A note to Nebraska Organizations — NAC grants have been made even easier — No matching funds required!
I'm always touting the Nebraska Arts Council, and with good reason...
Virtual AND in-person
They've revamped their Artists in Schools and Communities GRANTS this year to allow for both virtual and/or in-person sessions — with no matching funds required from the sponsoring organization.
A real deal! — Grants available for virtual, in-person AND hybrid visits from NAC Roster Artists ( like me ;-) )
The NAC has really outdone themselves to make both scheduling and funding these sessions a no-brainer.
1 session < 1 hour
That's up to one hour — to be provided either virtually or in person (or hybrid)
Short "Visit" vs. longer "Residency"
They've even gotten more flexible on the min/max duration!
Visit = 3 sessions
Residency = 10-30 sessions
And there's no requirement that "sessions" be consecutive. I did a virtual visit last year with UNO's bands and we scheduled the 3 zoom sessions on 3 different dates so I could work with 3 different groups!
The price is right
Again — did I say "no matching funds"!!? For real!
Visit = 3 sessions — flat fee $300
Residency = 10-30 sessions — up to $1650
If your application is accepted, the NAC will fund the full honorarium!
#fulldisclosure Sponsoring organisations are still required to foot the bill for lodging and a small travel stipend. But that's peanuts, compared to the usual fees.
Sooner the better
I've got my first 5-day Residency of the season scheduled in Hastings, NE starting October 20th.
October will be here sooner than I/you/we think... And the funds are on a first-come-first-served basis.