Application Deadline: June 30, 2023
Why do we offer grants?
Causability realizes that oftentimes artists are often asked to donate their art or time to nonprofits and do not receive remuneration. We believe that this mindset can contribute to an undeserved or ‘starving artist’ stereotype.
We also believe that artists, nonprofits and communities can benefit much more from collaborating together on a project rather than just one time ‘gifting’ their art away.
Therefore, we’re offering two different grants to empower and encourage collaboration:
Each grant is $5000.00 for artists to collaboratively develop a specific art related program with a nonprofit.
We Empower Creators to Partner with Nonprofits
Causability (Grantor) is one of the only nonprofit organizations in the county of Dallas County, Texas & Oklahoma County, Oklahoma providing grants (grantees) to artists, providing them the ability to collaborate with nonprofits (causes), to co-create programs while mutually benefiting both themselves and a community.
Causability grants are strictly meant to support the work and practice of artists currently not working with nonprofits, and are specifically for developing new programs with nonprofits (causes) through a mutual collaboration.
Grants recipients (artists) are available to use all mediums and disciplines, although special emphasis is on primarily developing events or programs (causes) assisting underserved and/or socio-economically marginalized areas.
The collaboration must include one or more of the following disciplines:
- A program for special events, workshops, focusing on audience participation to unite and foster interactivity, building community through the use of visual arts, dance, theater, and music. It also must be mutually beneficial to the nonprofit and the community it serves with full collaboration from the artists.
- A program can be designed and used as a vehicle for fundraising, if the fundraising program is focused on fostering community involvement, while simultaneously uplifting and providing resources within the community. Stipulations are that any online fundraising must use Causability.org’s private crowdfunding or the public fundraising site Causecart.io
Funding for Causability’s grants comes from foundation grants, individual supporters, and a percentage of revenue from our partner site Art For Your Cause.