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The Madison Arts Commission invites you to apply for a 2024 grant

Applications are now open for this year’s MAC grants, here’s how you can apply.

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MAC helped to make Mural Alley a reality, in addition to many other public art projects. | Photo by 608today

The Madison Arts Commission (MAC) is calling for local artists and organizations to submit grant applications by Friday, March 1 to fund local projects that will “enrich the cultural landscape” of Madison.

Types of grants

Project | $1,000 - $5,000
These grants support the production of projects like art installations, workshops, and performances.

Individual Fellowship | $1,000-$2,000
Local artists of all mediums can apply for this grant to help fund their work, especially work that the public will have access to.

Legacy | $1,500
Organizations that have received an MAC grant in at least three of the last six years have the opportunity to receive additional funding to further support their community involvement.


Applicants are eligible if...

  • They are a tax-exempt nonprofit
  • They are residents of the City of Madison
  • Their project fosters community involvement during the creative process

Applicants are not eligible if...

  • Their proposed project is already receiving funding from another city
  • They are an elementary, secondary, or post-secondary school (unless the project will affect Madisonians beyond just the students)
  • The project does not occur within city limits

Get inspired

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Opera in the Park is an annual outdoor music event in Madison. | Photo by Madison Opera

Past grant projects include...

Africa Fest | Strides for Africa + Africa Association of Madison

Hawthorne Tunnel Mural | Dane Arts Mural Arts + Hawthorne School

Mural Alley | The Bubbler at Madison Public Library

“On the Town” | Capitol City Theatre

Opera in the Park | Madison Opera

Seventh Annual Disability Pride Festival| Disability Pride Madison

Get involved

  1. Decide which grant your project falls under
  2. Review all guidelines
  3. Schedule a 15-minute one-on-one with MAC for grant writing assistance (contact info below)
  4. Email MAC with your intent to apply
  5. Fill out and submit an application before midnight on Friday, March 1