2014 Arts and Culture Application
It is our great pleasure to invite you to apply for a grant from the St. Louis Park Arts and Culture Grant Program. This program is provided in partnership with the St. Louis Park Friends of the Arts and St. Louis Park Community Foundation.
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Please use the following outline as a guide to your proposal narrative.
Proposal Information & Project Feasibility
Describe your project in detail and address the following information in your proposal.
SLP Arts & Culture Grant Application Instructions
Complete the application on-line or in paper format. Only “official” applications will be accepted. Supplemental materials related to the proposal are optional. Application forms can be obtained from the City of St. Louis Park, the St. Louis Park Community Foundation and the St. Louis Park Friends of the Arts.
Remember to include information on the following areas:
Eligibility & Requirements
1. Art projects or cultural events must be arts-related and community-based, provide artistic enrichment, and create opportunities for artistic collaboration in St. Louis Park.
2. Disbursement of grant funds is typically done on a reimbursement basis. The city reserves the right to reject any and all grant proposals that do not meet the requirements and intent of the grant program.
3. Organizations or artists may start work on grant projects after receiving Council approval (December 2012) and signing the funding agreement (available upon request). All grant activities should be completed by December 31, 2013 unless the City has provided written permission to extend the grant.
4. Grantees must document the results of the project, demonstrate in-kind match (if applicable) and complete a final report and evaluation. The final report must include copies of receipts for all expenses. Grantees cannot be considered for future funding until all documentation is submitted.
5. Proposals for art intended to remain in the community must include a letter of permission to remain in a location. The proposal must discuss what will be needed to maintain the piece of art, proposed lifespan and removal suggestions. Semi-permanent and permanent art installations must also include within the request for grant funds monies for an identification and funder recognition plaque. Plaques must conform to the city’s sign ordinance.
6. Preference will be given to proposals that benefit parks and other public areas, that contain a financial or in-kind match, demonstrate the ability of the applicant to manage the proposed project, provide accommodation and inclusiveness for diverse populations, and include references.
7. All grantees must agree to grant permission to the City of St. Louis Park to film and/or photograph their project for broadcast on cable television, the internet, or other use and to grant permission to the City of St. Louis Park, the St. Louis Park Friends of the Arts and the St. Louis Park Community Foundation to use and reproduce any produced materials of the project. Grantees are also responsible for obtaining signed releases from all performers, artists, etc.
8. All grantees must recognize the collaborative partners of the Arts and Culture Grant Program in all produced materials with the following language: Funding for this project was provided by a grant from the St. Louis Park Arts and Culture Grant Program, a collaborative partnership of the City of St. Louis Park, the St. Louis Park Friends of the Arts and the St. Louis Park Community Foundation.
9. The St. Louis Park Arts & Culture Grant Program funds new projects (unfortunately it cannot be used to restore funding).
10. City of St. Louis Park employees, St. Louis Park Friends of the Arts employees and board members and St. Louis Park Community Foundation Board members are not eligible to apply for funding if they would personally benefit from these funds.
Commonly Asked Questions
When is the application due?
Completed applications must be returned by Noon on Friday, August 10 2013 to Lisa Abernathy, The Rec Center, 3700 Monterey Dr., St. Louis Park, MN 55416; firstname.lastname@example.org; fax: (952) 925-5663.
What is the role of the Committee?
The review committee is comprised of members from the community, St. Louis Park Schools, City of St. Louis Park, St. Louis Park Community Foundation and St. Louis Park Friends of the Arts. It is their role to review the applications and recommend a list of projects to the St. Louis Park City Council for funding.
How will I know if my project is recommended for funding?
The City of St. Louis Park will notify all applicants about committee recommendations and preliminary funding status in November 2013. City staff will forward the committee’s recommendations to City Council, who will award grants at the November 2012 Council meeting.
If my proposal is selected for funding, when can I start?
Each grantee must sign and return a Funding Agreement before starting work on the grant which will be provided to you from the City of St. Louis Park if you are selected as a grant recipient. Funds will be available January 1, 2014 Council meeting. Projects must be completed by December 31, 2014 unless the city has provided written permission for an extension.
The Arts & Culture Grant Program is a collaborative program between the City of St. Louis Park, St. Louis Park Friends of the Arts and the St. Louis Park Community Foundation.
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