innOVATION Grant Awards Program

The innOVATION Grant Awards program is The Ovation Foundation’s signature funding program, where wide-ranging nonprofit arts organizations are recognized for their excellence and best practices in program delivery. Areas of focus for the innOVATION Grant Awards have included model arts place-making projects, STEAM programs, and Creative Economy workforce development programs. Learn more about past programs.


The 2017 Creative Economy innOVATION Grant Awards will recognize model nonprofit arts organizations who cultivate and support artists and enterprises in the creative industries through capacity-building, accelerating partnerships, and/or fiscal support. Up to five organizations will be awarded $25,000 each for a total of $125,000.

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To apply, please visit our new online application platform. Applications will be accepted until September 29, 2017 at 11:59 PM PST.

Download a copy of the 2017 Creative Economy innOVATION Grant guidelines.

For ease of reference and to aid in your preparation, you may download a PDF version of the application; however please use our online platform to submit an application.