GFAC AWARDS FIRST YEAR SHARE ART GENESEE GRANTS

 

Greater Flint Arts Council is pleased to announce the 2019 Share Art Genesee Community Arts Program Grants Awards. GFAC awarded grants to established nonprofit and governmental arts and cultural institutions. The Share Art Genesee Program was established to provide grants to build the capacity of local arts organizations in reaching their potential in transforming our communities into vibrant, inclusive destinations with a unique sense of place.

 

Art can be a powerful way for multiple narratives to be heard, seen, and included in the knowledge and experiences of a community. The arts can build a sense of community through shared experiences, improved quality of our lives by providing outlets for the creativity inherent in all of us, and stimulate economic development by attracting visitors to our community.

 

This initiative puts your tax dollars to work as the program is funded in whole by Genesee County Arts Education and Cultural Enrichment Millage funds. We thank the voters of Genesee County for recognizing the important role the arts play in the lives of all those who reside here and approving this grant program to support arts education, and cultural enrichment programs at nonprofit and governmental arts and cultural institutions in Genesee County. 

 

The following awards were distributed at our first Share Event, Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at Greater Flint Arts Council.

 

ORGANIZATION

GRANT PROGRAM

 

AWARD

MUNICIPALITY

Flint Children's Museum

Program 4 - Tier II

 

$30,000.00

Flint

African American Drum & Dance

Program 4 - Tier II

 

$20,000.00

Flint

Buckham Fine Arts Project

Program 4 - Tier II

 

$30,000.00

Flint

Red Ink Studios

Program 4 - Tier II

 

$6,250.00

Flint

Flint Hand Made

Program 3 - Tier I

 

$5,000.00

Flint

Amplifier Inc

Program 4 - Tier II

 

$30,000.00

Flint

Shop Floor Theatre

Program 4 - Tier II

 

$30,000.00

Flint

Whaley Historical House

Program 4 - Tier II

 

$30,000.00

Flint

Grand Blanc Arts Council

Program 1

- Creative Placemaking

 

                              $3,500.00

Grand Blanc

Fenton Arts Council

Program 3 - Tier I

 

$5,000.00

Fenton

Clio Cast and Crew

Program 4 - Tier II

 

$30,000.00

Clio

Fenton Community Orchestra

Program 4 - Tier II

 

$30,000.00

Fenton

El Ballet Folklorico

Program 4 - Tier II

 

$30,000.00

Flint

Flint Community Players

Program 4 - Tier II

 

$30,000.00

Flint Township

Jazz On Wheels

Program 3 - Tier I

 

$4,750.00

Flint

Gensee County Historical Society

Program 4 - Tier II

 

$25,650.00

Flint

Clio Center for the Arts

Program 2 - Cultural Planning

 

$4,750.00

Clio

Fenton Village Players

Program 4 - Tier II

 

$28,500.00

Fenton

Fenton Arts&Culture Commission

Program 2 - Cultural Planning

 

$4,750.00

Fenton

Clio Center for the Arts

Program 4 - Tier II

 

$24,080.00

Clio

Swartz Creek Area Art Guild

Program 4 - Tier II

 

$11,200.00

Swartz Creek

Fenton Arts&Culture Commission

Program 4 - Tier II

 

$14,400.00

Fenton

Swartz Creek Fine Arts Assoc

Program 4 - Tier II

 

$9,000.00

Swartz Creek

AIA Flint Chapter

Program 3 - Tier I

 

$3,170.00

Flint

 

Share Art Genesee Grant Guidelines and Criteria

Purpose

Greater Flint Arts Council is providing these grants in Genesee County to build the capacity of local arts organizations to reach their potential in transforming our communities into vibrant, inclusive destinations with a unique sense of place. Art can be a powerful way for multiple narratives to be heard, seen, and included in the knowledge and experiences of a community. The arts can build a sense of community through shared experiences, improve the quality of our lives by providing outlets for the creativity inherent in all of us, and stimulate economic development by attracting visitors to our community. 

View Guidelines

Upcoming Grant Workshops

None listed at this time.

Frequently Asked Questions

No. Only 501 C 3 Nonprofit Arts and Cultural organizations or cultural offices of local government are eligible to apply.

Yes. Only Genesee County organizations are elligible to apply.

No. Projects do not have to be new, however we encourage innovative, collaborative projects and fresh ideas.

Yes. You may apply for this grant every year throughout the ten years the millage is passed for.

Yes. There is a place on the last page of the application to upload documents. Please follow the instructions in the guidelines regarding which documents are required.

No. Electronic submission is required. If you need coaching with this, please contact Greg Fiedler at 810.238.2787  or email to greg@greaterflintartscouncil.org for assistance.

Adhere to the guidelines and criteria posted on the Share Art Genesee website, and be as specific as possible about who, what, when, where and why. Write a compelling story about how your project will have an effect on the lives of community members. Check the budget to be sure the numbers are accurate and added correctly. Make sure your income and expense balance. There are no guarantees, however, and this grant program is expected to be competitive.

Yes. Three Share Art Genesee grant workshops are scheduled for 2019. See above for dates, locations and times.

No. Millage funds may not be used to purchase equipment or make capital improvements. They may, however, be used for supplies necessary for program execution.