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Community Engagement Grant Fund

GALA Choruses Community Engagement Grant Fund (CEGF) supports innovative partnership projects that address a community issue, or leverage an opportunity to challenge discrimination, through the arts. The goal of CEGF is to support connections between GALA member choruses and local community partners not traditionally affiliated with the LGBTQ community through engaging music-making experiences forging lasting relationships which advance the cause of social justice for all.

In addition to financial support, GALA Choruses will provide community engagement mentorship through its GALA 411 Advisor program. Recipient chorus organizations will work with the Community Engagement 411 consultant at least three (3) times during the program development—during program design, during program execution, and after the program to assess effectiveness and potential for growth.

 Grant applicants may request $2,500-$5,000. Applicants must be able to match provided funds by at least a 1:5 ratio (e.g. a $5,000 request requires a $1,000 match). Funds must be used to support programming which includes both chorus members and community partner participants; applications which seek to use funds merely to subsidize tickets to programs featuring only chorus members will not be considered. Events may be ticketed, but ticket prices must be accessible to the community partner’s population. Non-traditional programming, such as informal music-making in non-traditional spaces, is highly encouraged.

Online applications will be accepted through December 31, 2019. To see all the program details, download the complete grant application requirements here.