CT OFFICE OF THE ARTS & SHORELINE ARTS ALLIANCE
WORKSHOP FOR GRANT APPLICANTS
JUNE 28, 2016:1 - 2:30PM
The Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) developed this project grant in partnership with its nine Regional Service Organizations which make up a valuable statewide service network.
The Regional Initiative grant program (REGI) awards grants ranging from $1,000 to $4,000*. The REGI program is a good fit for applicants primarily interested in small projects that support access to the creative process and/or creative experience, especially those projects that experiment with new ways to apply the arts within community. Projects can take many varied forms: engage in a specific community matter, reflect on personal experience, bring neighbors together, etc.
Arts Organizations with 501(c)(3) status with annual operating income under $300,000
Arts Programs of a 501(c)(3) non-arts organization
Municipal Arts Departments
Pre-K through 12 Schools
Parent Teacher Organizations (PTOs)
For eligiblilty, guidelines and additonal information click here.
Shoreline Arts Alliance, Youth Involvement in Nonprofit Management
(Grades 9 - 12)
A SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS INTERESTED IN LEARING ABOUT SMALL BUSINESS
How can I get involved in Shoreline Arts Alliance (SAA)?
Shoreline Arts Alliance welcomes high school students to get involved in our organization as Interns, Junior Ambassadors and Junior Board Members:
SAA Interns typically work 2 - 3 days a week over the summer on a project that interests them. Some of our interns have a true passion for the arts, others are interested in learning more about the inner workings of a nonprofit or want to explore a specific career interest, like marketing and communication, web or graphic design to name a few. As an intern, you will work closely with the CEO of Shoreline Arts Alliance to define and implement your project. Although this position is unpaid we believe that the experience is a good investment of your time.
Junior Ambassadors are individualswho serve as representatives of SAA in the community, educating others about SAA, it's mission and goals as well as assist as volunteers for Shoreline Arts Alliance with various initiatives and events over the course of the year. Junior Ambassadors may be called upon wo welcome attendees and hand out programs at events such as Shakespeare on the Shoreline, escort guests needing assistance to and from their seats, assist with set-up at fundraising events, attend SAA programs and/or events in an effort to educate our community on the organization. The responsibilities of a Junior Ambassador can be designed to fit your schedule.
Junior Board Members are selected by SAA's CEO based on their involvement as Interns of Junior Ambassadors. In supporting the mission of SAA, Junior Board Members are tasked with: 1) educating their peers and the community about SAA, its programs and initiatives; 2) building membership; 3) volunteering at various SAA initiatives such as Shakepseare on the Shoreline, Mardi Gras, Sip'n Stroll, etc.; 4) recruiting Junior Ambassadors; 5) providing input as it relates to programming and SAA initiatives; 6) chairing and/or serving on one or more of SAA's task forces; and 7) reporting to the Board of Directors' liaison.
How do I become an SAA Intern, Junior Ambassador, or Junior Board Member?
If you are interested in learning more about our internships or ambassadors, please email either a resume or list of your current interests and activites to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will then contact you to set-up an informational meeting for you to learn about SAA and for us to learn more about you. We accept applicants from December to early June for Interns. However, Junior Ambassadors can join throughout the hear. Junior Borad Members are selected from our Interns and Junior Ambassadors.
How long do I serve as an Intern, Ambassador, or Junior Board Member?
We hope that you stay involved throughout your high school experience but we ask that you re-evaluate your commitment on a yearly basis. If the SAA Board Liaison determines that you have not fulfilled your obligations as an Intern, Ambassador, or Junior Board Member or if your situation changes and you recognize your inability to fulfill your dutieds, we ask that you step down.
What's in it for me?
Our hope is that you enjoy your experience educating, encouraging, enriching and engaging the Shoreline community in the arts and also hone your skills, explore your interests and serve your community. We valued your time and will do our best to make your involvement with SAA a fulfilling experience. Your experience can be included in your college and/or job applications and during your high school years, your time served in this capacity can be documented for community service requirements.