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Tools for Grantees

Arts Midwest encourages organization’s receiving Arts Midwest Touring Fund support to manage their grant award effectively for the benefit of both your organization and the arts in the Midwest. Please contact us if you have questions throughout the process.

Pre-engagement tools & resources

Standards Manual

All grantees must review and adhere to the crediting requirements as detailed in the Standards Manual. Use the NEA and Arts Midwest logo lockup below.

Adobe Acrobat PDF Standards Manual: Indigenous Artists Update version All engagements occurring September 2019 to June 2020 must now adhere to these crediting requirements. There is a change to the credit line and more logos that must be included which are all provided in this Standards Manual.

Locked Up Logos

Full Color jpeg file
Black & White jpeg file
Full Color png file
Full Color eps file

Document templates

Prepare your Final Report

Final Reports must be submitted through an electronic form that will be sent from Arts Midwest prior to the start of your engagement. The contents of this report include the following:

  1. Your organization: Review your organization’s information, including address and contacts, and make any necessary changes.
  2. Final Engagement Schedule spreadsheet (upload): Date; location with the location’s address, city, state, zip+4, county; brief description, primary age, and attendance for each activity.
    Download the Final Engagement Schedule.
  3. Population benefiting question #1: By your best estimate, what population (made up 25% or more) by race/ethnicity benefited directly from your activities? American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander, White, or No single race/ethnic group made up more than 25% (select all that apply).
  4. Population benefiting question #2: By your best estimate, what population (made up 25% or more) by distinct group benefited directly from your activities? Adults or youths with disabilities; Individuals in institutions (including hospitals, hospices, nursing homes, assisted care facilities, correctional facilities, or homeless shelters); Individuals below the poverty line; Individuals with limited English proficiency; Military veterans or active duty personnel; or No single group made up more than 25% (select all that apply).
  5. Engagement narrative #1: Description of the overall impact on your community, the audience, and participants. Provide details of how the underserved audience you planned to reach was engaged, and how they benefitted from their participation. (4,300 character limit)
  6. Engagement narrative #2: Provide quotes/feedback from at least two participants that demonstrate the value of this engagement. (1,600 character narrative)
  7. Engagement narrative #3: Describe how the support from the Arts Midwest Touring Fund impacted your organization’s ability to present this artist and what you achieved that would not have been possible without it. (1,600 character narrative)
  8. Final Budget (upload): Provide details of the revenues and expenses for your engagement.
    Microsoft Excel spreadsheet Download the Final Budget spreadsheet. [56 KB Excel spreadsheet]
  9. Crediting: (upload) You must submit a minimum of two examples of crediting. These can include programs, brochures, press releases, email newsletters, your website, and more.
  10. Images (upload): Submitting images of your engagement is highly recommended, but not required. A personalized link to a Dropbox folder will be sent to you in a Final Report reminder email. If you are submitting images, you must fill out and upload the Image Permission & Usage form.
    Download the Image Permission & Usage form.

*Character count includes spaces.

Compliances & accessibility

Assurance of Compliance

All funded engagements must comply fully with all federal statutes and regulations on the Assurance of Compliance

Accessibility Tools

Use these tools to ensure that your engagement is accessible to people with disabilities.