Major Cultural Organizations

Major Cultural Organizations funding supports organizations with IRS 501 (c) (3) status for arts activities in the following discipline areas: performing arts, visual arts, literary arts, media arts, multidisciplinary arts (involving more than one artistic discipline), and interdisciplinary arts (relating two or more artistic disciplines).

Major Cultural Organizations funding can be used for a single event or an organization’s entire season, artistic or administrative salary support, and/or general operating support.

Major Cultural Organizations Eligibility Criteria:

  • Organizations with an actual fiscal year unrestricted income of $750,000 or higher, excluding in-kind contributions.
  • Applicants for Major Cultural Organizations funding are limited to a maximum request of $20,000.
  • Funding for Major Cultural Organizations must include a 50% match by the applicant organization, at least half of which must be cash.

Note: Applicants whose program or organization is a line item in a larger institution’s budget must use the institution’s actual last fiscal year income excluding in-kind contributions to determine category selection.  Only one application per institution is allowed.