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Individual Artist Project Grants 2008. Information Session. About The Grant Program . A program of the Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester in partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and the New York State Legislature Four grants of $2,000 each

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about the grant program
About The Grant Program
  • A program of the Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester in partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and the New York State Legislature
  • Four grants of $2,000 each
  • For Monroe County artists of all disciplines
creation of new work
Creation of New Work
  • This grant is for creation of new work, not performance or exhibition
  • It must involve the public in some aspect of that creation
  • Creation of new work must take place between January 1 and December 31, 2008
eligibility requirements
EligibilityRequirements
  • Artist must reside in Monroe County; public component must take place in Monroe County
  • Must be age 21 or older
  • May not be a student enrolled in a degree program
  • Has complied with reporting requirements for past grants
  • Must attend an information session or one-on-one meeting with Arts Council staff
application deadline
Application Deadline
  • Deadline is Thursday, November 1, 2007
  • Not a postmark deadline
  • Application must be complete, with all attachments
  • Application must be typed or computer generated. NO handwritten applications accepted!
how to get an application
How to Get an Application
  • Download the application and guidelines from the Arts Council website, www.artsrochester.org
  • For hard copies, call (585) 473-4000, ext. 210
  • Be sure to answer all questions and sign the application!
a complete application will include 10 copies of
A Complete Application Will Include 10 Copies of:
  • Application cover sheet
  • Answers to questions 1-6
  • Artist resume
  • Letter of support for community engagement
  • Evidence of any required permits or insurance
goals and objectives
Goals and Objectives

Goals are the “big picture”:

I will create a large mural on the I-490 wall at the intersection of X Street and Y Avenue that will examine the reasons for and solutions to the problem of violence in our city. I have received a permit (copy enclosed) for this project.

Objectives are more specific. They tell how you will achieve your goal:

  • Conduct four public sessions at the YMCA in May and June seeking input for themes for this mural.
  • Display mock-up of proposed mural for public comment in early July and incorporate comments in final product
  • Mural painting to begin by August 1 with completion by September 30
  • Conduct an unveiling during the Avenue Y Street Fair on the first Saturday in October
a word about artistic samples
A Word About Artistic Samples
  • These are required in order to apply
  • Types of samples;
    • Visual: Up to 10 images on CD or DVD, or digital photos, clearly labeled with artist’s name, medium, and dimensions. One copy only.
    • Video or Film: DVD or VHS. Cue or indicate tracks. Panel reviews up to 3 minutes. One copy only.
    • Performing Arts: Same as for video/film. Indicate origin of work and relevance to project proposed. One copy only.
    • Poetry or Literature: Up to 20 pages. Attach to each copy of application
preparing your budget
Preparing Your Budget
  • Pay yourself! Artist fees may constitute all or most of your budget
  • Equipment must be rented, not purchased
  • Itemize any costs listed as “other”
  • This budget MUST balance. If the project costs more than $2,000, show where the extra income will come from.
sample budget
Sample Budget
  • Expenses
    • Artist Fees $1,200
    • Consumable supplies 500

(paint, paper, ink: see attached quotes)

    • *Other 300

(scaffolding rental/ 1 day)

Total Project Cost $2,000

Grant Request $2,000

*List in-kind donations of materials or professional assistance separately. This shows support for your project.

what will the panel consider
What Will the Panel Consider?
  • Artistic merit, as demonstrated by artistic samples, is primary
  • Quality of proposed plan, demonstrating clarity, purpose, and innovation
  • Realistic goals and objectives
  • Quality of public component
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, implement, and successfully complete a program (as indicated by resume and letter of support)
  • Itemized budget
projects not eligible for support
Projects Not Eligible for Support
  • For a complete list, see page 3 of the guidelines
    • Programs taking place in school
    • Programs that are recreational, therapeutic, or rehabilitative (magic shows, bubble blowing, balloon art, juggling, clowns, martial arts)
    • Scholarships, fundraisers, cash prizes or awards, receptions, or parties
we are here to help
We Are Here to Help!
  • The Arts & Cultural Council staff:
    • Reviews drafts if submitted by October 25 Please note, this is NOT a guarantee of funding.
    • Assists applicants in formulating a project
    • Arts Council Contact: Tracy Kroft, Grants Manager, (585) 473-4000, ext. 210 or tkroft@artsrochester.org
once we receive your application
Once We Receive Your Application
  • Arts Council staff reviews for completion. You will be notified either way and be given a chance to correct any problems.
  • Panel of artists reviews applications in December and makes recommendations
  • Recommendations approved by Arts Council Board of Directors
  • Award announcements after December 15
if you receive a grant you must
If You Receive A Grant You Must…
  • Sign and adhere to contract terms
  • Attend the Community Arts Grants Awards Ceremony (Date and Time TBA)
  • Credit the Arts Council, NYSCA and the New York State Legislature in all printed material relative to your project (wording available at www.artsrochester.org)
  • Provide Arts Council with a schedule of public events and publicity materials at least one month prior
  • File a final report within 30 days of completion of the project and no later than January 31, 2009
important
IMPORTANT!
  • The Arts & Cultural Council must approve any proposed changes to your project IN ADVANCE
    • These might include changes to: dates, times, locations, or number of sessions
  • Submit changes IN WRITING in the form of a request.
need more information
Need More Information?
  • Contact Tracy Kroft, Grants Manager,
  • (585) 473-4000, ext. 210
  • tkroft@artsrochester.org

Visit

www.artsrochester.org

for a list of projects funded last year.