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Contracts for Arts Services (CAS) Program - Neighborhood Arts Grants (NAG)

Contracts for Services to Georgia Neighborhood Organizations
in Eligible Locations for Community Arts Projects

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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City of Atlanta - Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA)

Conf. Date:

08/18/21

Deadline Date:

08/20/21 5:00 PM

Description:

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Contracts for services of $2,400 to Georgia neighborhood planning units and neighborhood associations for community enrichment activities in eligible locations. First-time applicants must attend an online application workshop prior to applying. Priority funding is intended to support proposals that serve underserved communities. Eligible projects are in the disciplines of visual, literary, sound, or performing arts; are accessible to the general public; and take place within the City of Atlanta.

Neighborhood Arts Grants is a neighborhood arts-focused funding program designed to encourage artistic development, engage neighborhood art-making, and re-imagine places. The OCA piloted this funding program in early 2015 to help neighborhood associations and neighborhood planning units (NPU) enrich the quality of life in the City of Atlanta.

Eligible for Support:

  • Artist Fees
  • Artist supplies/materials that support the project

NAG funding supports neighborhood arts in the following two categories:

  • Neighborhood Activation: This type of project will activate a place within a neighborhood and provide artistic experiences for the community.
  • Neighborhood Collaboration: This type of project will focus on collaborating with the community by actively engaging them in creative exchange.

The OCA supports applicants that demonstrate diversity in their programs through artists, staff, committee, and board participation, as well as through programs that interest and educate Atlanta's culturally diverse and underserved populations. Priority populations include low-income youth, senior citizens, people with physical and or/ emotional disabilities, ethnic minorities and the LGBTQ communities. and traditionally underrepresented audiences. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178619

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum request is $2,400. If awarded funding, applicants will receive the full request.

Term of Contract:

The contract begins at the time of notification and continues until June 30, 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Both Neighborhood Associations and Neighborhood Planning Units (NPUs) are eligible to apply for funding to support art projects with a demonstrable community improvement element. Neighborhood Associations and NPUs should partner with artists to execute the project. Funding supports artist fees and artist supplies that support the project described in the grant application. Grants will not be made to individuals.

Applicants must be headquartered in the City of Atlanta and all funded activities must take place within the City of Atlanta and result in presentations that are available to the general public. The OCA has the right to withdraw awards for activities and contractors determined not to be in the City of Atlanta. Applicants outside the City of Atlanta limits, in areas classified as metropolitan Atlanta, are ineligible for funding.

Please Note: The applicant‘s physical headquarters, not a post office box or studio/work space, must be within corporate city limits. Applicants granted contracts must remain in the City of Atlanta during their contract period or they forfeit funding.

Note: Mural projects are subject to additional requirements prior to the disbursement of funding, including but not limited to proving the City's Public Art Certification form has been signed by all necessary parties and that approval from both the NPU in which the mural will be located and the owner of the proposed installation site has been received. Approving legislation must be passed through Atlanta City Council.

Applicants are deemed ineligible if they are:
(1) Private, for-profit organizations
(2) Organizations based outside corporate City of Atlanta limits
(3) Contractors in violation of OCA contracts from previous funding cycles
(4) Non-artistic proposals

For ineligible projects, see:
https://www.ocaatlanta.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/FY22-Neighborhood-Arts-Grants-Program-Guidelines.pdf#page=6

Pre-proposal Conference:

Each year, the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs conducts application workshops for Contracts for Arts Services applicants. First-time applicants interested in submitting a proposal for the 2021-2022 funding cycle must attend one of three virtual workshops covering the submission process. Workshops will provide an overview of the program, application tips, and the review process. The final virtual workshop will be held on August 18, 2021 at 3:00 PM via Microsoft Teams. You must RSVP to attend. RSVP by 12:00 PM on August 18, 2021.

RSVP Link
August 18, 2021 at 3:00 PM | https://bit.ly/3kQeTpS.

After attending the FY22 Contracts for Arts Services Virtual Application Workshop, complete the following survey: https://bit.ly/3yZKwRo.

By completing the survey you will fulfill the workshop requirement.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline Update: The deadline to apply for the 2021-2022 grant cycle has been extended to August 20, 2021.

Grant Timeline:
- August 20, 2021: Deadline (11:59 AM)
- August 6 - September 6, 2021: Online Panel Review Dates
- September 7 - 13, 2021: Online Panel Scoring Dates
- Fall 2021: Announcement of grant awards
- July 2022: Final report due and second payment disbursement

Requests for assistance should be made two weeks in advance of the due date to allow time for corrections.

Only one application will be accepted from a neighborhood association or NPU in a funding cycle.

New vendors should register with the City's iSupplier system at http://www.atlantaga.gov/.

Additional information: https://www.ocaatlanta.com/oca-seeks-grant-proposals-from-atlanta-artists-arts-and-community-organizations-for-fy-22-grant-cycle/

Contact Information:

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

Submit applications to:
Brittnee Buley
Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs
55 Trinity Avenue, SW
Atlanta, GA 30303

Direct questions to:
Brittnee Buley
Contracts for Arts Services Program Manager
bjbuley@atlantaga.gov
404-546-6895

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