Introduction

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

PURPOSE

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

need.

OBJECTIVES

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.

GRANT PERIOD

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 Instructions

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: 8sspss@gmail.com 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:

  • Organization Development
  • Project Development/Organization
  • Project Development/Individual
  • Individual Artist Fellowship
  • Artist Honorarium

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

dimensions.

• 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