James Irvine Foundation's Exploring Engagment Fund
The James Irvine Foundation is now accepting applications for the second round of its Exploring Engagement Fund. The Exploring Engagement Fund will support new approaches to arts engagement and is intended for California-based arts organizations with budgets between $100,000 and $5 million. Initial Applications to the Fund are due on June 1, 2012.
In addition, for organizations based in the San Joaquin Valley and Inland Empire, the James Irvine Foundation recently launched the Exploring Engagement Fund for Priority Regions. If your organization is located in either of these two areas of California, please visit their website for further information about this funding opportunity.
Through the Exploring Engagement Fund, the James Irvine Foundation will support organizations to provide arts opportunities that engage low-income and/or ethnically diverse populations that have been traditionally underserved by arts nonprofits, explore active participation in the arts (including participation afforded by new technology), and offer programming in unexpected or highly accessible spaces that might not be known as arts venues. Grant awards are intended as risk capital to encourage experimentation with new programming and enable cultural institutions to better adapt to the demographic and technological changes of the 21st Century.