Creative Investment Program Applications Open

ArtsNow, in collaboration with and support from the Ian Patrick Schwarber Foundation, is proud to announce the second year of the Summit County Creative Investment Program.

This program will serve as a direct investment in the professional learning of artists and creatives residing in Summit County and, this year, includes a matching donation opportunity for investors.

Example of eligible expenses include:

  • Budget development course for entrepreneurs and creative small business owners
  • Leadership development program
  • Class or workshop that expands content or craft
  • Conference within the professional area of the artist/creative

Grant awards are capped at $2,500 and can be used to cover the registration or admission cost as well as travel reimbursement. Some examples of approved professional learning/credentials can include, but are not limited to: Membership with the Akron Black Artist Guild, MORTAR at Bounce Innovation Hub, Summit Artspace: Artist Launchpad, Torchbearers, Artist Communities Alliance membership or events, National Art Education Association Annual Conference, or the Arts Impact Ohio Conference.

These small grants will be available to professional artists and creatives who are seeking resources to invest in their careers and are open through 11:59pm on Nov. 3, 2023.

Grants are also available for certifications such as, but not limited to: Google Project Management Certification, Adobe Animate certification, Adobe CC Design Tools: Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, or Six Sigma Green Belt Certification.

Apply today at: