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 a special art edition 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.
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
$150 per chapter for projects occurring July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013.
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
The WCA Travel Scholarship is intended to provide an incentive for WCA members on limited income or full-time students to attend the annual WCA Conference in February. It is separate from the WCA Chapter Development Fund and the WCA Chapter Matching Fund. The WCA Travel Scholarship is $100 per member and limited funds are available, based on the fiscal health of WCA. Historically WCA has awarded scholarships to one to six members a year. Recipients of the award must volunteer a minimum of five hours at the annual conference.
WCA members on limited income or full-time students who are members of WCA as of January 31 of the year of the conference.
January 31 of each year
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.
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