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2020/2021 City of Vallejo Commission on Culture and Arts Grant

2020/2021 City of Vallejo Commission on Culture and Arts Grant

Deadline: 17-Nov-20

The City of Vallejo is soliciting proposals from arts organizations and individuals for arts projects which promote arts and cultural activities within the City of Vallejo.

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Recognizing the importance of the arts to a community’s livability and economic health, the City of Vallejo created the Commission on Culture and the Arts. The Commission’s mission is to serve and collaborate with Vallejo’s many cultural arts organizations and its many artists in all mediums, and to act as a catalyst in further developing a vibrant and cohesive arts community, strengthening arts education, enhancing cultural tourism and economic development.


Arts and culture programs and services play an important role in the community’s social, emotional, and economic well-being. Activities in this diverse service area include public festivals, events and celebrations, films, lectures, exhibitions, arts education in the schools and adult learning, visual and performing arts, public art, among others.
Such endeavours form the essence of how a community remembers and celebrate its past, express it through diverse mediums, and how its citizens connect to their community socially, culturally, spiritually, and emotionally.
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There are three categories in which to apply: Performing Arts, Visual Arts and Cultural Events. Please select one of the categories and enter it below and enter the amount you are requesting. At least one award will be given in each category.
There are 2 $10,000 grants, 5 $5,000 grants and 12 $2,500 which will be awarded. Applicants may be awarded the full amount requested or a lesser amount.
Central Criteria for Awarding the Grants

Impact and benefit of the proposed activity or activities for the residents of Vallejo including a number of people reached and quality of that interaction.

The ability of an applicant to successfully complete the project.
Feasibility of budget relative to the project including consideration of other resources.
Grantees will receive 50% of grant upon signing of award contract and 50% of grant upon completion.
A final project invoice must be provided to the Vallejo Community Arts Foundation to receive final funding.
Grantees must inform the commission of the project date and make a final presentation to the commission upon completion.
Eligibility Criteria

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Any Vallejo resident or community organization may apply. Applicants do not need to be a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization;
Proposals must provide a clear public benefit for Vallejo residents and result in some kind of tangible creative or cultural activity or public art that is free and accessible to the public-at-large. Projects cannot exclusively benefit a closed membership group;
Applicants must have a physical address and presence in the City of Vallejo;
Be in compliance with all City codes, laws and ordinances at the time of the award.
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