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The mission of the Women's Caucus for Art is to create community through art, education, and social activism

WCA Grants and Opportunities

2017 ARTLINES Art Edition Grant

The Artlines Art Edition Grant is intended to provide a professional development opportunity for one or two WCAs members who are interested in editing and designing editions of ArtLines for WCA. We are seeking innovative work that is both eye-catching and newsworthy. Upon publication, the editor/designer will receive a payment of $500 for her work.This opportunity is for the June 2017 Edition.

Specifics

  • Eligibility:  2017 WCA Members in good standing.
  • The editor is responsible for writing an editorial and collecting essays and art images for a 12-page newsletter format zine.
  • The designer is responsible for laying out images and text.  There must be room in the top back half of the newsletter to allow for mailing addresses.
  • The editor and designer may be the same person, or a pair of members may apply, with one person handling editorial and the other handling design. The payment of $500 will be made to one editor/designer or split evenly between two people.   
  • Artwork and essays must be created/written by women, with at least 50% of the content by or about WCA member artists, art historians, Lifetime, or President’s awardees.
  • One page must be devoted to the WCA Presidential candidate(s). Text will be supplied by the President.
  • The editor/designer must be proficient in InDesign and Adobe PDF –InDesign will be used to layout design & text; then the final version will be converted to a PDF.
  • Deadline for Submission: Your application must be received by April 7, 2017.
  • Notification of selection:Friday, April 25.
  • The editor/designer will check in with the President during the design and layout process.
  • Content must be edited, laid out and ready to go to print by June 1, 2017.
  • WCA will handle printing and distribution.
  • Publication will be mailed to members at the end of June.

Download the Application Form


Chapter Development Fund

Description

The Chapter Development Fund is intended to provide an incentive for chapter development. It is separate from the Chapter Matching Fund and the WCA Travel Scholarship. Chapters must make formal applications for the funds and payments are made upon completion of the project and the filing of a report. Projects must be in keeping with the Mission of WCA. Funds may not be used to benefit individual members but must serve the chapter as a whole. This funding will be reviewed by the National WCA Board on a yearly basis and the amounts adjusted or suspended depending on the fiscal health of WCA.

Funds may be used towards these projects and by discretion of the President:

• Workshops that teach new technology for members
• Professional development workshops for members
• Membership recruitment and marketing tools and materials
• Offset chapter exhibition expenses
• Collaborative projects with other women's or activist organizations

2017 Amount

$150 per chapter for projects occurring July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.

Download the Application Form


WCA Chapter Matching Fund

Description

The WCA Chapter Matching Fund is intended to provide an incentive for chapter collaborations. Two or more chapters that work together on an exhibition or conference may each apply for matching funds. It is separate from the WCA Chapter Development Fund and the WCA Travel Scholarship. Chapters must make formal applications for the funds upon completion of the project and the filing of a report. WCA Chapter Matching Funds are disbursed on a first come, first served basis and is limited to $100 per project until the account is exhausted for the year. Historically, WCA has funded two to six projects per year.

Funds may be used towards these projects:

• Art exhibitions developed and administered by two or more chapters
• Regional conferences involving multiple chapters
• Other cross-chapter collaboration events, approved at the discretion of the President

Download the Application Form


WCA Travel Scholarship

Description

The WCA Conference Scholarship is intended to provide WCA members on limited income or full-time students an opportunity to attend the annual WCA Conference in February. The WCA Travel Scholarship waives the fee for the conference package and in return, award recipients must volunteer ten hours at the conference.

Eligibility

WCA members on limited income or full-time students who are members of WCA as of January 31 of the year of the conference. Volunteer Requirement: Recipients of the grant are required to volunteer a minimum of ten (10) hours at the conference.

Deadline

January 31 of each year

Application for Conference Scholarship

Send an email with the subject header “WCA Travel Scholarship” with application to: president@nationalwc​a.org. Notification of Conference Scholarship Award Winners of the scholarship will be notified prior to the conference.

Download the Application Form

WCA Fiscal Sponsorship Guidelines and Application

The Women’s Caucus for Art (WCA) offers fiscal sponsorship and project management services to our members and their projects that do not have 501(c)(3) non-profit tax-exempt status. Tax-exempt status is required by many foundations, corporations and government agencies in order to be eligible for funding. As a fiscal sponsor, WCA acts as an umbrella organization for an individual or project and accepts and administers funds on its behalf. WCA is legally responsible for the funds received on behalf of fiscally sponsored projects and insures that the funds are used for charitable purposes, and that donor’s reporting requirements are met in a timely fashion. Fiscal sponsorship broadens the available funding avenues an individual or project can pursue. However, fiscal sponsorships do not provide grants and WCA does not do research for individual project funding.

To view the complete Guidelines and Application, please download the PDF.

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