Foundation / Corporation
Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts (CFWM)
Grants of $1,000 and in-kind support to Massachusetts artists in eligible counties to promote capacity building and sustainability in the wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The program offers artists opportunities for one-on-one coaching, artist community-building, and online financial and business resiliency workshops specifically focused on navigating a post-COVID cultural sector. Artists who identify as black, indigenous, or a person of color and/or artists from especially rural portions of the Valley will receive priority. Eligible artists currently live or have studio space in Franklin, Hampshire, and Hampden counties.
To receive the mini-grant, selected artists will:
GrantWatch ID#: 195366
When joining the program, artists will have access to the following resources:
- $1,000 mini-grant
- Priority sign-up for free online workshops for Valley artists (which have limited enrollment in order to maximize peer networking and interaction with the trainer). Workshop participation is strongly encouraged, as it is the meat of this program and its learning process.
- A 1-on-1 session with A4A staff or trainers to talk about specific goals and challenges you face as an artist right now.
- Social media promotional support for 1-2 projects per artist with CFWM's and A4A's social accounts.
- Access to a strong ValleyCreates network of fellow artists.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For questions about ValleyCreates, contact Nicole Bourdon Nbourdon@communityfoundation.org.
For questions about the working capital grant program, contact email@example.com.
Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts
333 Bridge Street
Springfield, MA 01103
USA: Massachusetts: Franklin, Hampshire, and Hampden Counties
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