Gloria Burt Sacramento Region Arts Fellowship

Gloria and Walter Burt

Artists are investing their talents in the Sacramento region every day. They are developing original work, provoking thought, bridging communities, inspiring connections to commerce and telling our stories for future generations. The Gloria Burt Sacramento Region Arts Fellowship is investing in these artists.

Gloria Burt—artist, art consultant and art lover—was instrumental in inspiring a flourishing Sacramento arts community.  She was a force that maintained a colorful, expressive and art-filled life and her legacy lives on through this giving opportunity. The primary goal of the Gloria Burt Sacramento Region Arts Fellowship is to provide at least one annual award to support emerging and/or established artists in the exploration and creation of new works.

The Gloria Burt Sacramento Region Arts Fellowship is a joint project of the Sacramento Region Arts & Business Council, Blue Line Arts and the Sacramento Region Community Foundation and is jointly funded, managed and administered by the partners.

This grant opportunity is closed.

Please note that the requirements articulated below were developed for a previous round of the grant opportunity. Details for future rounds may differ.

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The Sacramento Region Arts & Business Council’s work is centered on creating a bridge between business and the arts; therefore, we are seeking artists who will demonstrate a unique business engagement or partnership either during or after the work is created. The Sacramento Region Community Foundation, in partnership with the Sacramento Region Arts & Business Council and Blue Line Arts, will host an in person informational session (also available via webinar) designed to inspire ideas and answer questions for applicants.

The Gloria Burt Sacramento Region Arts Fellowship will be awarded based on:

  • Artistic quality
  • A vision as displayed across a single criterion of work or idea
  • A means of bringing that vision to commerce
  1. Artists develop professionally, which result in advances in new avenues of creativity, production and distribution of new and higher-quality work that is skillful, original and increasingly recognized locally, nationally and internationally as exemplary.
  2. Foster dynamic collaborations between artists, individuals, and local businesses to support emerging and/or professional artists grow and gain visibility in the region.

In January 2017, Blue Line Arts reignited a twenty-year-old tradition and brought out of dormancy Interlude to the Season, the Sacramento region’s premiere Arts & Business Award Gala. A key component to this revitalization effort was the creation of a fellowship specifically targeted to support artists who collaborate with businesses in our region. The relaunch of the Interlude to the Season Arts Awards Gala was a success as guests generously donated to fund the fellowship that evening. It is with their gracious gifts and the initial seeding of this fund by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation that the partners are able to award the Gloria Burt Sacramento Region Arts Fellowship in this inaugural year.

In this our inaugural year, the Gloria Burt Sacramento Region Arts Fellowship will accept applications in the following artistic disciplines:

  • Visual Arts – Ceramics, Sculpture, Painting, Printmaking, Drawing, Sketching, Photography, Fiber Arts and Mixed Media
  • Electronic Media – Video, Digital Art and Filmmaking
  • Folk Arts – Folk & Traditional Artists in all disciplines
  • Performing Art – Dance, Music and Theatre
  • Literature – Poetry, Creative Writing and Playwright
  • Architecture & Design – Installation Light

Fellowship partners reserve the right at any time to supplement, amend, or otherwise modify this application as needed.

To be eligible for the award, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Be a current resident of one of the six counties that the Sacramento Region Arts & Business Council serves: El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba
    • If awarded, grantee will need to submit a W-9 and proof of residency
  • Not be enrolled in a degree seeking program of any kind at the time of the application deadline
  • Have a partner that is a business committed to a developing vision, idea, instillation or creation of work
  • Not be an employee, board member or an immediate family member of any of the fellowship partners

The total request amount should not exceed $10,000. Funds may be used for the direct expense related to the creation of new works of art or an art project. This award is not transferable.

Awardees will be notified following the panel review and will receive the award upon receipt of the signed award letter and completed Form W-9. A final narrative report, detailing where the funds were expended, will be required 30 days after the end of the 12 month grant period.        

So that the Foundation may comply with the tax laws of the United States, it is understood that Foundation funds will not be used for any of the following purposes:

  • To carry on propaganda, or otherwise to attempt to influence any legislation
  • To influence the outcome of any specific public election or to carry on, directly or indirectly, any voter registration drive
  • To make grants to individuals for travel, study or other similar purposes by such individuals, unless such grants satisfy the requirements of Section 4945(g) of the United States Internal Revenue Code
  • To make any grant to any other organization, other than to public charities or exempt operating foundations, which does not comply with the requirements of Section 4945(d)(4) of the United States Internal Revenue Code
  • To undertake any activity for any purpose other than the charitable purposes specified in Section 170(c)(2)(B) of the United States Internal Revenue Code

Applicants will be initially screened for eligibility. Applicant submissions will then be reviewed and scored by a regional review panel, which will narrow down submissions to a list of finalists. Applicants will receive notification regarding their award by late August 2017.

