How to Apply

Application Instructions


  1. A completed application must be submitted prior to the appropriate deadline.
  2. Applicants are strongly encouraged to consult with the Director of ECAP or any member of the Executive Committee for information concerning the development and writing of their proposal.
  3. Applicants are urged to attend the ECAP meeting at which their proposal is considered. Failure to attend the meeting will not jeopardize funding potential, but attendance could facilitate the Committee’s understanding of the proposal.
  4. Applicants will be notified via email of the ECAP Executive Committee decision concerning their funding request. At that time, a final report form will be included for those who have been awarded funding. The final report form must be completed and submitted to the ECAP Committee by the designated deadline. Submission of the final report is a condition for review of future grant requests.
  5. The Ethnic Cultural Arts Program requires all grant recipients to give credit to ECAP for its support. This includes printed materials and confirmation of the program’s acknowledgement.  Compliance with this requirement must be reported in the Final Report that each recipient must complete.
  6. Applications that fail to follow these specifications may be returned for clarification or may not be considered, depending upon the timing involved. In this regard, please retain one copy of the completed application and support materials for your files.


All applications must be submitted digitally in a single pdf, and must contain the following:

  1. ECAP Application Cover Sheet
  2. Project Budget
    1. ECAP Budget Page 1_Expenses Fillable
    2. ECAP Budget  Page 2 Income_Fillable
  3. Project Description (not to exceed 2 single-spaced typed pages).  A successful project description should address the items below:
    1. Describe the event, including secured location, time and purpose.
    2. List personnel involved in the project, including applicants, performers, scholars, and/or technical consultants and briefly describe their qualifications.
    3. Explain how the event or project will promote awareness of the artistic expression of an underserved community and/or ethnic group.
    4. Describe the audience expected or targeted, and the nature and composition of that audience.
    5. Address plans for direct student involvement and the program’s educational benefits.  i.e., Classroom or studio visits, workshops, lectures, etc.
    6. Explain how you plan to advertise your event.
  4. Support Materials. Artist/performer vitas or resumes are required; strongly suggested are letters of invitation/acceptance, contracts, brochures, flyers, artist websites, etc.
  5. Proof read application for errors and/or consistency of dates, monies, mission, etc.
  6. Email the (single) PDF of the original signed and completed application on or before the appropriate deadline but no later than 5:00 p.m. on the deadline date to Marcus Sherrell at

Updated: 02/16/2024 01:32PM