FAQS for ARTIST

Who is eligible for an Allies in Arts grant?
All womyn/women, POC or LGBTQQIA2SLGBTQQIA2S stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, and 2-spirited. We support artists who identify under any of these terms as well as folks who identify as gender non-conforming, gender fluid, and any other gender and sexual orientation under the rainbow.-identified artists are eligible to apply! Allies in Arts emphasizes support of POC and LGBTQQIA2SLGBTQQIA2S stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, and 2-spirited. We support artists who identify under any of these terms as well as folks who identify as gender non-conforming, gender fluid, and any other gender and sexual orientation under the rainbow.-identified artists. We are especially interested in assisting artists with their first or second large-scale project - ie feature film, solo exhibition, publication, performance, tour, record, play, etc.

What kinds of grants do Allies in Arts provide?
Allies in Arts provides three kinds of grants: access to gear, access to services, and access to stipends. Do you need a camera for a pick up shoot? Access to a recording studio for your new record? Advice from a lawyer on your feature film contracts? Access to a rehearsal space to prepare for a performance? A professional mixer or designer or publicist? Or do you need a stipend to cover the cost of framing for your upcoming exhibition? Or to cover travel costs for a big shoot? Let us know exactly what you need to make your work.

What kinds of projects are Allies looking for?
Since Allies in Arts is a non-profit, we don’t care at all whether a project is “commercially viable” or not. We are simply interested in supporting artists who we believe are making ground-breaking work.

Allies in Arts are interested in supporting early and mid-career artists who are working on their first or second large-scale project -  ie feature film, solo exhibition, publication, performance, tour, record, play, etc. - or who are embarking on a new medium/exciting new phase in their career. We look for artists who are pushing boundaries, developing new forms, and/or making use of traditional forms to tell stories the world has not ever heard.

May I submit multiple projects/multiple grant applications?
Yes!

What is required of grantees?
Grantees are required to keep Allies in Arts posted regarding the progress of the work for which they were awarded a grant and to notify AIA at the time of release or exhibition. Allies in Arts will spread the good news and proudly display images of the work on our website and social media.

How can I give back?
We ask grantees to give back, if at all possible. There are many ways to give back! Allies in Arts alums can lead workshops for new grantees, serve as mentors to new grantees, or offer their own gear/professional services.