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File #: 21-0858    Version: 1
Type: discussion Status: Filed
File created: 9/1/2021 In control: Arts Commission
Agenda date: 9/9/2021 Final action: 9/9/2021
Title: Review and Recommendation for Grants to Arts & Culture Organizations Application
Attachments: 1. Grants to Arts & Culture Organization Guidelines, 2. Grants to Arts & Culture Organization Review Matrix, 3. Grants to Arts & Culture Organizations Application

Title

Review and Recommendation for Grants to Arts & Culture Organizations Application

 

Recommended Action

Move to review and recommend to staff any changes to the Grants to Arts & Culture Organizations 2022 application.

 

Report

Issue:

Review and discussion of the 2022 Grants to Arts & Culture Organizations 2022 application

 

Staff Contact:

Stephanie Johnson, Arts Program Manager, Parks, Arts & Recreation, 360.709.2678

 

Presenter(s):

N/A

 

Background and Analysis:

Annually, the City of Olympia offers up to $20,000 for projects in the Grants to Arts and Culture Organizations (GACO) program. The GACO offers grants up to $5,000 for registered non-profit arts and culture organizations with a minimum two-year history of serving Olympia. Project review and approval is based on community involvement, organizational strength, and (project) potential for engagement.

 

This is an opportunity to review the grant application. Staff is particularly interested in reviewing the requirement that previous grant recipients must wait one granting cycle before reapplying. The original intention was create greater opportunity for more organizations to apply, and the 4th year of the program is a good time for review. Another idea is a two-step application with a staff review component then time for finals edits.

Neighborhood/Community Interests (if known):

N/A

 

Options:

1.                     Review the application and direct staff to make changes.

2.                     Review the application and leave as is.

3.                     Make a different proposal.

 

Financial Impact:

$20,000 from the Municipal Art Fund

 

Attachments:

Grants to Arts & Culture Organization Guidelines
Grants to Arts & Culture Organization Application
Grants to Arts & Culture Organization Review Matrix