The purpose of the RAC ArtSeed grant program is to encourage and enhance the arts in the Racine area and to foster excitement, support and growth in the arts in our community.

 The RAC seeks projects or programs that meet the following objectives:
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  • To encourage new, innovative and/or experimental programs or projects based in the arts
  • To assist small arts groups as well as individuals interested in the arts with such programs or projects

Proposals which involve partnerships and collaborations are of particular interest.
Examples of typical partnerships/collaborations include those between artists, between artists and non-profit organizations, and between non-profits (including educational and  governmental entities).
ArtSeed Goals:
Who May Apply:
Applicants must be from Racine County, and proposed project activities should occur primarily within Racine County.
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Applicants can be:
  • Non-profit organizations with 501(c)3 status
  • Non-profit organizations without 501(c)3 status if they have documentation from a 501(c)3 organization stating their commitment to act as fiscal receiver
  • Individual artists
  • Both Public and Private schools, if partnering/collaborating with an artist or arts program.

The ArtSeed Program Does Not Fund:
  • Scholarships
  • Fund Raising Projects
  • Projects not based in Racine County
  • Rent, Operational or Capital Improvement costs unless directly connected to the proposed program or project (in which case, contact RAC for guidance).
ArtSeed Grant Awards:
You may apply for ONE of the following grant award amounts:
  • $500
  • $1,000
  • $1,500
Applicant must match the grant request at least 1:1 in either cash,  in-kind services or a combination of both.
Your Application Must Include:
Applicant Name & Contact Information

Amount requested
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Completed Budget (form provided) 

Project Dates, including anticipated start and end date
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Description of Program or Project:

  • Project Title
  • Description:
               Include who will do what, when, and how?
  • Goals and Objectives:
               What do you hope to achieve?
  • ​Target Audience and Expected Reach:
               Who is the audience for your project?  How may people do you plan to reach?
  • Community Impact:
               What effect will you project have on our community?
  • Evaluation Process:
               How will you determine success?
  • Promotional plans during the project period and/or upon completion:
               How do you plan to promote your project/share your activities, solicit attendance, etc.?
Application Terms and Requirements:
The ArtSeed grant application must be completed in its entirety.  Missing or inaccurate information may make the application ineligible for consideration.

If the project receiving funds is not completed by the expected date, the grantee must request (and be granted) an extension prior to the original completion date or return the funds.

The organization or individual receiving funding is responsible for all applicable taxes.

ArtSeed Grant Award Payments:
Successful grantees will receive a Grant Contract for execution and return to RAC.

Upon receipt of the executed Grant Contract, the grantee will receive 75% of their award.

Upon project completion and submission of a completed Grant Evaluation form, the remaining 25% will be distributed.​
Timeline:
Online Applications Available: March 1st, 2017

Application Deadline: May 20th, 2017

Grants Awarded: July 2017

How Do I Apply?
ArtSeed utilizes an online application process.  No paper applications will be accepted.  You will find the link to the online application below.

NOTE: The online application must be completed in one session. You will NOT have the ability to save and return later to revise or complete your application.
Ready to Apply?
TIP​If you fill out the ArtSeed Application Worksheet in advance, you can craft your responses and save a copy on your computer.  When  you are ready to apply online, have the Worksheet open on your desktop and simply copy and paste the information from your completed Worksheet into the appropriate sections in the online application.
The Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation
Funding for ArtSeed Provided by:
How Do I Know My Application Submission Was Successful?
RAC will send you a follow-up email after your application has been received.  Please allow a minimum of 5 working days for confirmation.
How Do I Know What Information Is Needed For The Application?
You can download the ArtSeed Application Worksheet here.
It calls out all the information that will be required to complete the online application.
NOTE: The Worksheet is not required and will not be accepted online.  It is a tool to help you gather your information.  You can also go directly to the online application without using the Worksheet.
Questions?
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2017 ArtSeed Project Grant Applications

Now Available - Application Deadline May 20th
409 Sixth Street, Racine, WI  53403
(262) 635-0261
Ready to submit your application?
Click on the ArtSeed logo below to begin.