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Grant Guidelines

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the closing art institutions and organizations nationwide, the AACG has suspended its regular program of grants for 2020. Please check back to this website periodically for updates on what the AACG will be doing and when the program will resume.

As we practice social distancing and shelter in place, we hope that everyone will stay well and continue to experience art virtually, taking advantage of all the opportunities being offered. We also hope that during these difficult times, individuals will continue to financially support the arts organizations that have always been meaningful to them.

AACG normally accepts proposals requesting support for exhibitions and programming that are aligned with the organization's mission to further the development and appreciation of art made from glass. AACG does not fund requests for equipment or capital needs. Applicants are limited to one grant per year.

The next projected deadlines for proposals are:

  • March 31, 2021 for projects that commence July 1, 2021, or after.
  • September 1, 2021, for projects to commence January 1, 2022, or after.

Please plan ahead with submission deadlines in mind. 

Grants will be accepted at any time up to the listed deadline.

In determining grant recipients and the amount of grant awards during this project, the grants committee may consider any factors it deems appropriate. The committee, however, expects to use the following general criteria for all grants:

The applicant:
A. The reputation and prestige of the applicant
B. The size of the anticipated audience

The presentation:
A. The range and quality of work to be exhibited
B. The reputation and prestige of the artist(s) being exhibited
C. The budget devoted to the presentation (excluding overhead)

The education of the public through accompanying programs:
A. The nature and quality of public programming, such as lectures, panel discussions, demonstrations by artists, etc.
B. The budget devoted to public programs

NOTE: AACG grants generally cover only a small portion of an applicant’s exhibition expenses. The committee will, however, consider awards that would cover all or a major portion of those expenses related to public programs. Grants are paid upon receipt of a final report and certification of expenditures, once an exhibition has opened or a program has taken place. Click here to download a copy of the Grant Certification Form.

How to apply:

Requests for funding must be typed on the application form and submitted with the cover page. This form is available in Microsoft Word format and in Acrobat pdf format. You are encouraged to be brief. However, if additional space is needed, you may add extra pages.

Submissions must include ten (10) copies of the entire application, including cover letter, application form, and all attachments, collated and stapled or clipped. These will not be returned. Please submit materials ONLY relevant to the grant project; no general brochures or past exhibition catalogs or brochures. Submit these applications to: 

Grants Committee
Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass
11700 Preston Rd. Ste 660 PMB 327
Dallas, TX 75230

Direct inquiries to Sharon Karmazin, Chair, Grants Committee, 732-297-2238, email skarmazin@karmafoundation.org.

The Committee considers grant applications twice a year: during March/April and September/October. Thus, for consideration, applications must be postmarked by March 1 or September 1, respectively. Grants will be accepted any time up to the deadlines. Applicants are limited to one grant per year.

Applicants who require confirmation of receipt should include a self-addressed post card for that purpose.  Notification of awards will be made as promptly as possible.

Final Grant Reports

Organizations awarded AACG grants are required to submit a final report documenting the expenditure of the funds for which the grant was given prior to receiving payment. Please click here to download the form certifying compliance that must be included with the final report.