Applications and guidelines now online for Ventura 2016-2017 Cultural Funding Program

Applications and guidelines are now available online for the City of Ventura 2016-2017 Cultural Funding Program at www.cityofventura.net/cfp. Apply by Thursday, June 23, for the City of Ventura Office of Cultural Affairs 2016-17 Cultural Funding Program Grants. The program is open to any Ventura-based arts non-profit.  All organizations will be required to provide proof of their 501(c)3 status or that of their Ventura County  based fiscal agents. $90,000 will be awarded on a competitive basis to non-profit arts organizations, with grants ranging in size from $1,000-$20,000.

Grants range in size from $1,000-$20.000. Organizations whose annual budgets are less than $10,000 are only eligible to request $1,000 and do not have to submit California Cultural Data Project information. Applicants are asked to make a specific grant request.   The request may not exceed 10% of annual budget.

Organizations are required to submit financial information via the California Cultural Database Project at www.caculturaldata.org (unless their annual budget is less than $10,000). In addition to the California Cultural Data Project, applicants will submit a projected year end (2016/17) operating budget on a supplied form, and the last completed fiscal year-end budget. Artistic samples will be required and the artistic samples form submitted. Past applicants must have submitted a Final Report from the previous year to be eligible for future funding.

For more information contact Georgeanne Lees 658-4720 or glees@cityofventura.net.

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