FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What kinds of support does AMO offer?

 What kinds of art does AMO support?

How much money does AMO grant?

Where does AMO fund projects?

When can I apply?

What do I need to do to apply?

What other kinds of support does AMO offer?

How long does it take to hear back and receive support?

Are there any limitations on what AMO supports?

In addition to making my art, do I have to do anything else?

What can I do after the project is finished?

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What kinds of support does AMO offer?


AMO provides the following: 1) Money to help cover artists labor and materials, 2) Publicity Support to amplify the impact of complete works or events, and 3) Distribution of finished works through our various channels. We are also growing the AMO website to serve as a hub to facilitate collaboration between artists, organizations, campaigns and others fighting for economic justice.

 

What kind of art does AMO fund?


It's wide open. We support traditional forms of art like Posters, Printmaking, Songwriting, Performance and Dance. However, we also support forms of cultural work that have direct, immediate impact on grassroots mobilizations either in public or on-line, like Street Theatre, Animation, Graphic Novels, Pranks, Flash Mobs, Comedy Sketches, Youtube videos, you name it. In particular, we enjoy supporting work that lies of the intersection of public spectacle, mass participation, and art.

 

How much money does AMO grant?


AMO is currently offering emergency mini-grants in amounts of $300, $500, and $1000. We may not be able to fund your whole project, so please apply for only what you need. We hope to have larger amounts available in the future.

 

Where does AMO fund projects?


AMO is a US-based project funding projects in the United States. However, like the occupy movement and other economic justice movements we support we believe that geographic diversity is important. Our desire is to support projects from different towns, cities and regions in the US, both urban and rural, both coastal and heartland.

 

When can I apply?


Apply any time. There are no deadlines. However, it will take us at least 1 week to process your application, and if selected, another week to distribute funds to you. So, make sure you leave at least 2-3 weeks before the time you need the support in hand. We do not make retroactive grants for funds already spent on completed projects.

 

What do I need to do to apply?


In order to apply you need to...


1. Join by signing up. If you haven't already, fill out your name, email and zipcode in the top right of this page.

 

2. Apply by telling us about your project.  Make sure to first read the applications guidelines carefully. Then, the application will ask you to write some short descriptions about your project and the impact it will have.

 

3. Attach supporting materials including a resume or images (if you have them)

 

What other kinds of support does AMO offer besides financial support?


Publicity: Media outreach for finished projects or events

Distribution: getting your work out there through our networks

Collaboration: Connections to impacted communities, grassroots organizations and other artists  

Mobilization: We can help empower artists to mobilize their audience with recommendations for action, so that they have a way to get directly engaged themselves.

 

How long does it take to hear back and receive support?


Depending on the volume of applications we recieve, it may take us up to 1 week to process your application, and if selected, another 1 week to distribute funds. So, make sure you leave 2 weeks before the moment you need support.

 

What happens if my projects is not selected?


We still try and provide services to artists whose projects do not receive financial support. We have other services we can offer, such as Publicity. Second, you can re-apply for another project.

 

Are there any limitations on what AMO supports?


AMO cannot support projects that violate the law or endanger people’s safety. See our legal disclaimer.

 

In addition to making my art, do I have to do anything else?


Most of all, we want you to just focus on your work, and making it as great as possible. However, we do want both you and AMO to have a record of what you create. So we ask that you document your finished work through photography, video, and/or text. This will then be showcased on our site and related channels.

 

What can I do after the project is finished?


In addition to receiving support we encourage you to give back and ‘pay it forward’ by doing something to help the next round of artists. For example, you can write up a summary of lessons you learned, or be available as an advisor or collaborator, or spread the word so that other artists can receive support, too.

 

How do I find out about new opportunities?


AMO will let you know about new grant opportunities, as well as new campaigns and struggles you can partner with. Just sign up on our email list.