Superior-Douglas County Arts Fund

Superior-Douglas County Arts Fund

Mission

The mission of the Superior-Douglas County Arts Fund is to support projects and programs which help people develop an appreciation of the arts, make the arts accessible to all people, and expose people to a variety of multicultural arts experiences. The objective of the fund is to provide assistance to visual, literary and/or performing arts projects. Preference will be given to programs or projects which provide performance and/or artistic opportunities for children or youth in grades K – 8. Requests for capital projects will not be considered.

Examples of possible projects

The following are representative, but not exclusive examples of projects which could be recipients of this fund:

  • Costs to bring arts programs to new audiences, especially K-5 students in the school systems;
  • Collaborative projects which involve schools, families, and the broader community;
  • Support for teacher training;
  • Support for art supplies or musical instruments;
  • Exhibit or performance costs;
  • Artist in residency programs, workshops, or master classes;
  • Subsidized performance tickets to encourage audience development;
  • Soloist or guest artist fees;
  • Costs for visiting, innovative, experimental, or outreach presentations or programs;
  • Costs to develop new arts programs.

Examples of possible grant recipients

The following are representative, but not exclusive, examples of possible grant recipients to implement the objectives of this fund:

  • Area schools and school districts;
  • Bong Heritage Center;
  • City of Superior.

 

Eligibility
To be eligible to apply for funding, an organization must:

  • Be classified as a charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or classified as an organization under Section 170(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code or have a fiscal sponsor classified as a charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or an organization under Section 170(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code
  • Be located in or provide service to residents within Douglas County and the community of Iron River, Wisconsin.

Grant range
Grants generally range from $300 to $1,000.

Application timeline

Fall Grant Cycle

  • Application available August 1, 2024 – October 1, 2024 @ 5:00 pm
  • Project begin date: January 1, 2025, or later.
  • If awarded, funds would be available in January 2025. Notifications will be emailed at the end of December 2024.