We are currently accepting applications for Express Project and Express Touring programs for FY2020 (July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020).
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. The next deadline to submit applications for FY2020 is Monday, July 1 for projects occurring in September.
We encourage organizations to submit applications early and not wait until the monthly deadlines. For example, for a project in October, the application deadline is August 1, but the application can be submitted before then.
For application forms and guidelines, go to the Grants Guidelines, Forms, and Sample Documents page.
If you have questions after reading the FY20 Guide to Express Grants, the program-specific guidelines and instructions, and the application form, call or email your program specialist. We’re here to help: