The Our Fund Foundation is seeking applications for its LGBTQ Arts & Culture Fund to promote South Florida artistic expression that amplifies LGBTQ voices and works in the service of preserving, telling, and celebrating LGBTQ stories and promoting LGBTQ equality and social justice.
With this application, Our Fund is asking arts and culture organizations to describe what activities and programs will be enacted to re-engage with audiences and stakeholders in 2021 and how these programs and distribution models differ from pre-pandemic practices.
Grants from the Arts & Culture fund will support costs incurred by organizations related to safety protocol, reduced audience size, increase in the number of performances, costs associated with supporting virtual and live performances, enhanced marketing, etc.
- The maximum Arts & Culture Fund grant award is $20,000.
- To be eligible for a 2021 Our Fund Foundation Arts & Culture Fund grant, the applicant agency must:
- Be a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization or provide documentation that the organization is fiscally sponsored by an organization that has 501(c)(3) status.
- Be either:
- An LGBTQ-primary organization (defined as an organization whose mission includes the LGBTQ population as the primary focus of their work; whose staff and board predominantly reflect the LGBTQ community; and which primarily serves LGBTQ people); or
- Non-LGBTQ-primary organizations seeking funding for an LGBTQ-specific program/project.
- Request support for an organization or program/project in Broward, Miami-Dade, or Palm Beach Counties.
- Request support for a program/project occurring between March 1, 2021, to December 31, 2021.
- Please note the following are not eligible for support:
- Requests for costs incurred prior to the date of the grant award.
- Requests from government agencies.
- Requests for capital support, including construction and renovation.
- Fundraising event sponsorship.
- Organizations with outstanding grant project report Special consideration will be given to:
- Organizations and projects that are organized by, and work on behalf of, underserved populations within the LGBTQ community (including ethnicity, race, age, gender, gender identity, and physical and cognitive ability).
- Organizations that offer proof of pro-actively addressing gaps in the representation of underserved populations in regard to board, staff, audience, and user participation.
- Programs that have limited appeal to traditional funding sources.
- Applications that leverage partnerships between similar-missioned agencies to reduce duplication of effort/resources and expand reach/services.
For more information, visit https://www.our-fund.org/artsculture/