Site Impact Fund (SIF) – Pilot Year
In 2019 we invited Site Leaders/ Choreographers to apply for our pilot program – Site Impact Fund. SIF was created in an effort to support sites while bolstering our mission: to create impactful change in the fight for clean water, for everyone, everywhere.
SIF is all about collaboration. We know many of you already work closely with environmental organizations in the efforts towards clean/ safe water and this fund is meant to support that work.
In the pilot year, applications were open to Sites in Asia and Central and South America with the hope that in future years we will be able to open the application pool to all sites globally. Sites that have a collaboration with an environmental organization in their same city or town will be given priority.
Global Water Dances provided support to Site Collaborations between dance artists and environmentalists for projects that included the Global Water Dances events on June 15th, 2019.
If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
When looking for funding from grants it is often useful to be Fiscally Sponsored:
Fiscal Sponsorship is when a non-profit organization offers their legal and tax-exempt status to groups or projects engaged in activities related to their organization’s mission. It typically involves a fee-based contractual arrangement between a project and an established non-profit. These fees can be monthly, yearly or based on a percentage of the income they help you bring in.
Fiscal Sponsorship is important because it allows projects or smaller organizations, either LLCs or sole proprietorships, access to grants and other tax deductible funds they would not otherwise be able to apply for or receive.
Local Fiscal Sponsors:
These can include your local state arts council or a performance venue willing to extend their 501c3 status to you.
United States of America examples are:
New York Live Arts – https://newyorklivearts.org/
New York Foundation for the Arts – https://www.nyfa.org/
California Arts Council – http://www.cac.ca.gov/
Texas Commission on the Arts – http://www.arts.texas.gov/
Look at both your local, state and country’s Art Councils. You can also look at The Foundation Center https://foundationcenter.org/ or the Creative Capital journal https://creative-capital.org/journal/ to research residencies, small family foundation and emergency grant opportunities. Your Fiscal Sponsor or Arts Council may have access to an account with them to search their database if you are not in New York and cannot visit their library, or do not want to purchase an account yourself. There may also be directories of grantors for your area available through arts councils or community groups.
Your Fiscal Sponsor may also have a database of potential grants for you to apply to.
Additionally CMAs (Certified Movement Analysts) in Europe can contact Eurolab for European grant options. Email email@example.com for further information.
You can also apply for residencies to supplement the production of your work.
http://www.resartis.org/en/ is an international database of residency programs. The ‘en’ is that this website is currently in English, but you can set it to different languages for ease.
Other grant opportunities
Funding Amount: $1000
Ongoing application process
Open Meadows Foundation
Funding Amount: Under $2,000
Funds projects led by and benefitting women and girls.
The Pollination Project
Funding Amount: $1000
Provides small grants to support projects with a social change vision.
Walmart Community Giving
Funding Amount: $250 – $2,500