Arts Access (ACC) Grants for Community-Based Organizations in Delaware
Delaware Division of the Arts
Nonprofits, , To be eligible for an Arts Access grant, applicants must:
Be an established unit of municipal, county, or state government within Delaware, OR be based and chartered in Delaware as a nonprofit organization; exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) or 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code; and eligible to receive donations allowable as charitable contributions under Section 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954. Applicants may include arts organizations, community-based non-arts organizations, schools, libraries, parks, etc.
Be managing an arts program that involves the presentation of work by a professional artist or artists.
Please note the following restrictions:
Organizations that receive General Operating, StartUp, or Project Support from the Division of the Arts are generally not eligible to apply.
Schools are eligible to apply only if the proposed project takes place after school hours and is open to and promoted to the community at large.
The Division will not accept applications through fiscal agents.
No individual may compile or submit an application on behalf of an organization if that individual is a member or relative of a member of the Delaware State Arts Council or Division staff.
For more information, visit Delaware Division of the Arts.
Arts Access provides program support to organizations that offer occasional arts programs and to organizations that do not meet the eligibility criteria for the Division’s General Operating Support and Project Support categories. Applicants are encouraged to contact program staff prior to application.
Arts Access funding is available for arts projects that accomplish one or more of the following:
Provide experiences of artistic merit and integrity for the public
Involve collaborations between artists or arts organizations and community and civic groups, government entities, or social service agencies
Provide opportunities for expanding diversity, equity, and inclusion in arts programming and participation
Reach audiences and participants with limited access to the arts or to a particular art form
Provide lifelong learning opportunities in the arts beyond the school setting
Offer opportunities for the creation of new works of art
Support arts programs in new or non-traditional venues
Provide opportunities for artistic expression of a community’s unique history, culture, or circumstances
Provide opportunities for conservation, documentation, and appreciation of the artistic traditions of diverse cultures and communities