The Steamboat Springs Arts Council’s 2016 Re-Granting program will grant funds in the area of Arts
and Culture. The program is based on the Steamboat Springs Arts Council 1992 - 2002 re-granting
program established during the National Endowment for the Arts Locals Incentive Grant. The City of
Steamboat Springs has provided funding for the program in the amount of $5000 for 2016. Any
organization currently receiving program or operational support from the City of Steamboat
Springs will not be eligible. An impartial committee made up of members of the Board of Directors of
Arts Council and representatives of the business, civic and arts community will review all proposals.
This committee is named the Steamboat Springs Arts Council's Community Committee for the
Arts. See below for application instructions.
GRANTS WILL BE AWARDED IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
~ Organization Development
~ Project Development/Organization
~ Project Development/Individual
~ Individual Artist Fellowship
~ Artist Honorarium
The Re-Granting Program is offered to help expand the scope of cultural activities and services in
Routt County. Grants are given to organizations and individuals to strengthen and improve the
quality and capacity of art and cultural programming and presentation. Special focus is on arts and
culture organizations who cannot apply for the Arts and Culture Coalition Grant money due to lack of
501(c)(3) status, lack of knowledge of the granting process/application timetable, or unforeseen
The Re-Granting Program is offered with the following goals:
~ Establish new and innovative programs;
~ Enhance existing programs and initiatives that add to the capacity of artists, art and cultural organizations;
~ Enhance and develop artistic skills of organization leaders and/or artists;
~ Recognize and reward organization/artist integrity and creativity;
~ Creatively address a community issue;
~ Encourage cooperation/collaboration between organizations/artists.
Application Review Process
The Steamboat Springs Arts Council's Community Committee for the Arts representatives will review
each application for eligibility. Grants will be awarded in compliance with all local, state and federal
fairness and equality policies.
Time-Line of Application Process
September 28, 2016: Call for applications put forth
October 21, 2016 Grant Proposals due
October 21- November 3, 2016: Grant proposals reviewed and recipients chosen.
At the end of the grant period, all grantees must submit to an evaluation of their project, including a
narrative and financial report. Grant period will be for one year from date of approval of project.
Report is due to qualify for eligibility for a new grant.
Application Materials are due to the Steamboat Springs Arts Council by October 21, 2016 at
11:59 pm. Materials will be accepted by mail, email, or may be delivered to the Arts Council at
the Depot: 1001 13th Street. Contact Sharon Pace: firstname.lastname@example.org 846-2402.
Narrative Description of Proposed Project
Type the narrative, leaving one-inch margins on both sides to allow for binding. Please give thorough
answers to the following:
1. List your name, the name of your organization (if relevant), your mailing address, physical
address, phone and fax numbers, email, and web address.
2. List the project name, grant amount requested and total budget for the project.
3. Indicate in which of the following areas your request falls:
4. Provide a brief (250 words) description of your project.
5. Describe the proposed use of funds and what specific needs will be met.
6. Describe how you intend to evaluate the success of your program?
7. What would you do if your award is less than the requested amount?
8. What is your/your organization/s annual operating budget?
9. What is the start date of your project?
10. What is the end date of your project?
11. The applicant organization assures and must state that all the information provided in this
application is accurate or represents a reasonable estimate of future operations;
12. If you/your organization receives the requested grant, what will be the impact of your program
on the quality, diversity and accessibility of arts and culture in Routt County?
GENERAL EVALUATION CRITERIA FOR ALL RE-GRANTS
• Enhances organization or individual's ability to grow in service to the community
• Proposal reflects mission of organization
• Proposal exhibits Artistic Merit
• Proposal exhibits creative and innovative project concept
• Potential for positive impact and /or involvement of the community
• Project goals and objectives meet the stated needs in the proposal
• Support for the proposal is diverse and is exhibited through documented support materials (up
to 5 pieces)
• Evaluation plan is reasonable and will provide appropriate feedback
EVALUATION CRITERIA FOR RE-GRANTS
• History of professional involvement with the arts or humanities
• Quality and organization of past work
• Evidence of professional commitment
• Creativity and innovation of project concept
• Community involvements or benefit from project
ATTACHMENTS and REQUIRED MATERIALS FOR RE-GRANTS
All applicants include resume, and one-page artist statement as it relates to proposal
• Visual Artists: Five (5) images of current work, labeled with name, title, date, medium and
• Performing Artists (Dance/Music/Theater): 3-minute or less videolink of current work
• Literary: Two–page writing sample
• Interdisciplinary Artists: 10-minute or less video link of current work