The amount of funds awarded in a G.L.E.A. Inc. / Lakes of Fire Art Grant cycle is determined by the G.L.E.A Board with the consensus approval of the Board of Directors before the cycle starts.
Funded art projects must appear at Lakes of Fire in the year the funds are awarded, that is, the late-June event immediately after the award is announced.
Awarded art projects must adhere to the detailed production schedule. Artists will work with a Grant Facilitator to assist them through the process. Funded artists will need to provide their Grant Facilitator with progress reports at each milestone as detailed in their contract.
Grants are intended to cover materials, creation and transportation of a new project/piece. They are not to cover labor costs, equipment to create, or personal transportation.
Funding requests for renovations to existing projects can also be submitted.
Funding requests for transportation and display of existing projects can be submitted to the Art Honorarium process.
No funds will be dispersed without a signed contract between Lakes of Fire/G.L.E.A. Inc. and the artist, and a signed IRS W-9 Form.
In the event that a project is not completed, the artist must return all disbursed funds within 15 days of the closing of the event.
IRS 1099 forms will be filed for those receiving at least $600 in one year. Artists are responsible for reporting income and deducting expenses.
Current Art Grant Committee members and the G.L.E.A. Board of Directors are prohibited from applying for an art grant.