Impact Grants help artist-led grassroots organizations with community-driven approaches towards using arts for social change, particularly those offering support to emerging artists from underrecognized groups. They are unrestricted, reducing financial uncertainties for these organizations, and enabling them to expand their reach.
6 unrestricted two-year grants of €25,000- per year, totalling €50,000- per organization
To help cover general operational costs and any other costs considered critical to successfully developing activities
Non-profits registered in the Netherlands, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Spain, or Italy, or with fiscal sponsors in one of these countries—please read guide for full eligibility criteria
Deadline to apply: Sept 25, 2023 (11.59 AM CET)
The Impact Grant is a program created by The Supporting Act Foundation following extensive research into alternative philanthropic approaches and the challenges facing emerging artists in Europe. One important learning is that reducing financial uncertainty for artist-led organizations can be a key factor in driving long-term systemic change, building stronger communities, and creating positive impacts across the arts.
As a result of these findings, we are offering 6 unrestricted grants to underfunded grassroots organizations with community-driven approaches towards using arts for social change, and in particular those offering support to emerging artists from underrecognized or marginalized groups.
Each grant amounts to €25,000- per year, awarded over a two-year period from December 2023, and totalling €50,000- per organization. They are intended to help cover operating expenses, or any other costs considered critical to successfully developing activities. Non-financial support will also be offered in the form of access to a network of peers and mentors, as well as promotion on our social channels, and on the social channels and advertising and editorial platforms of our funding partner WeTransfer.
Eligible applications will be assessed by an independent jury of artists and specialists, including representatives of last year’s grantees, on the basis of financial need and the social relevance of each organization’s work and approach. Only non-profits registered in the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, France, and Italy, or with fiscal sponsors in these countries, are currently eligible. Full details on eligibility, and on the program, are provided in the accompanying guide.
The Impact Grant Jury: