Below you will find information on Form 990-N, National Science Foundation connects Arts and Science, Cultural Exchange Fund travel subsidy program, Bank of America local grantmaking, “Survival Strategies for the Arts”, “Burn Out – Recognizing it, Dealing with it”, Foundation Growth and Giving Estimates: Current Outlook (2009 Edition), and recipients of the 2009 NEA National Heritage Fellowships.
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IRS Reminds Small Organizations to File e-Postcards
All calendar year tax-exempt organizations whose annual gross receipts are normally $25,000 or less must now file their electronic Form 990-N, known as the “e-Postcard,” by the May 15 deadline. Non calendar year “e-Postcard” filers must file the annual electronic notice by the 15th day of the 5th month following the end of their annual accounting period. Learn more at http://www.irs.gov/charities/article/0,,id=169250,00.html
To file for an extension you can submit Form 8868 by May 15th by visiting http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f8868.pdf
(The deadline is past but if you should have and didn’t …. Beck)
National Science Foundation Connects Arts and Science
Did you know that the National Science Foundation (NSF) http://www.nsf.gov/index.jsp is interested in funding the arts? The NSF’s Informal Science Education program http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503391&org=DRL&from=home is looking for collaborative projects between arts and sciences that promote lifelong learning of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in a variety of informal settings. The deadline for preliminary proposals for the next grant round is June 25. For more information about this or other NSF programs for which artists and arts organizations are eligible, contact Al DeSena email@example.com .
The Cultural Exchange Fund (CEF) is a travel subsidy program supported by
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to assist U.S. based presenters in building partnerships and collaborations with international touring artists, companies and their collaborators and in seeing the work of artists from around the world in its cultural context. The Association of Performing Arts Presenters (Arts Presenters) recognizes that promoting global cultural exchange is essential for audience and community engagement in the performing arts and provides an opportunity for presenting professionals to expand and deepen their knowledge of artists, traditions and cultures from around the world.
Arts Presenters will award travel subsidies to individual presenters, non-profit presenting organizations and to groups of presenters traveling to see the work of artists, companies and/or to develop and advance projects with international artists and their collaborators. All applicants must be active members of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters.
Please visit www.artspresenters.org for more information on how to apply for the grant. You may also contact Alison McNeil, toll free at 1-888.820.ARTS or firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any questions related to the program.
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Local Community Programs Supported
Bank of America Charitable Foundation: Local GrantmakingThe Bank of America Charitable Foundation works to create neighborhood excellence in the communities served by the bank in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. While local community priorities determine how funding is allocated, grants typically fall into four main categories: Community Development, Education, Health and Human Services, and Arts and Culture. Each of the company’s markets, in partnership with local community leaders, sets specific target areas of interest within these major categories. There are no deadlines for grant applications. Visit the company’s website to access the priorities for local funding in each region.
Survival Strategies for the Arts
Feature Articles • By John Killacky • May 15, 2009 •
John Killacky, artist and arts funder, not only knows that we need the arts now more than ever, but gives us ten survival strategies for arts organizations and one for audience members — and reminds us that all of us are audience members.
The arts are where hope lives. And right now, as the very tenets of civil society are being re-written, and as health and human service needs rise, there is legitimate concern about whether the arts will survive, how the arts can thrive. To read more: http://www.blueavocado.org/node/369
With cuts to programs, performance schedules, and services, PLUS layoffs and budget woes, burn-out is increasingly common for arts administrators at all levels. Find out how to identify burn-out in yourself and in your staff, and how to cope with it. BURN OUT – RECOGNIZING IT, DEALING WITH IT
Foundation Giving Grew Modestly in 2008 But Declines Expected in 2009, New Foundation Center Report Finds 3/31/09
In the midst of a deepening economic crisis, U.S. grantmaking foundations increased their giving 2.8 percent in 2008 to an estimated $45.6 billion, according to Foundation Growth and Giving Estimates: Current Outlook (2009 Edition). Given continuing economic instability, over 67 percent of foundations surveyed said they expect to reduce their 2009 giving.
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Last Thursday the Arts Endowment announced the recipients of the 2009 NEA National Heritage Fellowships. See the release at www.nea.gov/news/news09/2009-NEA-Heritage-Fellows-Announced.html . Profiles with bios and work samples are in the NEA National Heritage section at www.arts.gov/honors/heritage/