Operating Support

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 educational outreach.

To be eligible for Operating Support, an organization must have a three-year average cash income of at least $800,000. New organizations seeking Operating Support funding must submit a one year notification in writing of their intent to seek Operating Support funding.

NOTE: The Council is not currently accepting new organizations into the Operating Support Program.