Welcome to the Alaska State Council on the Manage Your Award Page
(Updated February 2020)
Grant programs reflect and support the mission and goals of the Alaska State Council on the Arts (ASCA), as set by the Council. Guidelines and eligibility information are specific to each program. All grants are contingent upon availability of funds. ASCA operates on a July 1-June 30 fiscal year, and application deadlines shown are aligned with that fiscal year.
Information about specific grant programs as well as links to guidelines and applications for currently available grants is included on the “Grants to Organizations,” “Grants to Individuals,” and “Arts Education Grants” pages on this site. To access applications available through the online grants system (GOSmart) you must create a profile, as an individual or an organization.
The Alaska State Council on the Arts will continue to update this page, and this website, as additional grant programs and information come online. If you are unable to access grant materials or application processes as cited on this webpage, please contact the Alaska State Council on the Arts for technical assistance at (907) 269-6610, or toll free in Alaska at 1-888-278-7424 by phone. You can also send an email to our general information mailbox at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Managing a Grant Award with the Alaska State Council on the Arts| Things to keep in mind
- Once you have been notified of award, either by email or regular post, you will be asked to counter-sign and return an award agreement to the Alaska State Council on the Arts in order that we may submit the award agreement for payment. This is your grant contract…please read it carefully and contact the grant program officer with questions or concerns.
- Each Grant Award Agreement, issued by the Alaska State Council on the Arts includes information about the program contact, the fund “split” that indicates what the fund sources for your grant are (state, federal, private funds). Additionally, each grant award agreement includes language about appropriate citation of Alaska State Council on the Arts funding, in promotional and grant-supported program materials. (see below for more)
- New Alaska State Council on the Arts Grantees must complete a Vendor Profile in the State of Alaska Vendor Self-Service System (VSS). Once a grantee organization has completed this step, the profile will remain active and you will not have to take this step again. You will have access to your profile history and transactions, as well as the ability to update information, either through your online Vendor Profile or via the Vendor Help Desk. Your profile will have a Vendor Number, and the Vendor Number will allow us to make payment on current, and future, grant awards.
To start, go to the VSS landing page at: http://doa.alaska.gov/dof/vendor.html
You can either click “VSS” on the left-hand “More Information” menu to set up your own profile, or you can click “W-9 Form” on that same menu to submit a W-9 form for the grantee organization through the Vendor Help Desk.
We encourage you to utilize the Vendor Help Desk information included on the VSS landing page if you run into technical challenges in getting your Vendor Profile set up.
- We encourage you to thank your local, state, and federal elected officials and policy-makers for including the arts in their decision-making. The Alaska State Council on the Arts is the State Arts Agency for Alaska, and it is important to share stories of the impact of your work with those who guide the investment of public dollars, at every level; invite them to your events, include them in your communications with community.
Not sure who your elected representatives are at the State level? Visit the Alaska State Legislature web page at http://w3.akleg.gov/index.php to learn about your State Senators and Representatives. Not sure who represents you at the federal level? Visit the Alaska Congressional Delegation web page at https://alaska.gov/CongressDelegation.html to learn more.
Logos for Download and Acknowledgement
Each grant award agreement includes language about appropriate citation of Alaska State Council on the Arts funding, in promotional and grant-supported program materials. In some cases, awardees are encouraged to include funder logos in their materials, when appropriate.
ASCA logo (Centered)
ASCA logo (Stack)
The National Endowment for the Arts includes logos for download, and information about the General Terms and Conditions for the use of logos in acknowledgement of NEA funding at: https://www.arts.gov/grants/manage-your-award/nea-logo.
Rasmuson Foundation is a partner in Arts Education Granting, and Harper Arts Touring Fund Grants. Your grant award agreement will indicate if the grant you received includes Rasmuson Foundation support, and information about citation.