MICRO-GRANTS MAKE A MIGHTY DIFFERENCE.

The SBMA micro-grant directly responds to a critical need reflected in the local creative community.  The SBMA micro-grant is a timely, critical method of support to ensure that the creative projects, partnerships, and performances that artists create, not only see the light of day, but create a beneficial resource for creative “artrepreneurs” to persist and thrive.  The SBMA micro-grant program was developed to limit the likelihood that artists will quit or further delay projects or professional development that would limit their participation in the city’s creative endeavors and opportunities. 

Past award recipients have not only utilized funds to create work, but feedback confirmed that there was an intrinsic value to receiving a micro-grant (no matter the amount) that motivated them to persist overall.  We know that micro-funding, provided in a timely manner and accompanied by ongoing resource connections, can make a mighty difference.

SBMA MICRO-GRANT

In the interest of our mission, our annual micro-grants our intended to support the creative momentum and persistence of individual artists through one of THREE funding/resource opportunities.

  1. SBMA micro-grant ($200 – $1,000)
    Funding for individual artists for 1) project-based resources to continue or complete creative work; 2) professional development resources to advance creative career through training or certification (does not include college classes towards degree acquirement).
  2. SBMA Fringe Festival micro-grant ($200 – $500)
    to purchase resources needed to complete a 2018 Fringe Festival performance (examples: insurance, marketing, space, staff, costumes, equipment rental, travel, etc. Cannot be used to cover Fringe Festival registration).
  3. NEW! Bartol Teaching Artist micro-grant ($500)  
    funding for teaching artists working to complete a community-based project. Project must be already confirmed or underway (with letter of support from host site or program partner).

***NEW SBMA GRANT OPPORTUNITY***
August 2018

BARTOL TEACHING ARTIST MICRO-GRANT OPENS FOR A SECOND ROUND OF AWARDS!

Thanks to our 2018 partnership with the Bartol Foundation, SBMA is awarding another round of micro-grants to teaching artists.  See timeline and details below: 

  • Wednesday, August 29 (5pm) – Teaching Artist micro-grant application opens
  • Sunday, September 9 (5pm) – application closes
  • Week of September 17 – 2nd round grant recipients notified
***BEFORE APPLYING PLEASE BE SURE TO READ
THE SBMA/BARTOL TEACHING ARTIST MICRO-GRANT DETAIL PAGE***

OTHER HELPFUL LINKS
MICRO-GRANT INFO SESSION FACEBOOK LIVE VIDEO

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Read about SBMA’s first-round of Bartol Teaching Artist Micro-Grant Recipients: 
CHRIS COYLE | ALEXANDRA ESPINOZA | YINKA ORAFIDIYA
ELLEN REYNOLDS | GRACE SHEAHAN


Note: The application period for our 2018 Creative, Professional Development & Fringe Festival grants have closed.  For updates and information on the next grant cycle please join our email list

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SBMA 2018 MICRO-GRANT AWARDS

Congratulations to the 2018 SBMA Micro-Grant recipients!  Twenty-one local artists received micro-grants of $200 – $1,000 to pursue, continue or complete creative work, professional development, participation in the 2018 Fringe Festival and teaching artist work in communities. 

 

 

READ MORE ABOUT THE 2018 SBMA-FUNDED ARTISTS
& THEIR FUNDED WORK BELOW
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Special thanks to the team, partners, donors, sponsors, and
community members that make SBMA Micro-Grants possible! 
2018 Grant Planning Team
Jos Duncan, Lillian Dunn, Michael O’Bryan, Tezarah Wilkins
2018 Grant Voting Committee:

Tempest Carter, James Claiborne, Keila Cordova, Akeem Dixon, Akeem Dixon, Wesley Flash, Paury Flowers, Sarah Heyward, Marangeli Mejia Rabell, Francesca Montanile, Lisa Nelson-Haynes, Alina Pleskova, Amy Schofield, Grace Shinn, JD Stokely, Celeste Sumo, Alexis Walker, Laurel Yaros

2018 SBMA Micro-Grants made possible thanks to generous individual donors and the following partners and sponsors

 

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