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Microgrant Program

The Woodlands Arts Council (TWAC) Microgrant programs seek to enable & support artistic projects within the Montgomery County community.


The Dr. David Gottlieb Education Microgrant - Public and private school teachers and arts-related nonprofit organizations in Montgomery County are eligible to apply for grants in the visual, performing, and literary arts.Grants range in size from $250 - $5,000 per project. TWAC reserves the right to partially fund projects.

Artist Microgrant - Individual artists or art groups may apply for the funding of specific projects, or supplies which will enable further growth, or education in the visual, performing, and literary arts. Grants range in size from $250 - $5,000 per project. The Woodlands Arts Council reserves the right to partially fund these endeavors.

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Funding

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Projects

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Dr. David Gottlieb Education Microgrant

The Dr. David Gottlieb Education Microgrant seeks to support arts educators and arts organizations in funding project that otherwise would not be possible. We were thrilled with the many ways this funding made an impact on students and art lovers in our community last year and cannot wait to learn more about your project!

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants must be one of the following,

  • An employee or representative of a public or, private school or nonprofit entity.
  • A front-line educator or staff member whose main responsibility is to directly teach or counsel students/participants in the visual or performing arts, including (but not limited to): classroom teachers, subject-area teachers, librarians, therapists, counselors, etc.
  • In charge of creating lesson plans, and not primarily assisting another lead teacher.
  • An employee or representative of an arts-related nonprofit organization.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Submission of a completed project application by October 5, 2022, that details who your students or participants are, what resources or experience you plan to offer with a projected budget, and how this project will make a difference in your classroom or organization. The Arts Council expects to offer a single deadline during the 2022-23 fiscal year but may offer additional application timelines in future years.
  • Expected timeline of project
  • Submission of a letter of recommendation from your school principal or key executive via email by the October 5th deadline.
  • Recipients will be required to submit a final report within 30 days of completion describing the impact of the project within the calendar year awarded.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.

GRANT REVIEW
Proposals will be reviewed within 60 days of the submission deadline. The review committee will give priority to projects that:

  • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the subject being taught.
  • Offer creative or innovative teaching methods.
  • Motivate students or beneficiaries to exceed their own expectations.
  • Work collaboratively with art colleagues or community groups.

Grant applicants may be contacted with additional questions or requests for interviews with the grants review committee. The TWAC Board of Directors will make final decision concerning funding. Grant recipients may be requested to sign paperwork regarding the recipient’s creation and ownership of the project and any images and or intellectual property associated with the project; as well as publicity/photo/website/social media releases associated with the project; as well as publicity/photo/website/social media releases authorizing TWAC to use images of the artist and the work in future print and digital information as TWAC may choose.

For any questions regarding this application please reach out to grants@thewoodlandsartscouncil.org with MICROGRANT in the subject line.

Artist Microgrant

Individual artists or art groups may apply for the funding of specific projects, or supplies which will enable further growth, or education in the visual, performing, and literary arts. Grants range in size from $250 - $5,000 per project. The Woodlands Arts Council reserves the right to partially fund these endeavors.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Applicants must be:
● 18 or older and
● A resident of Montgomery County and neighboring communities or seeking a grant for a project impacting residents of Montgomery County, and
● An artist working in any media within visual or performing arts.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
● Submission of a completed project application by October 5, 2022, that details the project, what resources or experience you plan to offer with a projected budget. The Arts Council expects to offer a single deadline during the 2022-23 fiscal year, but may offer additional application timelines in future years.
● Projects and programs must be art or art oriented and can be applied to general expenses associated with artistic practice, including, but not limited to studio rental, production costs, exhibition related expenses or supplies, or other materials needed to complete an arts project. Funds will NOT be awarded for the following: fundraising initiatives, for-profit events, medical expenses, deficit reduction, capital improvements, political or sectarian activities or for organizations that prohibit accessibility, or scholarships or tuition to institutions of higher education.
● Recipients will be required to submit a final report within 30 days of completion describing the impact of the project within the calendar year awarded.
● Artists may submit only one grant application per granting year. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

GRANT REVIEW
Proposals will be reviewed within 60 days of the submission deadline. Funding recommendations to the TWAC Board of Directors will be based on:
● Artistic quality
● Goals & expected results of the proposed project
● Accuracy and completeness of application

Artist grant applicants may be contacted with additional questions or requests for interviews with the grants review committee. The TWAC Board of Directors will make final decisions concerning funding. Grant recipients may be requested to sign paperwork regarding the recipient’s creation and ownership of the project and any images and or intellectual property associated with the project; as well as publicity/photo/website/social media releases authorizing TWAC to use images of the artist and the work in future print and digital information as TWAC may choose.

For any questions regarding this application please reach out to grants@thewoodlandsartscouncil.org with MICROGRANT in the subject line.

2022 Recipients

All Nations Community School - Digital Art Video Project
Birnham Woods Elementary CISD - Ceramic Food Sculpture Project
Caney Creek High School CISD - Digital Art with Ipads
Collins Intermediate, CISD - Ceramics Project
Conroe 9th Grade Campus - Printmaking Curriculum
Conroe 9th Grade Campus - Digital Art Project

Cryar Intermediate CISD - Digital Art with Ipads
Grand Oaks High School - Sketchbook Exchange
The Rubicon Academy - Glass Curriculum
The Woodlands Children's Museum - Exhibit Programming
The Woodlands High School Art Trust - Framing & Display Costs
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