The INSITE Fund is a grant program administered by RedLine and made possible by the The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Regional Regranting program. This fund responds to the gap in funding support for artist-driven projects on Colorado’s Front Range. INSITE is a 2-year, $60,000.00 per year, grant program, adding to and reinforcing the importance of funding opportunities that are accessible directly to artists working in an expansive field of ideas, audiences and visual arts practices.

Visual Arts
 

INSITE Fund awards grants to public facing visual arts projects that take place beyond the studio, museum, art center or traditional gallery setting.

INSITE Fund specifically seeks to support projects that expand the public’s understanding of the visual arts. The intended outcome of the funding is to make visible often unseen and under-supported artistic activity, and to cultivate engaged communities around the work.

Location
 

Projects must take place within a 115 mile radius of Denver, within in the state of Colorado. Geographic boundaries for the grant funding area are Norfolk to the North, Pueblo to the South, Akron to the East, and Wolcott to the West.


Funding Amounts:
 

In 2024 INSITE Fund will award 6-12 grants of $5,000-$10,000 each for a total $60,000 in grant funding. We encourage applicants to consider all expenses related to their project, including production, marketing, reception, and documentation.


Eligibility requirements:

  1. All projects must be anchored in a visual arts practice.

  2. Grant funds are intended for individual artists and artist collectives.

  3. The fund does not support 501(c)3 (non profit) organizations. The fund is meant to support short-term initiatives, events, and new collaborations.

  4. Funded projects must take place within a 115 mile radius of Denver, within in the state of Colorado

  5. Lead artist/organizer must reside within a 115 mile radius of Denver, within in the state of Colorado.

  6. Funded projects should take place outside of the traditional gallery, art center, studio, or museum location.

  7. The fund does not support an individual’s ongoing studio practice, underwrite exhibitions in existing program schedules, or works of traditional theater.

  8. Projects must be completed within a 12-month grant cycle.

  9. Projects must be presented in publicly accessible spaces, with covid precautions taken into consideration as needed.

Jury Considerations:

  ● Location (Is the project within the geographic region?)

  ● Audience engagement (Does the project take place in a publicly accessible space?)

  ● Innovation / Authenticity (Does the project add to and expand definitions/understandings of the visual arts?)

  ● Collaboration (How does the project leverage collaboration in service of audience engagement?)

  ● Professional Presentation / Performance / Execution (Does the concept and presentation of the concept demonstrate artistic strength and merit?)




 

About Arts in Society
 

Arts in Society is a collaborative grant-making program that fosters cross-sector work through the arts by supporting the integration of arts and culture into multiple disciplines critical to the health and well-being of Coloradans. Since 2017, the program has distributed over $2 million to fund 91 projects across the state that incorporate arts and creativity in addressing some our communities' most important problems.
 

Today, we recognize that Colorado is facing new and evolving challenges. The continued effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, social and economic unrest, and uncertain futures are affecting all Coloradans. This includes our state's residents, artists, businesses, and non-profit organizations. We also recognize that art and creativity have always played a role at the front line of any emergency, and that funding for cross-sector work through the arts has never been more important.

Arts in Society grants will provide funding to support individuals and organizations who seek to implement projects that utilize the arts as an integral element in promoting social justice and community welfare. Grants will range in size from $5,000-$35,000. Grant funds will be distributed in April Grants will be determined by a selection panel, which seeks projects that best broaden the understanding of the role arts play in society, demonstrate cross-sector work, exhibit cultural relevancy, foster community engagement, illustrate artistic excellence, and present opportunities for shared learning. Colorado artists, activists, non-profit organizations, universities, schools, and government agencies are all eligible to apply. Previous Arts in Society grant recipients are welcome to apply.
 

In addition to receiving financial support, Arts in Society grantees participate in a learning community program through which they share expertise and learn with like-minded practitioners from across the state.
 

Please visit www.redlineart.org/arts-in-society for more information, frequently asked questions, and eligibility requirements for this grant program.
 

 

 

FOR CURRENT ARTS IN SOCIETY GRANTEES:

Arts in Society requires that final narrative and financial reports be submitted together within 60 days of the completion of the funded project and no later than the date stated in the grant award letter, or as modified in subsequent correspondence. Grant recipients who do not submit final reports are ineligible for further Arts in Society funding. If unusual circumstances arise that may create delays in reporting or significantly alter the progress of the funded project, please promptly inform the Arts in Society Program Manager.

FOR CURRENT ARTS IN SOCIETY GRANTEES:

An interim report is required for 2 year grants. Please submit your interim report at the midway point in your project completion. Upon receipt of your interim report any additional grant funds will be disbursed. 

FOR CURRENT INSITE FUND GRANTEES:

INSITE Fund requires that final narrative and financial reports be submitted together within 60 days of the completion of the funded project and no later than the date stated in the grant award letter, or as modified in subsequent correspondence. All reports should be submitted via the following Submittable form. Grant recipients who do not submit final reports are ineligible for further INSITE funding. If unusual circumstances arise that may create delays in reporting or significantly alter the progress of the funded project, please promptly inform the INSITE Fund Program Manager.


Reporting Components:

a. Narrative report of no more than 6 pages including the following information:

i. A summary of the project and purpose of the grant (no more than 250 words)

ii. A list of project activities (per Grant Agreement)

iii. Names of significant collaborators (including non-artists) and a description or their roles.

iv. Numbers and general demographics of attendees/visitors engaged in your project (including

multiple presentations or iterations if applicable). Demographics might include zip codes collected

from attendees, demographic information collected through a survey, or a description of specific

groups (eg. “6th graders at the Denver School of the Arts” or “participants in RedLine’s Reach

Studio program”)

v. How did this project and/or INSITE funding expand or further your professional goals and/or artistic practice?

vi. A list or description of (including links to or physical copies of) publications, news articles, or other materials related to the grant

vii. A narrative explanation of any significant variances between proposed spending and actual spending in each category


b. Project Documentation

i. Please provide between 3-5 high quality photographs documenting your project, as well as video documentation if it was completed.


c. Financial Report

i. Please complete and submit the “Financial Report Template.”

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