Activity Date
Launch

June 5, 2017

Informational Session June 21, 2017 12:00 - 1:30 P.M.
Close July 17, 2017 12:00 P.M.
Awards Announced Week of August 28, 2017

Applications must meet all eligibility requirements. Applications submitted after the deadline will be not be accepted and no exceptions will be made. We highly recommend completing your application in advance of the deadline to allow time for work samples to upload as well as to avoid potential technical problems.

Informational Session

The informational session gives an overview of the Gloria Burt Sacramento Region Arts Fellowship, highlighting key goals and objectives of the grant. In the webinar, Fellowship partners review the application and submission process and answer questions from the public. You can find the webinar and its accompanying PowerPoint below:

Webinar Recording
PDF of Webinar PowerPoint

 

Our method of submission is through our online application system. Applicants must submit the following information:

  • Contact Information
  • Artist work statement that describes your professional artistic and educational background, and a little about your work
  • A brief description about how the funds would be used
  • Artistic work samples that outline your creative skills and capabilities that are central to the outcomes of the proposed project. Up to 10 digital jpeg images or work samples compiled in a single Word document or PowerPoint presentation will be accepted.

***Please note, the Foundation's online application system is intended for nonprofit organizations. In order to apply as an individual you will need to download instructions. Please click here to access those instructions then click the link below to apply.

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Hand delivered applications will not be accepted. Materials not requested will not be reviewed.

For questions about the application form and/or process, please contact Niva Flor at niva@sacregcf.org.

What is the purpose of the Gloria Burt Fellowship?

The primary goal of the Gloria Burt Sacramento Region Arts Fellowship is to provide at least one annual award to support emerging and/or established artists in the Greater Sacramento Region in the exploration and creation of new works. 

What are the eligibility requirements for applying?

Applicants must be eighteen years old at the time of the application deadline, July 17, 2017, and must also be a resident of the greater Sacramento region in one of these counties: El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo, Yuba.

Applicants cannot be enrolled in a degree seeking program of any kind at the time of the application deadline and/or be an employee, board member or an immediate family member of any of the fellowship partners.

Applicants must have a partner that is a business committed to a developing vision, idea, instillation or creation of work.

What is the timeline for the application?

The grant launched June 5. Completed applications must be submitted by the deadline, July 17, 2017, at noon. Applications must meet all eligibility requirements. Applications submitted after the deadline will be not be accepted and no exceptions will be made. We highly recommend completing your application in advance of the deadline to allow time for work samples to upload as well as to avoid potential technical problems. Applicants will receive notification regarding their award by late August 2017.

Q: How much can I apply for?

The total request amount should not exceed $10,000. Funds may be used for the direct expense related to the creation of new works of art or an art project. This award is not transferable.

What disciplines are eligible? Can I apply in more than one category?

Visual Arts, Electronic Media, Folk Arts, Performing Art, Literature and Architecture & Design.

How many digital attachments of my work do I need to submit? What is the minimum?

Up to 10 digital jpeg images or work samples compiled in a single Word document or PowerPoint presentation will be accepted. A minimum of 5 images are required.

What is the maximum number of business or other partners can an artist have?

We recommend 2-3 maximum number of business partners.

How are grant applications evaluated?

Applicants will be initially screened for eligibility. Applicant submissions will then be reviewed and scored by a regional review panel, which will narrow down submissions to a list of ?nalists. When considering funding a project we look at the following aspects of your proposed project:

  • Artistic quality
  • A vision as displayed across a single criterion of work or idea
  • A means of bridging that vision to commerce

How do I submit my application?

Please review the application submission instructions on this page of the Foundation's website, and apply through our online system here. Please note, the Foundation's online application system is intended for nonprofit organizations. Please click here to access application instructions for individuals.

How will I be notified?

Applicants will receive an email notification of the outcome of the grant. Awardees will be noti?ed following the panel review and will receive the award upon receipt of the signed award letter and completed Form W-9.

When will I be notified?

Applicants will receive notification regarding their award by late August 2017.

Who do I contact if I still have questions?

For questions about the application form and/or process, please contact Niva Flor at niva@sacregcf.org.

 

The Gloria Burt Sacramento Region Arts Fellowship is supported by the Sacramento Region Arts & Business Council administered by Blue Line Arts, which promotes partnerships among the business community, artists and arts organizations in the counties of El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba.

The Sacramento Region Community Foundation focuses on expanding opportunity through focused leadership and advocacy that inspire partnerships and expand giving.  The Gloria Burt Sacramento Region Arts Fellowship reflects the Foundation’s core strategic values and commitment to support and help foster a thriving cultural community in the Sacramento Region.