As of April 1, we are no longer accepting new applications for Express Project and Express Touring for programs occurring in FY2019 (July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019). In mid-April, we will begin accepting applications for Express Project and Express Touring programs for FY2020 (July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020). The first deadline to submit applications for FY2020 is Monday, May 6.
For Express Grants, applications are accepted and award amounts are determined on a rolling basis throughout the year. Applications for Express Grants are simpler than applications for Annual Grants. Express Grants are designed to encourage small and emerging arts organizations and organizations based in rural communities to seek financial assistance for arts activities. We award Express Grants in the categories of arts councils, arts education, minority arts, the Missouri Touring Program, and other strategic projects.
The deadline is the first Monday of the month, two months in advance of the month in which the project occurs. For example, for a project in May, the application must be received no later than the first Monday in March. If the first Monday is a holiday, the deadline is on Tuesday. We encourage organizations to submit applications early. For application forms and guidelines, go to the Grants Guidelines, Forms, and Sample Documents page.
Draft applications may be reviewed by contacting the category’s program specialist in advance of the deadline: