National Heritage Areas tell nationally important stories about the people, places, and events that created our historic, cultural, and naturally significant landscapes. KMTA’s Publication and Arts Grants support the creation of art and other published works that celebrate and tell the stories of Alaska’s only Heritage Area.
Funding through a Publication and Arts Grant may cover costs related to creating, completing, and producing published works from of a variety of artistic disciplines. Example projects could include, but are not limited to:
- Writing a children’s book about features or experiences in the Heritage Area.
- Producing a series of Heritage Area- themed/inspired paintings.
- Producing a film about a historic trail in the KMTA that raises awareness about the region, etc.
WHO CAN APPLY
Individual artists, authors, videographers, or non-profit organizations producing content that help tell the stories of the KMTA National Heritage Area. Please note, applicants will retain all copyrights, duties and obligations associated with the publication. KMTA does not obtain copyrights of any kind.
ONE-YEAR VS MULTI-YEAR PROJECTS
First Time Applicants can apply for 1-year grants only.
Returning Applicants (those who have been funded by KMTA in the past) can apply for a one-year grant or a multi-year grant of up to three years.
VIABLE PROJECTS MUST
• Be accessible to the public upon project completion.
• Strengthen and/or benefit the KMTA region and its users
• Demonstrate the ability to produce a 1:1 match of funds (in the form of cash donations or in-kind contributions) from a non-federal source.
• Include a plan for completion within a 12- 36-month period (one-year vs multi-year grant). This means that all final reimbursement requests, corresponding expense reports and receipts, and other supporting materials must be submitted and approved within the grant award period.
• Have completed a Section 106 Review (if applicable). To determine if your project requires a Section 106 Review, please see associated guidelines here.
STRONG CONSIDERATION WILL BE GIVEN TO PROJECTS THAT
• Inspire others to explore, celebrate, and care for the Heritage Area.
• Reach diverse audiences and connects others to the Heritage Area.
• Demonstrate uniqueness and creativity.
• Demonstrate depth and breadth of impact.
• Exceed the 1:1 non-federal match requirement.
• First time applicants can apply for up to $10,000 allocated over the course of 1 year.
• Returning applicants (those who have been funded by KMTA in the past) can apply for up to $24,000 allocated over the course of 1 to 3 years.
- 2023 Application Deadline: March 24, 2023
- Click here for full application process and timeline.
- Applicants must submit the following: Application Form, Budget Worksheet, and a portfolio sample of previous work (if available). Required forms are available below. When you’ve completed all the necessary documents, please upload them using the Submit button.
For more information about the KMTA Grant Programs, please contact:
PO BOX 1934
GIRDWOOD, AK 99587
KMTA is an an equal opportunity provider.