Thank you for your application! The successful applicant will be notified by email on February 26, 2024.

Dolain Geiman Grizzly

DG Art Business Acceleration Grant

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Funding Emphasis

Applications have closed. Stay tuned for 2025. We will present (1) individual visual or craft artist (or 1 artist group/team) annually a grant of $5000 USD to support and grow their creative business.

Applicants must demonstrate an interest in the entrepreneurial side of the arts business.

In addition to the business acceleration grant, a successful grantee will also be awarded two (2) one-hour long mentorship calls with Dolan and Ali Marie Geiman in the twelve months following receipt of the grant.


  • Visual or craft artists age 21 or older. Students are not eligible.
  • Excludes categories of film, video and graphic design.
  • Funds may not be used strictly for salary but otherwise may be used for any initiative which would help the artist make a living through their art/craft.
  • Applicants must have work authorization in the USA.
  • No application fee is required.


  • Applications Open - January 9, 2024
  • Application Deadline - February 9, 2024 at 11:59pm MT
  • Award Selection - February 12-23rd, 2024
  • Grantee Notified of Award - Feb 26, 2024
  • Award Distribution - March 15, 2024

Jury Considerations

  • How will the funds be used?
  • Does this artist/business align with DGI’s mission?
  • Does the concept demonstrate artistic merit and an interest in business growth and entrepreneurship?

DG Art Business Acceleration Grant Application

Applications are now closed. Thank you to all that applied for our 2024 grant. Stay tuned for 2025.

Social media accounts:

Website or URL to view portfolio examples (if applicable, not required)

Describe your artistic pursuits and art business now.

Describe your artistic pursuits and art business in two years.

Please explain how you would use this grant to expand your business.

After completion of this application, please submit a sample budget or business plan via email to