16 emerging arts organizations across the country receive three years of unrestricted operating capital as a surprise award
New York- The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation (RRF) has chosen 16 boundary-pushing organizations, including Story Story Night, to receive its second round of SEED grants, unrestricted operating capital that provides support to recipients in their earliest stages, allowing them to build the capacity and programming that ensure growth and longevity.
Selected from five culturally rich but underfunded regions, the grantees will receive $10,000 per year for three years. This year's grantees are based in Boise, Idaho; Buffalo, New York; Cleveland, Ohio; Kansas City, Missouri; and Phoenix, Arizona. Working in partnership with local cultural leaders, the Foundation selected each grantee for its unique contributions to their communities. Because the local leaders made their nominations through an anonymous process, unbeknownst to the organizations, the award came as a surprise to grantees.
The SEED grants reach small- to mid-sized arts organizations at their earliest operational stages, even before such organizations may have the structure to execute other fundraising activities. The grants allow organizations to shore up capacity so that they can focus their efforts toward expanding and enriching the local cultural landscape.
Here's what this grant will help Story Story Night become: