NLAC Announces Grant Recipients for the Professional Project Grants Program (fall 2010 session)February 7, 2011
During the fall 2010 granting session of the Professional Project Grants Program (PPGP), the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council (NLAC) awarded $248,200 in grants to 71 artistic projects.
The PPGP supports artistic projects involving creation, production or professional development. The program is open to professional artists, groups, and organizations working in dance, film, multidiscipline arts, music, theatre, visual arts, and writing. Grants are awarded through a competitive application process. Applications are assessed by committees of artistic peers who have expertise in the relevant artistic disciplines.
This session the average grant awarded to new professional artists and groups was $1,854 (maximum available grant $3000); and the average grant awarded to established professional artists or groups and professional not-for-profit arts organizations was $4,444 (with a maximum available grant of $7500). The NLAC received a total of 164 applications requesting $826,613.
“As usual, demand exceeded available funds,” says Reg Winsor, executive director of the NLAC. “These figures show that only 43 percent of applicants received funding, and only 30 percent of the total amount requested was awarded.”
The Professional Project Grants Program has two grant deadlines a year: one in the spring and one in the fall. The next application deadline is March 15, 2011 (for projects starting on or after May 15, 2011.)