ORANGE COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL
2018 COMMUNITY ARTS
ORANGE COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL
P.O. Box 574, Sugar Loaf, NY 10981
www.ocartscouncil.org | (845) 469-9168
The Orange County Arts Council 2018 Community Arts Grants (the “Community Arts Grants”) are
designed to encourage new and more abundant arts and culture opportunities in
Orange County. The Community Arts Grants
will be administered by the Orange County Arts Council (the “Arts Council”) and funded through individual donations made to the Arts Council from donors and sponsors, including a
generous gift from the Wesley-Krueger Family Foundation.
AMOUNT TO BE AWARDED
Community Arts Grants to be awarded
will range in amount from $750.00 to $1,500.00.
Consideration will be given to the funding of artistic projects
in any discipline (each a “Project”), or any eligible aspect thereof, which:
(i) are created by an individual artist 18 years of age or older living or
working in Orange County; (ii) are created by an arts organization located in Orange
County; or (iii) are exhibited at an art venue in Orange County.
To be considered eligible, an application must: (i) describe a specific public art installation,
project, performance, exhibit, workshop, class, lecture, presentation, etc.
that will be accessible to the Orange County community; (ii) be completed prior
to December 31, 2018; and (iii) adhere to the requirements, terms and conditions
expressed herein and in the application itself.
Priority for Community Arts Grants will be given to applications
that are clear, concise and complete and pertain to new projects or new
components of existing projects.
Only one Project per applicant will be considered for a
Community Arts Grant during any grant period.
Funded artists will be required to provide proof of
residency prior to receiving Community Arts Grants.
Applicants must provide,
with their application, written proof that they have been granted permission,
easements or municipal approval, as applicable, to locate and display Projects
on private, public or municipally owned property.
ASPECTS OF PROJECTS ELIGIBLE FOR COMMUNITY ARTS GRANTS
Requests for funding that directly supports the following
aspects of a Project will be considered for the Community Arts Grants:
ASPECTS OF PROJECTS INELIGIBLE FOR COMMUNITY ARTS GRANTS
- Venue rental fees
- Entry, exhibition or registration fees
- Artist fees
- Rental of equipment, instruments or material to complete
- Promotional expenses
Requests for funding regarding the following aspects of a
Project will NOT be considered for the Community Arts Grants:
- Curatorial projects
- Teaching opportunities, school projects or projects undertaken for educational credit
- Activities related to documentation of work
- Activities connected to an applicant’s employer
- Applicant’s own artistic fees
- Expenses involved in establishing, maintaining, or administering an organization or company
- Medical, legal, accounting, insurance or other administrative fees
- Purchase of capital equipment or capital improvements to buildings or structures
- Hospitality expenses, including food for receptions
- Projects that award prizes or scholarships
- Fundraisers or benefits
- Funds for general operating expenses
- Re-grants by applicants to fund other activities
Eligible applications will be competitively
reviewed by a panel to be chosen by the Arts Council, which panel shall be comprised
of Orange County artists and community members (the “Panel”). Each application will be reviewed by the Panel
on the basis of the Projects own merits as well as against other Projects in
the application pool. Those Projects
recommended by the Panel based on the Panel’s independent discussion and vote will
be subject to the final approval of the Arts Council Board of Directors. Competitive applications will meet the
eligibility requirements listed above and be judged on:
- Community Impact
- Artistic Quality
- Strength of Application
The decisions of the Panel, as
approved by the Arts Council, regarding the awarding of Community Arts Grants and
the amounts so awarded are final and at the sole discretion of the Arts Council. There is no appeal process.
APPLICATION PROCESS AND DEADLINE
Applications are submitted online. The Community Arts Grants application
deadlines are as follows:
Applications must be completed and submitted on-line before
Friday, February 16, 2018 at 11:59
Those receiving Community Arts Grants will be notified on
or before Friday, March 17, 2018.
All successfully submitted online
applications must include a completed budget form. *DOWNLOAD HERE (bottom of page) http://www.ocartscouncil.org/appform/2017-community-project-grants-and-downloadable-budget-form/
Details for uploading the budget form are
found within the online application.
The application consists of the
AWARD NOTIFICATION AND DISTRIBUTION OF FUNDS
- Applicant information
- Narrative or Project description, including a description
of the Project's impact on the community
- Budget form
- Applicant resume or CV (or organization background, if
- Community impact
- Proof of residency in Orange County
Successful applicants must sign
and return the acceptance agreement and W-9 form attached to their award
Distribution of Community Arts
Grants will be made only after these items are received. Community Arts Grants funds are not guaranteed
to arrive prior to a Project’s starting date and artists should be prepared for
Upon completion of the Project,
applicants must submit a final report online within 60 days of said Project's completion. Final reports shall include a final
budget and record of expenses, examples of publicity materials and a record of
attendance with regard to the Project and quantification/evaluation of community impact.
Credit to the Orange County Art
Council 10th Anniversary Community Arts Grants Program must be included on all programs,
press releases, advertisements and informational and promotional materials,
using language and logos provided with award notification. The Orange County
Arts Council reserves a royalty free, non-exclusive and irrevocable right to use,
display or reproduce images of Projects awarded Community Arts Grants for publication
or for public relations purposes.
ASSISTANCE AND SUPPORT
All applicants are strongly
encouraged to discuss an opportunity before submitting an application. For technical assistance or questions
regarding the grant itself, please call Dawn Ansbro or Sarah Grace Long at
845-469-9168 or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT THE ORANGE COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL
The Orange County Arts Council envisions a county that celebrates artistic diversity and inspires creativity
and participation. As such, the Arts Council has made it its
mission to champion the arts, connect artists with audiences and foster the
growth of Orange County’s creative resources.