THIS CALL HAS CLOSED.
The Luminaria Working Artist Fund (WAF) is a professional development micro-grant for individual artists living and working in Bexar County. Up to $550 may be requested per year for activities that support artistic growth. Applications open twice per year in the spring and fall.
The WAF Spring 2022 application opens May 9 and closes May 29, 2022 at 11:59pm.
Professional development projects must be completed by October 15, 2022.
The Working Artist Fund is supported by the City of San Antonio’s Department of Arts and Culture, The Brown Foundation, Texas Public Radio’s !Viva¡ Telethon, Nelco Media, Guillermo Nicolas, Angelika Jansen, Phil & Linda Hardberger, Garrett T. Capps, and numerous individual art supporters.
There is an optional application fee of $5.00 to help offset the costs of managing the WAF Spring 2022 call. Please consider making a donation at http://tinyurl.com/LuminariaSA.
Examples of professional development expenses WAF may cover include,
but are not limited to:
-Fees for in-person or distance education opportunities, workshops, conferences, seminars,
apprenticeships, training, and arts education (not applicable to college tuition or certificate
Applications may combine more than one allowable item up to the $550 limit. For example, you can request $100 for one workshop, $250 for a conference, and $150 for travel expenses. Applicants who are not awarded the full $550 limit in the spring can apply again in the fall for a total of $550 annual combined award.
-Technology software that enhances professional artistic capacity
-General promotional material or website development
-Printing costs and materials
-Production related services, such as set design, lighting, costumes
-Travel or travel related expenses
-Equipment needed to adapt your work to meet public health safety guidelines
-All applicants must be residents of Bexar County, Texas, for 6 consecutive months as of the date of application.
-If awarded, the applicant must maintain permanent residency in Bexar County, Texas, during the award period.
-All artists must have a valid U.S. taxpayer identification number (SSN, EIN, or ITIN).
-All applicants must be 18 years old as of the date of application.
-All applications require a profile photo and resume.
-All applications require 1–2 examples of artwork uploaded in JPG, PDF, MP3, MOV, MP4, or WMV formats (100MB or less). Embedded formats, such as YouTube, Vimeo, Spotify, Soundcloud, etc., are acceptable. Please provide access instructions for password protected links.
-All applications require supporting documentation (flyers, notices, screenshots, receipts, invoices, contracts, communications, sales records, etc.). All supporting documentation must be combined into a single PDF.
-All applications require a detailed description of the reason for applying. Applications that include only one sentence and lack detailed descriptions will not be considered strong applications.
-All applications require answers to demographic questions to help Luminaria build its grants programming.
-All applications require a budget request. Ineligible Persons
-Members of Luminaria's Board of Directors (current or having served within the previous 12 months).
-Members of a Luminaria judging panel during the current grant cycle.
-Substantial contributors to Luminaria.
-Employees or consultants of Luminaria.
-Substantial independent contractors of Luminaria.
-Family members of the above five named categories of Ineligible Persons.
-Recipients of current Luminaria Artist Foundation Individual Artist Grants.
-Any person not residing within Bexar County, Texas, for a minimum of 6 consecutive months.
-Groups of individual artists. -Persons under 18 years of age.
-Persons who do not have a valid U.S. taxpayer identification number (SSN, EIN, ITIN).
-Students enrolled in college or a certification program.
Resume: 1 page(s) maximum
Work examples: 1 - 2
Artists are allowed to apply in teams.
Artists applying as a team must split the allotted number of work examples between themselves.
May 9, 2022: Online-only award applications open at www.anyartist.org.
May 29: Applications close at 11:59 PM.
May 31-June 12: Judging of applications by vetted arts professionals.
June 27: Applicants notified of judging results. Artists may email firstname.lastname@example.org for reviewer feedback regarding your proposal once you receive an email about the status of your application.
October 15, 2022: Grantees projects/purchases completed.
October 30, 2022: Grantees submit a final report describing the professional development experience/expense and how it has or will impact your career along with copies of receipts for your expenses.
Para preguntas sobre la aplicación en español, contacte a admin@LuminariaSA.org o al
PO Box 120188
San Antonio Texas 78212 United States