Albuquerque Community Foundation / McCune Charitable Foundation: Re-envisioning the COVID Creative Economy Grant Opportunity

The Albuquerque Community Foundation and the McCune Charitable Foundation are partnering on a grant opportunity to support the creative economy, increase employment opportunities for working artists of all kinds, and help arts and culture organizations rebuild their programs in new and innovative ways due the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Re-envisioning the COVID Creative Economy grant seeks to support organizations that are adopting safe practices, while developing creative and collaborative new approaches to ensure their programs are still viable and accessible during the changing social landscape COVID-19 has created. Grants will support initiatives that address one or more of the following focus areas:

  • Developing new and longer-term solutions to engage arts audiences during COVID (and beyond, understanding the implications of COVID will last far longer than these initial months)
  • Increasing inclusive employment opportunities for arts professionals during COVID
  • Engaging multiple partners for a larger impact in the creative economy
  • The Foundation’s understand that to pivot programming and create new approaches to work will require more resources than typical operating costs. The goal of the grant opportunity is to make fewer, higher impact grants. Through this approach, we will focus on funding organizations where one grant may affect multiple organizations, audiences, or arts professionals.

Amount: Grants will range up to $25,000.

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations that are located in (or serving) the four county greater Albuquerque area. Organizations that have already received a grant from any emergency fund via the Albuquerque Community Foundation or McCune Charitable Foundation are eligible to apply.

Note: Applications may be submitted for projects that are currently underway, but not completed. That is, funding may be used retroactively for partial programming.

Deadline: September 30, 2020

Resource Information
Funder Albuquerque Community Foundation and the McCune Charitable Foundation
Eligibility Nonprofit Organization
Resource URL: https://www.albuquerquefoundation.org/covid-creative-economy-grant.aspx
Sector Arts & Humanities, COVID-19 Emergency Response
Grant Amount $0-$25,000
Deadline September 30, 2020