Small Arts Organizations


Since 1990, Art Ventures has made more than 225 grants to individual artists and more than 125 grants to small arts organizations.

Small Arts Organizations

These grants are open to small and mid-size organizations whose primary mission is arts and culture.

Grant size: Up to $5,000

Application opens on August 1, 2024

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Applicants must be:


  • At least 18 years old
  • Legal residents of Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Putnam or St. Johns County, and have resided in one of these counties for at least 12 months at the time of application
  • Requesting funding for activities which take place December 15, 2023 – June 15, 2025. No grant funds may be requested for expenditures which occur prior to December 15, 2023
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Applicants may NOT be:

  • Students enrolled in an art-related degree program, or planning to pursue a degree in the coming year
  • Curators, promoters, presenters or festival organizers. Eligible applicants are the artists themselves
  • A recipient of a 2022 Art Ventures grant. Due to the high demand for grants, artists may not receive grants in consecutive years, and are only eligible to three Individual Artist grants in a lifetime.


  • August 1, 2024: Application opens
  • August 2, 2024 – September 13, 2024: Q&A Sessions/Technical Assistance
  • September 23, 2024: Application due by 11:59 PM
  • TBD: Grant awards announced
  • December 1, 2024 – TBD: Grants must occur during this timeframe.

Here to Help

For more information, contact:

Amy Palmer

Program Director