Frequently Asked Questions

Process and Review

Can I apply if my organization did not receive an invitation from Bloomberg Philanthropies?

No. Only nonprofit cultural organizations that received an invitation from Bloomberg Philanthropies are eligible to apply for AIM.

Who will review my application? Who will select the grantees?

Bloomberg Philanthropies staff will review applications and notify grantees.

Should we submit a letter of support for our organization?

Please provide only those materials and information specified on the application. You can find all submission requirements on the online form.

Technical Assistance

What is DataArts? How do I access it?

DataArts is an online management tool that assists arts organizations across the country to collect, learn from, and use data effectively.

    • To get started, go to http://culturaldata.org and create or log in to your account
    • Make sure you have completed Cultural Data Profiles (CDPs) for FYs 2016 and 2017
    • For detailed instructions on generating a Funder Report, click here
    • For questions, call SMU DataArts Support Center at 877-707-DATA(3282), Mon-Fri, from 9am-7pm ET

When filling out the online application, will I be able to save my work and return to it prior to submission?

Yes. You will be prompted to create a log-in and password when you first enter the online application. This will allow you and others as needed to input the requested information prior to submitting the complete application. Please note that only one person can be logged into an application at one time.

Am I considered a new applicant if I have received a grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies in the past?

Yes. All prospective grantees are considered new to this program, even if you have used our application portal for a previous grant.

I have forgotten my password for the online form. How may I retrieve it?

Change your password at the prompt on the online form. If unable to do so, please email aim@bloomberg.org or call 212-205-0222.

If you have additional questions, please email aim@bloomberg.org or call 212-205-0222. These FAQs will be updated as needed to include relevant questions and answers.