Grant Amount : $10,000+


The Arts in Society Grant funds projects that help arts organizations and artists find solutions to civic and social challenges facing Colorado communities. You can apply for $5,000 to $35,000. The grant provides both financial and organizational support.

How do I Qualify?

Applications open every summer. The application deadline is typically in September. The Arts in Society Grant has a two-part application process:

  • letters of interest
  • full proposals

You may submit as many letters of interest as you wish. However, each letter should be for a different project. We encourage you to submit your strongest ideas.

You do not need to be an arts organization to apply for the grant. We encourage applications from individual artists and from non-arts organizations. This grant is for Colorado:

  • artists
  • activists
  • nonprofit organizations
  • universities and schools
  • government agencies
  • human service groups
  • neighborhood organizations
  • healthcare organizations

When you apply, you need to:

  • be a nonprofit or an individual residing in Colorado or work with an organization in Colorado
  • have an arts idea that engages a social issue
  • have a project in which artists, organizations, and a target community work together to address a problem or social justice issue

About the Grantor

Arts in Society Grant
Office of Economic Development International Trade

The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) creates a positive business climate that encourages dynamic economic development and sustainable job growth.

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