The Delaware Division of the Arts offers a variety of grant programs for individual artists; nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations chartered and based in Delaware; and schools and government entities that support arts activities.

For a list of the FY2017 General Operating Support, Project Support, Education Resource, and Arts Stabilization Fund Grants, click here

Panel Review

Many applications from organizations and schools are reviewed annually by grant review panels, consisting of individuals who live and/or work in Delaware, selected because of their knowledge and experience in the arts, business and nonprofit management, and involvement in their community. Panelist nominations are accepted year-round.

Some applications requesting less than a predetermined threshold amount may be reviewed internally by Division staff and/or Council members, using the published criteria. These applications may include small requests for General Operating Support, Project Support, Education Resource, Arts Access, Artist Opportunity, and TranspARTation Grants.


Applications for Fiscal Year 2018

Division of the Arts grant applications for organizations, schools, and artists must be submitted online. Applications are sorted below by grant category.

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For Arts Organizations
Non-profit Delaware organizations whose primary mission is the promotion, production, presentation, or teaching of the arts.

  • eGrant.net: applications for arts organizations

  • General Operating Support: supports annual operating expenses to ensure that year-round participation in the arts is available to the people of Delaware. Annual March 1 deadline.

    • Applicants submit either a Full Application or an Interim Report through eGrants. Full General Operating Support applications are reviewed on a triennial basis, with Interim Applications being submitted in the "off years." Download GOSApplicationCycle.pdf to see which application your organization is required to submit this year. Arts organizations not appearing on the list should contact the Division of the Arts to determine eligibility to apply for General Operating Support.
    • Please note that there is now a minimum budget requirement for GOS applicants. If your organization does not meet the minimum requirement, please consider applying under the Arts Access category.
  • Arts Stabilization Guidelines: supports improvements to facilities owned (or under long-term lease) and operated by the organization. ASF grants are funded through the Division's participation in the Arts Consortium of Delaware, Inc. (ArtCo) endowment. Annual March 1 deadline.

  • Education Resource Guidelines: grants to strengthen school-based arts education projects, programs, and activities that utilize the arts education resources of the Delaware arts community or strengthen arts organizations' capacity to serve as professional development resources for teaching artists and educators. Annual March 1 deadline.

  • StartUp Guidelines: a comprehensive program of financial support, training and consultant input to develop and strengthen the management capacity of emerging arts organizations so that they can operate in a sustainable manner. New applications are accepted annually, but must be preceded by a letter of intent to apply and contact with the Division of the Arts to determine eligibility. NOTE: There is now a minimum budget requirement for StartUp applicants. If your organization does not meet the minimum requirement, please consider applying under the Arts Access category. Annual March 1 deadline; Letter of Intent due by January 31.

  • Arts Access Guidelines: grants of up to $1,000 to support the presentation of performing, visual, literary, media or folk arts in communities throughout the state. Organizations that receive General Operating Support are generally not eligible to apply. Rolling Deadline.