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Grants of up to $50,000 to USA and territories nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and tribes for arts projects to benefit military service members, veterans, and their families. Funding is intended to improve the quality of life in military-connected communities. The goal of the funding is to support non-clinical arts engagement programs taking place in healthcare, community, or virtual settings. The grants will be awarded in two tiers, emerging and advanced, which reflect the capacity of the project at the time of the application.
Creative Forces seeks to improve the health, well-being, and quality of life for military service members and veterans exposed to trauma, as well as their families and caregivers, by increasing knowledge of and access to clinical creative arts therapies and community arts engagement. Since 2017, Creative Forces has invested in community arts engagement projects in order to advance understanding of the benefits and impacts for military-connected populations who have been exposed to trauma.
Creative Forces Community Engagement Grant Program projects should engage military-connected individuals through experiences of art or art-making with one or more of the following participant outcomes in mind:
This grant program also seeks to advance the capacity of the applicant and its partner(s) in one or more of the following ways:
These Creative Forces Community Engagement Grants are intended to support non-clinical arts engagement programs taking place in healthcare, community, or virtual settings. Creative Forces-supported community programs have involved a range of arts activities, including visual, written, and performing arts offered through single events, drop-in programs, and ongoing engagement led by artists in residence, teaching artists, or creative arts therapists.
Grant Tier information can be found at https://www.maaa.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/FY24.CFCEG-Guidelines.docx.pdf#page=4.
Project Eligibility Requirements can be found at Grant Tier information can be found at https://www.maaa.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/FY24.CFCEG-Guidelines.docx.pdf#page=6.
Information about project types can be found at https://www.maaa.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/FY24.CFCEG-Guidelines.docx.pdf#page=8.
Number of Grants:
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Be implemented on or after July 1, 2023.