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2024 ArtSeed Grant Applications are Open!

Grant Writing Training Presentation in PowerPoint can be downloaded here.

Please Direct all inquiries to

The purpose of the
ArtSeed grant program is to encourage and enhance the arts in the Racine area and to foster excitement, support, and growth in the arts community. The RAC seeks projects that encourage new, innovative or experimental programs based in the arts.  This program is meant to assist small arts groups as well as individuals interested in the arts.  Artists or arts groups from Racine County may apply for an ArtSeed grant to help fund projects where activities occur primarily withing Racine County.  Projects which involve partnerships and collaborations are of particular interest. 

2024 ArtSeed Re-Granting Program



  • Racine County Non-profit organizations with 501(c)3 status

  • Racine County Non-profit organizations without 501(c)3 status with documentation from a 501(c)3 organization stating their commitment to act as fiscal receiver

  • Individual artists living in Racine County

  • Both Public and Private schools in Racine County, if partnering/collaborating with an artist or arts program.

  • ArtSeed grant recipients are eligible to receive a grant for up to three years of consecutive funding. After sitting out a year, the recipient may apply again.


ArtSeed Re-Granting Program Does Not Fund:

  • Scholarships

  • Fundraising 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 combination of both.



  • Online applications available March 1, 2024

  • Grant cycle is July 1, 2024 - June 30, 2025 (your project must start and finish within those dates!)

  • ArtSeed Grant Workshop materials available upon request.  Email:

  • Application Deadline: April 26, 2024

  • If you received a grant in 2023 and plan to apply for 2024, your Final Grant Report is due April 15, 2024

  • Review Panel Discussion: May 20, 2024

  • Grant Award Notification: June 15, 2024

  • Grants Awarded: July 1, 2024


Application Process: There are two parts to the ArtSeed Application

  1) Complete the Application Form available here.

  2) Fill out the Project Budget portion of the Application form document

then email the completed PDF to using subject:  ARTSEED Application 2024.

Information required:

  • Applicant Name & Contact Information

  • Amount requested​

  • Completed Budget 

  • Project Dates, including anticipated start and end date

  • ​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 many people do you plan to reach?

  • Community Impact: What effect will your project have on our community?

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.


Evaluation Process:

  • List your plans to promote your project/share your activities and solicit attendance, during the project period and/or upon completion.

  • List two parameters for determining success of the project.


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 to sign 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.​

ArtSeed Grant Evaluation Final Report

  • Demonstrating goals outlined in the grant application and the reporting obligations have been met, the Grantee must submit a Final Grant Evaluation Report* to the Racine Arts Council by June 30, 2025.  

*If you plan to apply for a 2025 grant, your final report needs to be submitted by April 15, 2025.

  • Email Final Grant Evaluation Report to, including

    • Send 1 page Word Document including Organization or Individual Name, Project Name, and completion date.

    • Indicate if goals were met and how; it goals were not met, indicate why not.   

    • How many people did the project reach? What were the demographics?

    • How were RAC and WAB acknowledged?

    • Include 2 photos with description and name of photographer.  

  • Applications from organizations who have not filed final reports for past projects/grants will not be eligible for future grants.

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