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Heritage Arts Grant

Grants to Lane County, Oregon Organizations and
Groups for Public Cultural Events in Springfield

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Springfield Arts Commission (SAC)

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Grants ranging from $250 to $1,500 to Lane County, Oregon organizations and groups to provide cultural opportunities within the City of Springfield. Activities may include theater, dance, visual art, concerts, and literature. Funding is available for arts-related projects that result in a public exhibit, product, program, or performance.

Heritage Arts Grant Goals:

-Enrich the lives of Springfield residents and visitors through community‐based public art programs.

-Increase opportunities for residents and visitors to engage in the arts, particularly underserved or underrepresented populations.

-Represent, preserve and celebrate the historic, cultural, and/or ethnic diversity of the community and its traditions.

-Encourage partnerships among artists, residents, tourists, businesses, organizations, and agencies.

-Build existing audiences and develop new ones for arts and culture.

-Provide arts learning opportunities and/or lower the perceptual barriers to participation in the arts for residents and visitors.

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GrantWatch ID#: 179729

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Estimated Size of Grant:

The minimum grant award for a single project is $250; the maximum is $1,500, with most awards ranging from $250 - $1,000.

Term of Contract:

Awarded projects must be completed within twelve (12) months of the initial date of issue of award funds.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The project must take place in Springfield. Applicants must be headquartered/physically reside within Lane County.

The applicant must be able to meet non‐discriminatory employment and personnel practices and the proposed project must not exclude or discriminate participants on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, sex, sexual preference, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other classification by law.

Ineligible Projects or Applicants:

1. Projects which are not clearly accessible to residents and visitors of Springfield.

2. Projects that are not scheduled to take place during the project period.

3. Any individual, group or organization scheduled to receive direct financial support or subsidy for the project from the City of Springfield during July 1, 2016‐June 30, 2017. This does not include in‐kind contributions.

4. Fundraising projects.

5. Members of the City of Springfield staff or board.

6. Applications that are incomplete, illegible or are not submitted by the deadlines.

7. Applicants with incomplete or outstanding heritage Arts Grant obligations.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Potential applicants are invited to attend the SAC meeting prior to the grant submission deadline to ask questions during the informational session.

The SAC informational session with potential applicants is scheduled for February 13, 2018.

Pre-Application Information:

Applicants are expected to provide a matching contribution; the grant award may not represent more than fifty percent (50%) of the total project budget. The match can be donated materials, services, staff time, volunteer time, cash or any combination of the above.

Heritage Arts Grant applications are awarded in two cycles, at the regular SAC meetings in November and April. To be evaluated at one of the scheduled review dates, applications must be submitted by the deadline indicated for that cycle.

Applications are reviewed 2 times per year.

The submission deadlines for the 2018 fiscal year are:
-September 26, 2017
-February 20, 2018

Applicants are required to attend the SAC grant review meeting and be available to answer commissioners’ questions.

After the designated review meetings, successful applicants will be notified within ten (10) working days and notifications of award will include a timeline of disbursement, expected completion and reporting requirements. Unsuccessful applicants will be notified within fourteen (14) working days and notifications of non‐award will include eligibility for reapplication or an explanation of ineligibility.

Important dates for the 2018 grant year (the calendar year period between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018) are as follows:

Fall 2017 Cycle:
-Applications available: Aug 1, 2017
-SAC meeting: informational session with potential applicants (Q&A): September 12, 2017
-Application submission deadline: September 26, 2017
-Review of applications for completeness and eligibility (HAG committee): October 6, 2017
-Incomplete and ineligible applications notified: October 10, 2017
-All revised applications received: October 13, 2017
-Grants available online for full SAC review: October 20, 2017
-SAC application review complete: October 30, 2017
-Score/comment compilation (HAG committee): November 7, 2017
-Questions mailed to applicants: November 9, 2017
-SAC grant review panel/applicant Q&A/deliberations: November 14, 2017
-Successful applicant notification: November 30, 2017
-Unsuccessful applicant notification: December 6, 2017

Spring 2018 Cycle:
-Applications available: January 1, 2018
-SAC meeting: informational session with potential applicants (Q&A): February 13, 2018
-Application submission deadline: February 20, 2018
-Review of applications for completeness and eligibility (HAG committee): March 6, 2018
-Incomplete and ineligible applications notified: March 8, 2018
-All revised applications received: March 13, 2018
-Grants available online for full SAC review: March 16, 2018
-SAC application review complete: March 23, 2018
-Score/comment compilation (HAG committee): April 4, 2018
-Questions mailed to applicants: April 6, 2018
-SAC grant review panel/applicant Q&A/deliberations: April 10, 2018
-Successful applicant notification: April 24, 2018
-Unsuccessful applicant notification: April 30, 2018

Contact Information:

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

Thea Hart, Arts Commission Liaison
(541) 726-2238

Springfield Arts Commission
Heritage Arts Grant
225 5th Street
Springfield, OR 97477

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Oregon: Lane County, including City of Springfield