Ladies Who Launch Grant

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We recognize women as capable and driven entrepreneurs with great potential for success in the competitive marketplace.

We celebrate women in business and welcome the positive impact small businesses in the arts have in our community.

This grant is funded by generous donors of the Frisco Arts Foundation. 

  who can apply?  
 

Female ART-repreneurs!

This includes both women looking to

fund existing businesses and women

pursuing new business ventures.

 

  what is funded?  
 

  • Operating expenses

  • These expenses include materials, labor, equipment, and production costs involved in creating your product or delivering your service.

  • Selling overhead

  • Development of promotional marketing materials, including websites, social media, digital portfolios, and printed materials. 

  •  Professional development

  • Anything contributing to the creative practitioner’s own professional development, such as development and training programs, webinars, workshops, and classes in the arts and/or business disciplines.

  • Startup costs

  • Expenses associated with the process of creating your new business, including research expenses, license/permit fees, technological expenses, equipment/supply costs, marketing costs, and employee expenses.

  how much is funded?  
 

Approved applicants will receive a grant of $1,000.

  requirements:  

  1. For current business owners: 

    • Provide proof of business ownership or self employment in the Frisco area by providing a copy of one of the following:

      • Current Business License 

      • TIN Letter

      • Tax Form (Schedule C, 1040, 1099, 1120-S, or 1065 form)

  2. For new business ventures: 

    • Provide proof of at least one year’s experience as a creative practitioner by submitting an example from your artist portfolio via one of the following mediums:

      • Website Link

      • Social Media Account

      • Media File

  3. Describe your current or proposed business model. Explain how your entrepreneurial pursuit might impact the Frisco arts landscape.

  4. Provide a budget proposal according to your projected costs and needs. 

  when is the application due?  

 

Applications are available online through August 15th. Decisions will be made on August 31st and funds dispersed by Sep. 15th.

Congratulations to our 1st Ladies Who Launch Grant Recipient, Jeanette Johnston of Dallas Silk Art! She was awarded the grant on May 18th, 2021. 

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