Bridge Fund
for the Arts

Available for:

This emergency program was generously funded by:


The COVID-19 Bridge Fund for Arts Organizations was developed to provide operational relief for arts organizations that exist in and/or serve the communities of Kalamazoo County. Attention is paid, and weight is given, to the demonstration of financial need, overall organization impact to the community, and demonstration of business plan for future success. Read the press release here.

Grant Details:
  • Operational Bridge Fund Grant:  Maximum Ask: $10,000.00
  • Grant Guidelines: 2020 COVID-19 Bridge Fund Guidelines
  • Application:  APPLY HERE
  • Application Release Date: May 1, 2020
  • Application Deadline Date: Apply when ready – funds will be granted until exhausted.
  • Final Report: A survey will be emailed six months after grant is awarded to collect data regarding impact of grant and health of organization.


Grant Resources

Arts Council Services

Consultations: 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.

We are here to assist you with any grant related inquiries. Please email Kristen Chesak or call (269) 342-5059.

Thank you for your generous support of our programs.


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