Funds may be used for marketing, project supplies, artists or project coordinator fees, equipment rental, production fees, or honoraria for community partners directly involved in the project.
not be used for fiscal sponsor administration costs, staff salaries or hourly wage, research studies, capital expenditures, reduction of organizational/personal debts, lobbying/political expenses, re-granting, scholarship programs, memberships or dues, programs, projects and/or events not accessible to the general public, or to people with disabilities.
Applications are evaluated
and ranked on a 10-point scale by panelists using the criteria listed below.
The grant review panel will be assigning a ranking to each criterion category
according to the degree to which the project responds to the sub-criteria. For more details about the process, please refer to our grants review process timeline.
Criterion #1: Artistic Quality
- Clear explanation of how arts/culture will be involved in proposed project (support materials should be an example of the kind of art involved in the project)
- Clearly defined responsibilities and influence of arts partner on project
- Identification of artistic/cultural desired outcome (tangible and/or experiential)
- Evaluation plan considers feedback on role of arts and culture in project
Criterion #2: Neighborhood Stewardship
- Neighborhood group demonstrates active commitment to serving their residents
- Outreach plan is strategic and specific
- Neighborhood resources and assets are used to complete the project
- Evaluation plan considers feedback from neighborhood residents
Criterion #3: Project Logistics
- Detailed project activities
- Descriptive, comprehensive, and thoughtful explanation of park use
- Descriptive explanation of non-City park location use (if applicable)
- Clearly defined responsibilities of neighborhood group (administrative, planning, etc.)
Criterion #4: Budget
- Budget is balanced and accurate (surplus/deficit field must equal $0)
- Budget expenses are descriptive and clear
- Project cost reflects the resources needed within the project timeline
- Neighborhood resources and assets, artists, and project partners are given monetary value and/or fairly compensated