Funding Categories

Application Deadlines
There are two application deadlines:

January 31st – Mini Grants
August 31st – Annual Grants

Applications with required supporting materials must be received in VICA’s St. Thomas/St. Croix office by 4:00 p.m. on deadline date(s).

Select one of the following six categories for your project:


1. General Operating Support

Purpose

This category of support is designed to assist with general operating, artistic, technical, performance and administrative costs and is available to non-profit art organizations only.

Eligibility

Meet the General Eligibility Criteria on Page 2; have as its primary purpose the production or presentation of art; must have been in operation as a private or public non-profit organization for a minimum of two years and must have a demonstrated history of presenting/producing.

Award Amount

Not to exceed $10,000 per fiscal year.

Deadline

August 31st


2. Project Support

Purpose

Project Support is designed to assist with art programming.

Eligibility

Individuals, non-profit arts organizations, service organizations, schools and units of government which meet the General Eligibility Criteria on Page 2.

Award Amount

Not to exceed $5,000 per fiscal year.

Deadline

August 31st


3. Arts in Education

Purpose

The AIE program provides technical, financial and project support for education based, in and after school programs.

Eligibility

Individual artists, schools, non-profit arts organizations, service organizations, professional associations and churches are eligible for AIE funding. Technical assistance with developing and implementing meaningful, co-curricular or extra-curricular activities is available to artists and teachers.

A letter of endorsement from the Principal of the school in which the project will take place is required at time of grant application.

Award Amount

Not to exceed $3,000 per fiscal year.

Deadline

August 31st


4. Arts in Underserved Communities

Purpose

This category of funding is designed to improve planning, presentation, professional development and collaborations for individual artists and new/emerging arts organizations.

Eligibility

Must meet the General Eligibility Criteria on Page 2.
First time applicants are encouraged to apply in this category.

Award Amount

Not to exceed $3,000 per fiscal year.

Deadline

August 31st


5. Technical Assistance
When Applying...
Fill out only pages 1, 2, 3 & 7

Purpose

Funding in this category is available (on a very limited basis), to provide professional development for individual artists and non-profit arts organizations to assist with travel and/or registration to attend conferences and workshops; for management consulting and grant writing.

Eligibility

Must meet the General Eligibility Criteria on Page 2
NOTE: Supporting materials i.e., conference or meeting registration/brochure, etc., must be included with grant application submission.

Award Amount

Not to exceed $1,000 per fiscal year.

Deadline

January 31st


6. Mini Grants
When Applying...
Fill out only pages 1, 2, 3 & 7

Purpose

Mini grants provides assistance to individual artists and non-profit arts organizations for a wide assortment of art related activities. Funding decisions in this category are based on the artistic merit of the project and the applicant’s ability to carry out the project.

Eligibility

Must meet the General Eligibility Criteria on Page 2

Award Amount

Not to exceed $1,000 per fiscal year.

Deadline

January 31st – Funds must be expended by September 30th