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Collective Imagination for Spatial Justice Program to support Creative, Impactful, Accountable Public Art (US)

Collective Imagination for Spatial Justice Program to support Creative, Impactful, Accountable Public Art (US)


Deadline: 19-Oct-20

New England Foundation for the Art (NEFA) is seeking proposals for the Collective Imagination for Spatial Justice to support the work to collectively imagine creative, impactful, accountable public art.

Seed Grants
Collective Imagination for Spatial Justice grants supports teams of artists, creatives, culture bearers, cultural organizers, and/or community-based collaborators to do the important work of imagining public art that fosters and contributes to more just futures for the public spaces and public culture. The work of imagination is a journey. Project deliverables are not expected or required to begin this journey.

Funding Information

Collective Imagination for Spatial Justice grants ranges from $2,000-5,000.
This grant aims to fund Collective Imagination Teams that are dreaming up public art that can help us see, feel, experience, and imagine spatial justice now, while they are still on this collective journey towards realizing more just futures for our public spaces and public culture.
Eligibility Criteria

The lead Applicant must be a Massachusetts-based artist, creative, culture bearer, cultural organizer, and/or community-based collective or organization.
The lead applicant may be individuals, fiscally sponsored collectives, and 501c3 organizations.
Individual applicants and payees must be 18+ years old.
Organizations/Collectives applying may be a 501c3, fiscally sponsored, or a collective of individuals.
Note: Collective Imagination for Spatial Justice Grants are taxable income to individual recipients and reportable to the IRS. Grantees will receive 1099 from NEFA if total payments exceed the minimum requirements set by the IRS within a calendar year.
The Collective Imagination Team must include 1-4 additional collaborators: artists, creatives, culture bearers, cultural organizers, and/or community-based collectives or organizations.
Recognizing the intersectionality of artists’ identities, they ask that artist(s) are among your Collective Imagination Team either as the lead applicant or as an additional collaborator(s).
Additional collaborators may be based outside of Massachusetts.
Interest and commitment to the work of collective imagination!
Commitment to imagining public art that fosters and/or contributes to a more racially and spatially just versions of what is possible in the public spaces.
Requirements

A complete grantee report is due 40 days after the imagination journey is completed.
Grantees who do not submit a complete grantee report on time will not be eligible for Collective Imagination for Spatial Justice OR Public Art for Spatial Justice grants.
Application Process

Collective Imagination for Spatial Justice applications will be accepted from late July through October 19, 2020. Submitted applications will be reviewed on a monthly basis, after each of the grant deadlines.
Grantees will have six months from the beginning of the grant to do the work of collective imagination.
Reminder: Collective Imagination for Spatial Justice grants are taxable income to individual recipients and reportable to the IRS. Grantees will receive 1099 from NEFA if total payments exceed the minimum requirements set by the IRS within a calendar year. (Currently, the minimum requirement is $600.)

For more information, visit https://www.nefa.org/ImagineSpatialJustice

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