June 1 Deadline
Operating Support grants are available to major presenters, museums, art centers,
local art councils, and professional arts producing institutions. These grants provide
support and stability to large arts organizations with far-reaching cultural impact.
Funding is provided for general program development and to stimulate private and
additional public funding. Eligible groups are expected to be well established with
ongoing fundraising efforts. They must show a high level of professionalism, both
artistically and administratively, and must engage in strong community service and
To be eligible for Operating Support, an organization must have a three-year average
cash income of at least $800,000 for fiscal year 2015. New organizations seeking
Operating Support funding must submit a one year notification in writing of their
intent to seek Operating Support funding.