Celebrate Charlotte Arts FAQ

THE APPLICATION PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED. WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN LATE SUMMER.


Below are the answers to some of our frequently asked questions about the application process.

APPLICATION

  • When will the application period be open?

  • What are the application criteria?

  • Can only nonprofit organizations or educational institutions apply?

  • Do you have to be a U.S. citizen to apply?

  • Do you have to be at least 18-years-old to apply?

  • Do I or my organization have to be based in Charlotte?

  • Does my project need to be about Charlotte?

  • How many applications may I submit?

  • How much money can I ask for?

  • Do I have to have a letter of support if my idea is contingent on another organization or partner?

PROCESS

  • What’s considered “art”?

  • How do I know if my proposal is right for Celebrate Charlotte Arts?

  • What are Knight’s funding priorities?

  • Who reviews my entry?

  • Can I still apply if my project is in its early stages?

  • Am I eligible for Celebrate Charlotte Arts if I’m a current Knight Foundation grantee?

  • When will the selected projects be announced? When will funding be disbursed?

  • How soon will we hear back with a decision on our application?

  • If my proposal is not accepted, will I know why?

  • When will the showcase of selected projects take place?

  • Do I have to show my work in the Knight-sponsored showcase?

  • I’ve read through the FAQ. How can I learn more or make my idea more competitive?

  • Who do I contact if I have questions?