• 2016-17 Call (Cycle 7) opens January 11, 2016
• 2016-17 Deadline: March 21, 2016, 11.59 PM CST
• 2016-17 Funds released to selected projects June 2, 2016
• Link to the call via the CaFE Call for Entry system (type Rocket Grants into the keyword window). Interested artists can prepare for entry to multiple arts opportunities by uploading up to 100 images of their work onto this system. No other forms of application will be accepted.
The following links have been updated to materials for the 2016-17 cycle. Materials from previous rounds may be helpful to use as a general guideline, but please note that you should always obtain the updated forms for each round of funding.
• Online tutorials will guide you through the application process
• Outreach sessions throughout the 80-mile region at which you can meet the program coordinator and previous grant recipients, and ask questions about your proposal in progress.
• Video featuring previous grant recipients talking about their projects and the opportunity provided by the grant.
• Map of the 80-mile eligibility zone (see above also).
• Jury Process information about the way in which selections are made and including a link to past panels
• Awards Ceremony information about the celebration we hold for each round of Award recipients, including links to images from past events
• Past Projects information about the 60+ projects that have been funded by this program since 2010
• Rocketblog posts by Award recipients and others about upcoming events and opportunities related to the Rocket Grants program
• Final report required for all awarded projects
Funding priorities, materials, and processes are all continually evaluated to provide the best and most relevant program possible. Needless to say, we are always thankful for your thoughtful feedback.
More information about this program, key organizations, and similar programs around the country.