Kalamazoo Artistic
Development Initiative

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Funding provided by

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.

Grant Details:

Arts Project Grant Maximum Ask: $4,500.00
Artist Support Grant Maximum Ask: $2,000.00
Grant Guidelines: 2019 KADI Grant Guidelines
Professional Development Application: Apply Here; Project Support Application: Apply Here
Application Release Date: Round I – March 15, 2019; Round II – October 15, 2019
Application Deadline Date: Round I – May 15, 2019; Round II – December 16, 2019
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.

Grant Resources

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.

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 kchesak@kalamazooarts.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.
Who Can, Who Should File Schedule C With the IRS
Taxes for freelancers, artists, writers...


Logos for Published Materials

Click here to be redirected to our Media Kit page.


Sample Itemized Budget

Sample Itemized Budget for Individual Artists
Sample Itemized Budget for Organizations (Created by the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs)


Other Resources

The Michigan Cultural Data Project
Chronicle of Philanthropy
Irving S. Gilmore Foundation
Kalamazoo Community Foundation
Creative Many
Find your Michigan Senator
Find your Michigan State Representative

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