ArtsInStark
900 Cleveland Ave. N.W.,
Canton OH 44702

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Grants

 ArtsinStark’s programs are designed to:
  • Promote artistic excellence
  • increase accessibility to the arts to the entire community
  • increase artistic productivity and creativity
  • educate the public on the contribution of the arts to community development
  • reflect the cultural diversity of our community

Special Project Grants:
Special Project grants are available to non-profit agencies and individual artists, for arts-related projects that demonstrate a commitment to artistic excellence, community impact and outreach.  Proposals must involve  the arts (visual, dance, theatre, vocal, etc.) and will be scored on 1) artistic merit – quality of artists involved, 2) management ability — experience of organization / artist administering the program and 3) impact — number of people served or new areas of county reached.

The application period for 2020 Special Project Grants is now closed. The 2021 cycle will open in September 2020. Here are the 2020 winners. 

 

Special Project Grants

   

 

Organization/Artist

Award

City

New Project

1

Alliance Area Preservation Society

$    1,000

Alliance

To create signage and brochure for downtown historic district

2

Alliance for Children & Families

$    3,500

Alliance

To create artwork in new homes of families formerly homeless

3

Aultman Hospital

$    3,500

Canton

To provide a music therapy program for patients

4

Bluecoats

$    3,500

Co-Wide

To hold summer clinics for high school marching band students

5

J.R. Coleman Sr. Outreach Services

$    2,600

Canton

To host an intergenerational program for seniors and preschoolers

6

Domestic Violence Project

$    2,400

Canton

To provide jewelry making classes to victims of domestic violence

7

Early Childhood Education Alliance

$     1,000

Alliance

To hold an art demo and lesson with author Jamey Christoph

8

Early Childhood Resource Center

$     1,000

Canton

To host a painting workshop with artist Kat Francis

9

Goodwill Industries

$     1,000

Canton

To present a monthly lunchtime concert series

10

Kent State Univ – Stark

$     1,657

Co-Wide

To produce Black History Arts lecture & music events

11

Martin Center

$    2,750

Canton

To present spoken word poet Donte Clark

12

Massillon Public Library

$     1,000

Massillon

To conduct family stories workshop as part of The Big Read

13

McWhorter, Jack

$     1,000

Co-Wide

To conduct a student mural project focused on watersheds

14

North Canton Public Library

$     1,000

N. Canton

To provide an art walk during the Main Street Festival

15

Resch, Barb

$     1,000

Canton

To publish and distribute free books to schools & libraries

16

Robinson, Chrystal

$     1,000

Alliance

To provide live entertainment at Historic Main Street festival

17

Spring Hill Historic Home

$    2,093

Massillon

To present a live theatre series in collaboration with community

18

Timberlake, Brenda

$     1,000

Canton

To provide painting classes for a domestic violence shelter

19

YMCA, Paul & Carol David

 $     1,000

Jackson Twp

To design an art themed little free library

  

$  33,000

  

To submit a final report for a completed project click here.

K – 12 schools located in Stark County are not eligible for Special Project Grants.  Funding to schools is available through the SmArts grant program and comes in two forms:  $750 mini grants and long-term partnerships, both of which involve the superintendent, school administration, teachers, teaching artists and ArtsinStark staff.  Please contact ArtsinStark’s Director of Education for more information.

Major Arts Organizations:

Currently ArtsinStark provides operating support to the seven largest arts organizations in Stark County:  Canton Ballet, Canton Museum of Art, Canton Palace Theatre, Canton Symphony Orchestra, Massillon Museum, Players Guild Theatre, and Voices of Canton.  The Major Arts Organizations Grant category is not currently open to any additional organizations.

  • To view the Major Arts Organization Grants click here.
  • To view our 2019 SmArts Grants awarded click here