Engaging the Arts to Build Vaccine Confidence Grants

Deadline: 10/14/2021

Amount: $75,000 max

Website: https://www.cdcfoundation.org/request-for-proposals


The purpose of the program is to reinforce confidence in COVID-19 vaccines. Engaging the arts community is one of many creative strategies being used by public health to encourage COVID-19 vaccine confidence and increase uptake. The goal of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to seek applications from community-based arts and culture organizations interested in improving vaccine confidence and acceptance through their chosen art form(s). The CDC Foundation will partner with organizations that have a proven track record of successfully creating impactful, educational work, in music, dance, video, graphic design, painting, sculpture, installations of all kinds, and more. Significant experience with using art for successful social and behavior change is a plus, as are deep existing connections to communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. While this project’s target population is the general American public, applicants are encouraged to highlight their strategies for reaching young adults, rural communities, and populations disproportionately impacted by COVID.

Eligible applicants:

Applicants may be arts and cultural organizations, colleges and universities, local arts agencies, arts-related foundations and arts service organizations that can help advance the goals of this Request for Proposals. Eligible applicants are organizations that have been in existence for a minimum of 3 years and have demonstrated experience creating imaginative outputs.