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Community Arts Impact Grant - Colleges and Universities (CAIG/CU)

Agency Type:

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Funding Source:

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Arts Council of Hillsborough County (ACHC)

Deadline Date:

05/13/22 5:00 PM EST

Description:

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Grants to Florida college and university departments in eligible areas for arts and cultural projects that impact the local community. Funding is intended to benefit local residents through the development of community arts and cultural projects that actively engage a diverse range of Hillsborough County citizens in the planning and implementation of the proposed project. Eligible applicants are departments and divisions of IHEs whose administrative headquarters are located within Hillsborough County.

The CAIG/CU grant should focus on community impact through arts and cultural programming. Students and faculty are not the focus; however, students may be engaged with the community to design and facilitate an arts and/or cultural project. 

The CAIG program is designed to make arts and cultural opportunities more accessible for underserved populations across Hillsborough County. CAIG is committed to programs with geographic, ethnic, and age diversity, as well as programs that serve veterans and people with disabilities. The goals of the Community Arts Impact Grant Program are aligned with the Arts Council of Hillsborough County’s Strategic Plan to ensure cultural equity and access to arts and culture for every citizen of Hillsborough County. 

Eligible Projects:

  • Cultural projects must be within the disciplines of dance, folk arts, literature/creative writing, media arts, music, theatre, visual arts, or multi-disciplinary art forms.
  • All activities funded through this program must be open to the general public.
  • Projects must be designed to elevate and advance arts and culture in the community.
  • Community impact through arts and cultural programming must be the primary focus of the proposed project. 

Grant funds may be used for expenses in the following categories:

  • Artistic and/or Technical Personnel
  • Outside Professional Services – Artistic and Technical
  • Rent for venues
  • Travel related directly to the project
  • Marketing
  • Other project-related costs

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 186731

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$50,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum grant request for any application must not exceed $12,500.

Term of Contract:

Projects must take place between November 1, 2022, and August 15, 2023.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Organizations:
- Any Department/Division of a college or university whose administrative headquarters are located within Hillsborough County may apply.
- The College/University must be a 501(c)(3) organization in good standing at the time of application.
- The College/University must be registered as an active nonprofit Florida corporation with the Florida Division of Corporations with a principal address in Hillsborough County.
- Applicants must be apolitical and nonideological.

Ineligible Applicants include:
- Departments/Divisions of colleges and universities based outside of Hillsborough County, Florida.

Grant funds may not be used for the following:
- Benefits and projects planned primarily for fund-raising purposes, i.e. hospitality
- Private entertainment, food/beverages, plaques, awards, cash prizes, or scholarships
- Licensing fees of any kind
- Interest on loans, fines, penalties, or costs of litigation
- Re-granting
- Activities for which academic credit is given
- Projects to reduce existing deficits
- Projects not open to the general public and/or restricted to an organization's membership only
- Travel that is not revenue-producing, competition-related or continuing education
- Capital expenditures (includes acquisitions, building projects or renovations)

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- Grant applications open online: Friday, April 15, 2022, at 9 am
- Final Deadline: All applications must be submitted in the online grant system by Friday, May 13, 2022, at 5 pm.
- Board Review and Scoring of Applications: Wednesday, June 22, 2022, 10 am, (virtual meeting, details to follow). All applicants encouraged to attend.

Applicants may make only one application per grant period, per organization. This is a reimbursement-based grant.

Multiple Departments/Divisions of a college or university may apply, but only one Department/Division of the same institutions can be funded in a given year.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online (from April 15): https://artscouncilhc.smapply.io/prog/fye_2023_community_arts_impact_grant_for_colleges_amp_universities/

Direct questions to:
arts@hillsboroughcounty.org
813-571-6991

Hillsborough Arts Council
601 E. Kennedy Blvd, 20th Floor
Tampa, Florida 33602

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Florida: Hillsborough County

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