The program is intended to support organizations for which providing arts activities or services is their primary mission and purpose. The program recognizes that organizations with an established record of programmatic service and administrative stability should have access to funds to support their organizational goals, and to maintain their ongoing programs, services, and facilities without special emphasis on new initiatives as justification for funding.
Grants are awarded based on artistic quality, commitment to community access, financial health, and overall stability of the organization.
Each Operating Support applicant must identify one or more distinct and measurable goals that it intends to achieve with any support provided by the General Operating Support grant.
The General Operating Support program is dedicated to the achievement of the following long-term strategic outcomes:
The Legacy Amendment requires that these Arts and Cultural Heritage funds support one or more of the following three areas: