We heard a wide and deep range of insightful feedback from over 540 participants in 39 unique stakeholder listening sessions. Based on the depth & breadth of this community feedback, the Cultural Funding Review Process will be extended through February 2021.
So what does this mean for you?
An Arts Commission funding working group will convene and work with CAD staff starting in February 2020 to advise and review interim year guidelines and requirements. Pending input from this working group, here are some likely scenarios:
• FY 21 will be an interim year for the Core Cultural Funding Program and Cultural Heritage Festivals program. Current applicants will need to complete an interim application. The interim application will open in March 2020. Scores from previous applications will be used to determine FY 21 award amounts. No new applicants may apply in either program. There will not be peer panel reviews held for FY 21 applications.
• FY 21 Community Initiatives applications will be open for returning & new applicants in the Summer of 2020. Options to increase funding for FY 21 for the Community Initiatives program are being explored. Community Initiatives applicants with over 5 years of funding from the program will be eligible to apply again in FY 21.
We will keep you informed as Cultural Funding planning and guidelines become firm.
In the meantime, please join us at upcoming Cultural Funding Review Process community engagement events:
Community Conversation & Workshop #1 | Normalizing Equity, Shaping a Vision Saturday | January 25 | 10:30am -1:00pm
Community Conversation & Workshop #2 | Organizing Equity, Shaping the Mission Saturday | February 29 | 10am -12:30pm
Community Conversation & Workshop #3 | Operationalizing Equity, Sharing strategies Saturday | March 28 | 10am -12:30pm
>> To add the events to your calendar, and to keep up to date on these and future Cultural Funding Review events please visit bit.ly/ATXCulturalFundingReview