The purpose of the Resources for Emerging Arts Development Initiative (READI) program is to strengthen the vitality and sustainability of artists and small organizations to maintain a strong and stable arts infrastructure in Frederick.
The READI grants provide opportunities to serve the growing needs of arts projects and collaborations within Frederick.
Applicants may only submit one application by March 1, 2021. The READI grants support eligible activities of Independent Artists and Small Organizations, with grants ranging from $1,000 to $2000. There is no matching fund requirement.
Artists working without an affiliation to an organization may apply for a READI grant to support:
The report contains a brief summary request as well as some demographic requirements of the NEA (National Endowment for the Arts). Failure to submit reports may jeopardize current and/or future FAC grants and may result in repayment of grant funds.
Re-granting; capital improvements or purchases of permanent equipment; acquisition of capital assets; activities for the exclusive benefit of an organization’s members; activities that are principally recreational, therapeutic, or rehabilitative; travel outside Frederick to present or produce arts; projects chiefly for classroom use or in school activities; activities not open to the general public; scholarships awarded by the applicant organization for its own activities. Grant funds may not be used to make contributions to any persons who hold, or are candidates for, elected office; to any political party, organization, or action committee; or in connection with any political campaign or referendum. Grant funds may not be used for any lobbying activities.
Expenses directly associated with the proposed eligible arts activities, including but not limited to artist payment/stipends; consultant fees; honoraria; contractual services; administrative expenses; transport; artistic materials and supplies; space/ venue/equipment rental.