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Individual Artist Guidelines and Policies

The project/program must have a strong community impact.

 Project funds must be spent between October 1, 2017 - August 15, 2018

Click here to complete the Individual Grant Request Application

Click here to complete the online Individual Evaluation Report

2017/18 Application

Postmark Deadline (Thursday, February 15, 2018)

2017/2018 Artist Application - Required information 

A completed application consists of the following information & files: 

  • Grant Application- (submitted online)

Attachments - 11 collated sets

  • Career summary, artist’s resume or short bio (1 Page)
  • Promotional or Press Kit
  • Work Samples:
  • Visual Arts
    • A portfolio of eight (8) image files -representative of recent work.
    • Text descriptors for each image: Title, Year Completed, Medium, Dimensions
  • Performing Arts
    • DVD Sample(s)
    • List of performance for past three years (be sure to include the city)
    • Audiovisual material (link or emailed to subject line individual grant (optional)
  • If requesting funds to teach art, please include sample(s) of curriculum 
  • One to two letters of recommendation from past presenters/employers sent directly to the Arts Council Northeast (optional)
  • Mail attachment to Arts Council Northeast, P.O. Box 210816, Bedford, TX  76095
  • For Questions please call 817-283-3406 or email

Applicant Eligibility

  • Artist/Teacher/Band with residence located in one of the Arts Council's 16 Cities.
  • Must comply with regulations pertaining to federal grant recipients including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Education Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988.

Ineligible Requests

  • Social functions, parties, fundraisers, or galas
  • Receptions unless part of an overall art project
  • Capital improvements, bricks and mortar, and permanent equipment
  • Financing of political activities
  • Retroactive funding
  • Debt reduction
  • Projects, productions, workshops and/or programs that include obscene material as defined in Section 43.21, Penal Code of Texas.

Application Review Criteria

Applications are reviewed and evaluated using the criteria listed below.

General Consideration:

Does the application reflect the intent of the grant program?



    Artistic Quality: 1-50 points

  • Artistic significance
  • Quality of works of art
  • Quality of artists
  • Impact on artists
  • Quality of services

    Capability: 1-25 points

  • Administrative capability
  • Personnel
  • Demonstrated history
  • Budget
  • Planning, implementation, evaluation

    Impact: 1-25 points

  • Public service
  • Audience or participants
  • Education
  • Outreach
  • Economic impact
  • Must have impact on artist city of residence

Questions to consider when completing your application’s narrative.

  • Does the project benefit an area of the city or region by meeting a need not currently being met?
  • Have you secured a location to hold this project?
  • Will support of the proposed project promote excellence in the arts at the city and regional level?
  • Does the proposed project/activity provide access to quality arts programs and participation regardless of geographic isolation, race, income, age, sex, disability, or social barriers?


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