Inland Empire Capaciteria


Arts and Humanities

Jun 29 2018

The Aaron Copland Fund for Music supports performing and presenting organizations whose artistic excellence encourages and improves public knowledge and appreciation of serious contemporary American music. Funds are available for General Operating Support for professional performing ensembles and presenting organizations with a history of substantial commitment to contemporary American music and with plans to continue that commitment. The program also provides Project Support for exceptionally important activities relating to contemporary American music proposed by professional performing ensembles and presenting organizations that do not normally feature contemporary American music in their programming.

Grant Amount: Grant amounts range from $1,000 to $20,000.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants must have non-profit tax-exempt status and performance history as an ensemble or presenter of at least two years at the time of application. For General Operating Support applicants must have a commitment to contemporary American music. Eligible organizations include:

•Chamber sized ensembles of any instrumentation

•Chamber orchestras

•Symphonic or other full-sized orchestras

•Opera companies

•Dance companies and/or ensembles (see note below)

•Vocal ensembles and choruses


•Festivals (see note below)

•Presenter/ensemble hybrids

Individuals and student ensembles are not eligible. Volunteer, community and amateur ensembles are generally not eligible.

Due Date: June 30, 2018

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Jul 01 2018

The Americana Foundation Supports Preservation, Acquisition, and Restoration Projects for Handcrafted Furniture and Heritage Buildings.

The Americana Foundation supports preservation and restoration projects for handcrafted furniture and heritage buildings. The Americana Foundation seeks to promote knowledge, preservation, and accessibility of America's heritage through increasing educational opportunities of future conservators and curators in the field and through preservation and presentation of unique collections.

Projects considered for grants include:

•Preservation and/or acquisition of high style, classic, handcrafted furniture from the 18th and 19th centuries as well as supporting their placement with charitable and educational institutions, and/or the US government.

•Career development support for curatorial and conservation internships within major institutions and universities.

•Restoration projects for heritage buildings and cultural landscapes that are listed or eligible for listing in the National Register of historic places.

Given limited funds and its commitment to collaboration, the Foundation is most interested in requests that are supported by multiple sources, sustainable over time, and for a single year only.

Grant Amount: Grant amounts not specified.

Eligibility: The Foundation makes grants only to nonprofit organizations that have been determined by the IRS to be charitable, scientific or educational and have been recognized under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code to be tax exempt and not a private foundation.

Due Date: Proposals should are accepted by the 10th of January, April, July, and October.

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Jul 12 2018

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) supports art projects through its principal grants program, Art Works. Through project-based funding, the NEA supports public engagement with, and access to, various forms of excellent art across the nation, the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, learning in the arts at all stages of life, and the integration of the arts into the fabric of community life. The NEA encourages applications for artistically excellent projects that:

•Celebrate America’s creativity and cultural heritage.

•Invite a dialogue that fosters a mutual respect for the diverse beliefs and values of all persons and groups.

•Enrich humanity by broadening the understanding of ourselves as individuals and as a society.

A project may consist of one or more specific events or activities; it may be a part of an applicant's regular season or activities. Organizations that undertake a single short-term project in a year -- a ten- day jazz festival, for example -- could apply for that event, or they could identify certain components (such as the presentation of a key artist and the associated activities) as their project. Organizations may apply for any or all phases of a project, from its planning through its implementation. A project does not have to be new. Excellent existing projects can be just as competitive as new activities.

Projects do not need to be large. Small projects that can make a difference in a community or field are also welcomed. Projects may be in all NEA artistic disciplines, for works of all cultures and periods.

This includes projects featuring Native American, Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian arts.

Grant Amount: Grant amounts range from $10,000 to $100,000. No grants will be made below

$10,000. Grants of $100,000 or more will be made only in rare instances, and only for projects that demonstrate exceptional national or regional significance and impact.

Eligibility: To be eligible, the applicant organization must:

•Meet the National Endowment for the Arts’ "Legal Requirements" including nonprofit, tax- exempt status at the time of application. (All organizations must apply directly on their own behalf. Applications through a fiscal agent are not allowed. See more information on fiscal sponsors.)

•Have a three-year history of arts programming prior to the application deadline.

•Have submitted acceptable Final Report packages by the due date(s) for all National Endowment for the Arts grant(s) previously received.

Due Date: July 12, 2018

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