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Grant on Engaging the Arts to Build Vaccine Confidence (US)

Grant on Engaging the Arts to Build Vaccine Confidence (US)

Deadline: 14-Oct-21

The CDC Foundation is currently accepting proposals for Engaging the Arts to Build Vaccine Confidence from community-based arts and culture organizations interested in improving vaccine confidence and acceptance through their chosen art form(s).

The CDC Foundation will partner with organizations that have a proven track record of successfully creating impactful, educational work, in music, dance, video, graphic design, painting, sculpture, installations of all kinds, and more.

Significant experience with using art for successful social and behavior change is a plus, as are deep existing connections to communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.

While this project’s target population is the general American public, applicants are encouraged to highlight their strategies for reaching young adults, rural communities, and populations disproportionately impacted by COVID.


Funded partners will be working towards the following overall project goals:

Increased availability of accurate information about the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 and influenza vaccines delivered in innovative and creative ways, and drawing on the strengths of the arts community nationwide
Increased acceptance of COVID-19 and influenza vaccines
Increased number of people who are vaccinated for COVID-19 and influenza
Funding Information

CDC Foundation intends to provide up to $75,000 per organization to support up to 30 arts and culture organizations.
Eligibility Criteria

Nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) or under an IRS code other than 501(c)(3) U.S. arts-focused organizations in communities with low vaccination rates are invited to apply. Eligible applicants are organizations that have been in existence for a minimum of 3 years and have demonstrated experience creating imaginative outputs. Applicants may be arts and cultural organizations, colleges and universities, local arts agencies, arts-related foundations and arts service organizations that can help advance the goals of this Request for Proposals. Hospitals, state health departments, school districts or their fiscal agents are not eligible to apply. Individual artists who are interested in supporting these efforts should look to partner with a nonprofit organization in their community.
Eligible project proposals are those that:
Address vaccine hesitancy for COVID-19 or both COVID-19 and influenza;
Focus on U.S. communities (including US territories) with low COVID vaccination rates; and
Use an arts-based approach to creatively engage target audiences.
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