SBMA MicroGrant Eligibility


Eligibility and requirements have been carefully considered by the grant planning team and are firm parameters.

ALL Applicants Must:

  • Be the sole or lead artist, initiator, manager or founder of the project for which you are applying for funding
  • Be a United States citizen
  • Live in Philadelphia, Chester, Delaware or Montgomery counties
  • Be 21+ years of age
  • Have not received prior SBMA micro-grant funding (does not include funding/payment received through SBMA programs or events)
  • If awarded, all awarded artists must:
    • use micro-grant funds within 3 months of receiving funds (exception: Fringe Festival applicants)
    • provide documentation of use of funds 

SBMA Micro-Grant Applicants:

  • Performance-based projects must include a presentation or performance that takes place in Philadelphia, Chester, Delaware or Montgomery counties

SBMA Fringe Festival Micro-Grant Applicants:

  • performance/event must take place during the 2018 Fringe Festival (Sept. 6 – 22, 2018)
  • If awarded, must submit confirmation of paid 2018 Fringe Festival registration fee before funds will be released

Bartol Teaching Artist Applicants:

  • community project must be confirmed or already underway
  • projects must take place in Philadelphia (county)
  • must submit a letter of support from host site or project partner of community project
  • when providing work samples, must include one sample on your personal work and one showing your community work
  • applicants cannot use all of the $500 to pay themselves
  • applicants who receive a micro-grant will receive the full $500 amount