Small, mid-size organizations eligible for Challenge America Fast-Track grants
Potential applicants invited to webinar on April 2.
The National Endowment for the Arts’ Challenge America Fast-Track grants support primarily small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the arts to underserved populations — those whose opportunities to experiences the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics or disability. Grants are awarded for a fixed amount of $10,000 and require a minimum match of $10,000, and grants are limited to four specific types of projects: arts events featuring a guest artist(s), public art, unified promotion, and design.
On April 2, from 3 – 4 p.m., the NEA will present a webinar about the Challenge America Fast-Track grants to help potential applicants navigate the process. The webinar is free, but registration is required. The grant application deadline is May 8.
The Nickelodeon Theatre in Columbia, S.C., recently received a CAFT grant to support a film festival tentatively titled “Blacks in Cinema: Past, Present, and Future Film Festival.” Planned for summer 2014, the festival will include the screening of films historically significant to the African-American community, guest speakers and educational programming, as well as the screening of documentary films created by local participants in a media literacy and media production training program.
NEA’s Challenge America Fast-Track Director Michael Killoren will present a webinar on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 from 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET to help potential applicants navigate the application materials and process. There will be an overview presentation of CAFT guidelines, followed by a Q & A.
The Challenge America Fast-Track (CAFT) category of funding supports primarily small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations—those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability.
The Challenge America Fast Track deadline is May 8, 2014.
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