Explore grants provide arts organizations who have fully developed ideas with the resources to test and implement the concept. These grants hope to foster the creativity and risk-taking that is essential to creating new and better ways of operating in the current COVID-19 world and addressing some of the aspects of arts organizations that were not working well before the pandemic. Priority will be given to projects that have maximum potential benefit for the organization and the field.

Criteria for EXPLORE Grants:

  • Clear identification of challenges to be address.
  • A clear and appropriate plan that informs implementation.
  • Appropriateness of the proposed budget.
  • The capacity of the organization to carry out the project.
  • Methods for tracking process and progress.
  • A system for assessing the potential impact on the organization(s).
  • Potential to impact the organizations(s).
  • Potential to inform the field.

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