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ELIGIBILITY CHECK: Due Friday, November 25, 2022 at 5 pm

The Eligibility Check form serves as notice of your organization’s intent to apply for a 2023 City of Birmingham Community Arts Grant and provides documentation of your organization’s eligibility under the program guidelines. This form should be completed by the primary partner for the community arts collaboration.

The primary partner must be a nonprofit organization located in the municipality of City of Birmingham, with a collaboration to be proposed that serves the residents of one or more of the City of Birmingham’s 23 communities and 99 neighborhoods as listed here.

It is not necessary for a nonprofit organization to have finalized both project partners or the project details to submit the Eligibility Check Form. 

This program will fund community-based organizations, groups, collectives or artists for arts and cultural projects taking a creative approach to addressing an issue impacting the City of Birmingham communities and neighborhoods where they live and work.

Collaborations eligible for funding include but are not limited to workshops, performances, concerts, festivals, demonstrations, screenings, and readings. Projects may be new collaborations or continuations of existing work.

Arts education projects that serve students attending a specific school or schools, either during or after school hours, are not eligible to for funding. Activities must be accessible to the public, regardless of the age group being served.

We strongly encourage your organization to submit an Eligibility Check form as early as possible so that you may begin the process of submitting your application. Once your organization’s eligibility is confirmed, you will receive an email with a link to the application form.

Eligibility Check submissions will be reviewed on a weekly basis beginning October 31 and will be accepted until 5 pm on November 25. All notifications of eligibility to apply will be sent via email no later than November 30.

Please contact us with questions as far in advance as possible by sending an email to Applicants may also request a 30-minute meeting with staff to answer questions either in person or via Zoom. If you would like to schedule a meeting, please contact us at this address for available dates.

This information can also be downloaded here as a PDF.


Mailing Address (if different from above)

Organization Director Information


Primary Contact Information (if different from above)


Max. file size: 300 MB.
Max. file size: 300 MB.
Max. file size: 300 MB.
Max. file size: 300 MB.
Max. file size: 300 MB.