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.
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.
Grants generally range from $300 to $1,000.
Fall 2023 Grant Cycle
- Application available September 1, 2023 – October 2, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
- Project begin date: January 1, 2024, or later.
- If awarded, funds would be available in January 2024. Notifications will be emailed at the end of December 2023.