The INSITE Fund is a grant program administered by RedLine and made possible by the The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Regional Regranting program. This new fund responds to the gap in funding support for artist-driven projects on Colorado’s Front Range. INSITE is a 2-year, $60,000.00 per year, grant program, adding to and reinforcing the importance of funding opportunities that are accessible directly to artists working in an expansive field of ideas, audiences and visual arts practices.
Administered by RedLine Contemporary Art Center as part of the Andy Warhol Foundation For the Visual Art’s Regional Re-granting Program, The INSITE Fund awards grants of up to $5,000.00 to directly support independent artists and artist collectives working across all visual media in the Denver Metro and Front Range area.
Funded projects challenge traditional notions of the visual arts.
The outcome of each granting cycle seeks to reflect Northern Colorado’s diverse artist community—culturally, economically and geographically through the support of projects that expand and enhance audiences’ relationship to the visual arts field.
INSITE Fund awards grants to public facing visual arts projects that take place beyond the studio, museum, art center or traditional gallery setting.
INSITE Fund specifically seeks to support projects that expand the public’s understanding of the visual arts. The intended outcome of the funding is to make visible often unseen and under-supported artistic activity, and to cultivate engaged communities around the work.
Projects must take place within an 80 mile radius of Denver. Geographic boundaries for the grant funding area are Fort Collins to the North, Colorado Springs to the South, Limon to the East, and Frisco/HWY 9 to the West.
In 2019, INSITE Fund will award 10-15 grants of $2,500-$5,000 each for a total $60,000 in grant funding.
1) Project Title
2) Lead Artist Name
3) Lead Artist Email Address
4) Are you an individual artist or artist collective?
5) List of partners/collaborators/performers and their role in the project? (100 word max)
6) City and county in which the project will take place
7) Website (if applicable, not required)
8) Location Description (100 Word Limit)
9) Short Project Description (100 Word Limit)
10) Full Project Description (Please describe the vision for the project, the form it will take (e.g. performance, installation, presentation) (500 Word Limit)
11) Describe how you plan to activate your project and make it publicly accessible? (250 Word Limit)
12) Project Timeline (All projects must be completed within a 12-months of funding)
13) Budget (Sample Budget Template)
● Location (Is the project within the geographic region?)
● Audience engagement (Does the project take place in a publicly accessible space?)
● Innovation / Authenticity (Does the project add to and expand definitions/understandings of the visual arts?)
● Collaboration (How does the project leverage collaboration in service of audience engagement?)
● Professional Presentation / Performance / Execution (Does the concept and presentation of the concept demonstrate artistic strength and merit?)
March 1, 2019 - Application live on submittable.com
June 3, 2019 at Midnight - Application deadline
July – Jury Review
August – Grants Determined, letters sent
September – Grants announced with press release
October – Awards reception
November 2019 / 2020 – Project timeline
November 30, 2020 – Grant reports due