Applications are reviewed for eligibility by staff and evaluated and ranked by review panelists using the criteria listed below.
Community Significance and Engagement
The applicant has the clarity of the organization’s mission, vision, and goals and how they relate to the community being served, especially given the current health pandemic.
Artistic/Cultural Value and Programming
The applicant has identified ways to be thoughtful in providing the community with programs and services that advance the organization’s art/cultural mission during COVID-19.
Financial and Leadership Capacity
The applicant has fiscal accountability and is flexible to keep up with the challenges the organization faces during the Coronavirus crisis, including fiscal health, staff and board development, and a focus on the future.