Grants

2017 Arts Season Grant Application now available

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Applications due on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2016 at 5:00 PM PST


Cultural Grants: 2016 Redmond Arts Season
Funding: Up to $5,000 (A typical award is between $1,500 - $3,000)
Contact: Janet Lee, Arts Coordinator, (phone) 425-556-2316 (email) jlee@redmond.gov

Please contact Arts Season staff prior to applying to discuss fit and feasibility, specifically for venues and dates.

Application available here.



SCHEDULE
October 24, 2016 Open Call
November 22, 2016 Applications due
December 7, 2016 Decisions made
By December 15, 2017 Offer public program(s)

CALL
The City of Redmond seeks proposals for quality cultural and/or art programs for the 2017 Redmond Arts Season, which runs March through December 2017.

ABOUT THE REDMOND ARTS SEASON
The Redmond Arts Season is a grant program that supports quality arts and cultural programs that are accessible to Redmond residents and visitors throughout the year in order to:
• Produce a thriving arts scene in Redmond: Support local artists and arts and cultural organizations
• Cultivate a creative environment: Provide an encouraging environment for artists and participants at all levels
• Provide inclusivity: Create connections and partnerships across Redmond’s diverse community

CITY SUPPORT
The City of Redmond provides support and resources to help connect Redmond’s diverse community and develop our creative community. This includes any one or a combination of the following resources to meet these goals:
• Project support grants up to $5000
City of Redmond venue(s), dependent on availability
• Coordinated communications, marketing, and outreach activities by City of Redmond staff members

ELIGIBILITY
Any group or individual offering cultural arts programming in Redmond, WA, between March 1, 2017 and December 15, 2017. Individuals and groups are required to obtain a Redmond business license and may be required to obtain liability insurance.

SELECTION CRITERIA
(1) Quality Project: Provide a clear, well-conceived, authentic relationship to the community, and promotes arts participation and community relations.
(2) Feasibility & Quality of Past Work: The organization/individual has a proven track record of presenting this and/or other programs and/or demonstrated ability to produce the program (or programs similar); evidence of community involvement and support; and clear realistic budget for the event.
(3) Public Benefit: Project plan describes meaningful efforts to create community participation and reach diverse and underserved audiences.
(4) Match: Strong applications identify matching funds, outside organizational support, in-kind donations or volunteer hours as part of the budget.

CONTACT
Please contact Janet Lee, Arts Coordinator, if you have any questions about the 2017 Arts Season Grant Program at 425.556.2316 or jlee@redmond.gov