Kalamazoo Artistic Development Initiative (KADI), funded by the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation, is designed to support individual artists in their endeavor to develop themselves and their art through projects or professional development. Attention is paid, and weight is given, to the artistic merit of a project, or how a professional development opportunity will help further an artist’s career. There are two separate categories for this grant: Professional Development and Project Support.
• Arts Project Grant Maximum Ask: $4,500.00
• Artist Support Grant Maximum Ask: $2,000.00
• Grant Guidelines: 2018 KADI Grant Guidelines
• Professional Development Application: Apply Here; Project Support Application: Apply Here
• Application Release Date: Round I – March 15, 2018; Round II – October 14, 2018
• Application Deadline Date: Round I – May 15, 2018; Round II – December 14, 2018
• Final Report: CLICK HERE. Final report is due one year after receipt of award letter.
Please review final report requirements upon receipt of your grant award.
KADI Award Recipient Announcement – 2017 Round 1
Arts Council Services
The Arts Council offers one-on-one conversations to help applicants navigate each of our programs and understand the best program for their needs. We provide technical assistance with grant writing, as well as referrals.
Before each grant deadline, the Arts Council holds a workshop to explain the grant’s specifications. We also offer workshops on a variety of arts administration areas, such as board development and accounting for nonprofit organizations.
Upcoming Workshop Dates:
- Wednesday, April 11, 2018, from 4:30 – 6:00 pm (Register for Workshop)
- Wednesday, November 7, 2018, form 4:30 – 6:00 pm
If you have any questions regarding the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo’s grants, please contact Kristin Chesak at (269) 342-5059 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individual Artist Grant Recipient Tax Information
Artist recipients of a grant from the Arts Council are required to submit a W-9.
The Internal Revenue Code provides that the full amount of an Individual Artist grant is taxable to its recipient. Some helpful articles on filing taxes as a working artist are below. For questions regarding income-tax liability, contact the Internal Revenue Service or a personal tax advisor.
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