Arts Accessibility Grant for Event Services (AAG-Events)

The Arts Accessibility Grant for Event Services provides reimbursement funds for services that increase the ability of persons with disabilities and persons with limited English proficiency to access the arts. Funds can be used for licensed services used in connection with an arts or cultural event hosted online or held safely outdoors, such as livestreamed performances, virtual classes, and socially distanced outdoor events. This grant program is made possible with support from the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.

AAG-Events Resources:

Eligible Expenses for Reimbursement

Eligible expenses include, but are not limited to:

  • Fees for licensed American Sign Language Interpreter(s)
  • Fees for licensed Audio Description Services
  • Fees for captioning services
  • Fees for language translation services

Contact Nebraska Arts Council (NAC) staff for additional guidance if your expense is not listed.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants include federal tax-exempt nonprofit organizations incorporated in Nebraska, public agencies and governmental sub-divisions. Colleges and universities may apply only when significant public participation is planned, with substantial evidence of service beyond the campus community. Basic Support Grant (BSG) and Annual Series and Events (ASE) grantees are eligible.

Deadline: Grant applications are due at least four weeks before the event and are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Applicants are encouraged to apply as far in advance as possible. Events must take place within the current NAC fiscal year, or by June 30, 2022.

Grant amountsApplicants can request a maximum award of $1,500 per fiscal year (July 1 - June 30). $300 per event or $1,500 for a series of five (5) or more events

How to Apply: The applicant organization must first be registered in NAC’s online grant system. During the COVID-19 pandemic, NAC staff are primarily working remotely and can reached most efficiently via email.

For assistance in creating an account in the NAC grants system, please email or call 402-595-2124.

Have questions about NAC’s Virtual/Outdoor Arts Project Grants?
Please contact Linda Hilliar // (402) 595 3940, NAC Program Coordinator