June 1 Deadline
Established Local Arts Councils and Arts Centers with a successful track record
of diverse programs and services in the community and region may qualify for operating
support. Successful applicants will have support and cooperation from local governmental
entities. To be eligible for operating support, an organization must meet all these
- They must be incorporated and recognized as having non-profit tax exempt status
by the Internal Revenue Service for at least three years prior to application, or
have been an agency of a city or county government for that length of time;
- Must have an actual three-year average cash income of at least $600,000.
- Must have a full-time administrative staff responsible for the overall functions
of the organization; and
- Must have an annual audit conducted by an independent Certified Public Accountant.
There are additional eligibility and application requirements associated with this
program that are outlined in the Guidelines under “Grants to Organizations: Operating