Art Grant Mission

The mission of the unSCruz Creativity Grant Program is to support artistic projects created for and/or presented at unSCruz. Creativity Grants are designed to help artists realize their unique creative vision and to promote projects that are participatory and/or interactive in nature.

Creativity Grant Application Guidelines

  • Proposed projects must align with our Mission Statement
  • Creativity Grant Applications INSERT LINK HERE must be submitted by January 2nd, 2023.
    • Applicants will be notified with decisions by January 16th, 2023.
    • Grant Disbursements will be issued beginning January 17th, 2023.
  • A detailed, line item budget must be included in your application submission or will not be considered for a grant.
    • Eligible Expenses
      • Materials and supplies
      • Equipment rental
      • Limited contract work
      • Transportation costs
      • Other costs that are directly related to your project
      • FIRE ARTS: PLEASE NOTE THAT UNSCRUZ PROVIDES ALL PROPANE AT NO COST TO YOU
    • Ineligible Expenses
      • Artist fees
      • Living expenses
      • Child care
      • Food/Beverages
      • Any personal overhead expenses
    • unSCruz is now a 501c3, so no 1099s will be issued for Creativity Grants
  • Grantee Requirements (If your application is approved)
    • You MUST submit a Placement Application (INSERT LINK HERE) prior to grant fund issuance.
    • You must maintain an open line of communication with unSCruz planning teams, via phone, text, email, social media, or other reliable method(s).
    • We’ll be asking for progress reports. Depending on where you are and how you work, this could be in the form of videos, phone calls, emails with photos, studio visits, zoom calls, etc.
    • You must submit a safety plan before being allowed to install/perform your project at unSCruz. This should include a flame effects plan if your project includes fire, weather/wind/climber stability for structures, lighting provisions for nighttime, and/or whatever precautions apply to your project’s physical presence in the community space.
    • Artists/projects must arrive to the event site on time (as agreed) and be completely set up by 7 am on Thursday, May 4th. If you experience delays in production or delivery, please let us know as soon as possible. If you have not claimed your space by 7 am on Thursday, May 4th, your Placement will be forfeit and you are legally obligated to return the Grant funds awarded to you.
    • We will reserve 10% of the total grant amount until post event, to be paid once you pass our Leave No Trace inspection.
  • Each Grant Recipient will receive 2 general admission gift tickets.
  • Each Art Grant Recipient will also receive access to purchase DGS tickets (for General Admission entry and RV Passes) for your build crew.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • January 2nd, 2023

    Creativity Grant Application Period Closes

  • January 16th - 19th, 2023

    Applicants will be notified by Creativity Grant Team

  • January 17th - 21st, 2023

    Disbursement of Grant Funds begins

  • May 3rd, 2023

    Early Arrival/Build Day. Gate opens at 10 am

  • May 4th, 2023 (7 am)

    All installations MUST be completed and ready for CalFire Inspection

  • May 7th, 2023

    Strike Day/All installations must be off-premises by 6 pm

  • May 15th, 2023

    Final 10% of Grant funds disbursed if you’ve passed LNT inspection

HAVE QUESTIONS? 

Email unSCruz Art Leads at artgrants@unscruz.org.