Mock Grant Panel
The Mock Grant Panel offers an opportunity to practice writing a grant application for your arts-based project, and to get formal feedback from a review committee. Artists of all disciplines, collectives, and emerging arts organizations without nonprofit status are invited to submit applications with budgets up to $50,000. Applications have now closed for the 2023 Mock Panel. Thank you to all who participated!
About the Mock Grant Panel
The Mock Grant Panel is divided into two submission pools: one for applicants who have more experience or success with past applications, and one for those who may be first-time applicants, or who have not had successful past applications. Our hope is that this will provide applicants with a more equitable opportunity to receive helpful feedback no matter where they are in their creative careers. Winning applications in each category will receive a $300 no-strings-attached cash prize that can be put towards making applicant’s projects a reality.
A three-person review committee will use MAPS fiscal sponsorship program application criteria to rate and rank all applications. They will publicly discuss and comment on each application, similar to the Regional Arts Commission’s citizen review panels, on Wednesday, February 8, 2023 from 6:00-8:00 pm. The virtual event is free and open to the public.
Important Dates for 2022 Mock Grant Panel:
- Thursday, December 22: Mock Grant Panel applications open
- Wednesday, January 25: Mock Grant Panel applications due
- Wednesday, February 8: Mock Grant Panel panel review
- Friday, February 10: Mock Grant Panel winners announced
Have questions about the Mock Grant Panel? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.