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Lodgers' Tax for the Arts: Category A

Grants to Santa Fe-Based Non-Profits for
Projects Celebrating a Diverse Artistic Heritage

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City of Santa Fe Arts Commission

Deadline Date:

02/13/13 5:00 PM


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Grants of up to $6,000 to community-based non-profit organizations that provide high-quality artistic projects and arts services to the local northern Santa Fe community, with an emphasis on projects that bring the community together to celebrate the diversity of artistic heritage. Education through the arts projects in schools and other settings are also eligible to apply through this program.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 131925

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $6,000

Term of Contract:

These grants are for projects taking place between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Potential applicants should carefully review the follow requirements to determine their eligibility:

* With rare exception, only Santa Fe-based organizations will be funded.

* Generally, only organizations with a mission that includes the arts will be funded.

* Projects must take place in the northern portion of Santa Fe county (i.e. Madrid/ Galisteo to northern boundary of county).

* Organizations must be a federally recognized non-profit with an IRS 501(c)3 status; a public agency (as defined in NMSA Section 11-1-1 or any county, state or education institution specified in Article 12, Section 11of the NM Constitution.); or apply through a fiscal agent.

* Organizations must have a State of New Mexico Incorporation Certificate as a domestic or foreign non-profit corporation and be in good standing with the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (NMPRC).

* Organizations must have had their non-profit status and State of New Mexico Incorporation Certificate for at least two years prior to the application deadline or apply through a fiscal agent.

* Organizations must have a current City of Santa Fe business registration number.

* City of Santa Fe-operated programs are not eligible.

Informal groups who would like to apply for funding are encouraged to do so utilizing the services of a fiscal agent.

The Arts Commission cannot fund certain projects and project elements. These include:
Demonstration and master classes
Scholarships and fellowships
Closed subscription series
Projects which are part of a post-secondary academic degree program
Awards (ribbons, trophies, prizes, etc.)
Deficits and debt reduction (including finance charges, loan fees, etc.)
Meals, catering, lodging, or transportation
Capital expenses (including the purchase of equipment or real property, labor or materials costs for renovations, remodeling or new construction, etc.)
Tuition assistance for college, university, or other post-secondary formal course work
Fund-raising (events, personnel, merchandise, invitations, etc.)

Pre-proposal Conference:

Technical assistance workshops are held prior to the application deadline. All organizations/groups considering submitting an application are strongly encouraged to attend. During the workshop, Arts Commission staff will provide important information about funding, the review process, and completing an application. Please note that if your organization currently has a funding contract with the Arts Commission, an organizational representative is required to attend this workshop.

A technical assistance workshop will be held on Thursday, January 10, 2013 @ 4 PM, Room, 326, 3rd Floor Conference Room, Main Post Office, 120 South Federal Place. [This is a Federal building, bring a photo ID.]

Pre-Application Information:

Organizations considering applying for funding for the first time are encouraged to contact the Arts Commission at (505) 955-6707 prior to submitting an application. Arts Commission staff is available to help ensure that both an organization and a project are eligible for funding, as well as to provide guidance regarding in which funding program to apply.

Applicants will be able to download fillable forms beginning January 10, 2013. Check back at:

Download a PDF of the complete 2013-2014 Community Arts Development application at:

Matching Funds: Organizations must match the contract amount dollar-for-dollar. The type of matching funds required is based on the organization’s annual cash operating budget as follows:

Over $100,000 = 90 percent cash and up to 10 percent in-kind
$100,000 to $25,000 = 50 percent cash and up to 50 percent in-kind
Less than $25,000 = any combination of cash and in-kind

Cash is defined as income generated through ticket sales, program advertising, budget allocations, fundraising, pledges, grants, miscellaneous contributions, memberships, etc.

In-kind is defined as contributed goods or services of value that are necessary for the project and for which the organization would have had to pay if they were not contributed.

Funds from other City of Santa Fe sources cannot be used as a match for Arts Commission funds.

Contact Information:

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

Debra Garcia y Griego, Interim Director
Phone: (505) 955-6707

Grant Coverage Areas:

The northern part of Santa Fe county (i.e. Madrid/Galisteo to the northern boundary of the county)

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New Mexico