandemic related to the applicant’s creative work and must exclude expenses for which other federal, state, local or private relief funding has already been received: Business interruption due to cancellation or indefinite postponement of paid contracts, gigs, performances, residencies, exhibitions, commissions, or other creative work that was scheduled to occur between March 1 and December 30, 2020. Transitioning services to alternative means (e.g. online, outdoor, limited attendance) or adaptive upgrades (e.g. software and online services) directly related to the public health emergency and necessary in the course of creating, presenting, directing, or performing works of art. Goods and services (e.g. personal protective equipment (PPE), signage, cleaning/sanitizing) that were unbudgeted but necessary to ensure a safe experience in the course of creating, presenting, directing, or performing works of art due to the public health emergency. Ineligible Use of Funds Grant funds may not be used for any of the following expenses: (Ad) Looking for Grants and Donors for your country? Expenses that were funded or reimbursed in part or whole by state unemployment insurance and/or federally-funded unemployment programs, including Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC). Expenses funded or reimbursed by other states, federal, or private funding sources, including but not limited to CARES Act funding, including the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Capital expenditures, including equipment equal to or greater than $5,000 per unit. Damages covered by insurance. Foreign travel. Fundraisers or benefits. Legal settlements. Lobbying activity. Previously budgeted costs within the eligible funding period of March 1 – December 30, 2020. Goods or services received outside of the eligible funding period of March 1 to December 30, 2020. Prizes and awards. Reimbursement to donors for donated items or services. Religious activity. Eligibility Criteria  Eligible applicants are allowed to receive one Round Four emergency grant award in addition to any previous emergency or regular grant awards made to date by the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs in the calendar year 2020. Applicants that have directly received funding through CARES Act programs from the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, Iowa Economic Development Authority, Small Business Administration, Arts Midwest, National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, Institute for Museums and Library Services may receive funding from this grant program. Eligible applicants are limited to submitting one application to this program. Ineligible Applicants The following types of applicants are not eligible to apply: (Ad) Handpicked funding alerts right inside your email inbox! Individuals working in creative disciplines that fall outside of the definition of art, including baking, balloon, barbering, burlesque, cosmetology, event planning and production, fitness, floral design, food makers, commercial and industrial welding, henna, horticulture, marketing, martial arts, massage and healing therapy, modelling, nail design, professional speaking, soap making and yoga practitioners. Additional eligibility decisions may be made at the discretion of the funding agency. Event planners, managers, booking agents, promoters and similar jobs categories that suppo

Iowa Arts & Culture Emergency Relief Fund for Individual Artists (US)