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Arts Council of the Central Okanagan is a resource centre and advocate for the arts in Kelowna and Central Okanagan. Find us at:
203-1905 Evergreen Court,
Kelowna, BC V1Y 9L4
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Join the Arts Council of the Central Okanagan today and you will:
» Meet people who are involved in our arts community, and stay informed.
» Become eligible for group member grants.
» Have a worthy advocate to protect your artistic and cultural rights.
» Be able to join ARTSCO's special projects.
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The City of Kelowna has entrusted the Arts Council of the Central Okanagan (ARTSCO) to distribute the 2009 City of Kelowna Arts Funds to the amateur arts community in order to further promote, encourage and assist in the artistic and cultural development of Kelowna.
2009 City of Kelowna Arts Funding
The objective of ARTSCO is to provide a fair, balanced and efficient funding system for the arts and cultural community of Kelowna. The applicant will provide information regarding its activities and events and its organization and management in order to determine the appropriate amount of funding.
Funding consideration is given to non-profit societies that:
Have completed at least one full year of operation;
Are registered and in good standing with BC Corporate Registry;
Are involved in arts-focused activities and events primarily (but not exclusively) operating in the City of Kelowna;
Include youth, seniors, culturally diverse groups and people of all abilities in their activities and events;
Whenever possible produce/present activities and events in venues that accommodate people of all abilities;
Maintain a program for recruiting, training and utilizing volunteers;
Demonstrate a diversified revenue base including significant earned revenues and/or government support, and revenues from the private sector through fundraising, donations or endowment funds;
Demonstrate administrative capabilities including the establishment of short and long term goals, marketing plans, sound financial management and board development;
Demonstrate the ability to carry out their proposed activities and events.
The Arts Council of the Central Okanagan (ARTSCO) will not fund:
Groups whose majority of activities and events occur outside the City of Kelowna;
Organizations that provide third party funding;
Construction, capital improvements or repair costs;
Educational or religious organizations.
CONDITIONS OF ASSISTANCE
As a condition of funding:
The support of the City of Kelowna and the Arts Council of the Central Okanagan must be acknowledged on all promotional materials. The City of Kelowna logo and ARTSCO logo must be used on all posters, brochures, print ads, programs and, where possible, on media releases and signage. Both logos will be provided upon request.
Instructions for Completing the Application
The application form can be completed electronically (the application is provided in Word Document for your convenience), or printed off and completed by hand.
Respond to every question completely and accurately.
Incomplete applications will be subject to disqualification. Refer to the checklist of required documents and attachments .
List or outline in point form as indicated.
Add additional pages if necessary.
Note that Forms 2, 3, and 4 require further information to be filled out as separate forms and attached to the application. These forms are provided in letter and legal size format for your convenience.
Include ONLY ONE COPY of up-to-date brochures, publications and other publicity materials promoting your activities and events.
At least one completed application form must have original signatures; additional copies may have photocopied signatures.
Attend the 2009 Grant Information Session to discuss your questions regarding the 2009 application.
Contact ARTSCO electronically at email@example.com for clarification or further information regarding eligibility or the application process.
Keep a copy of your application for your records.
SUBMITTING THE APPLICATION
Deliver 12 copies of your application on or before 2:00pm FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2009 to:
City of Kelowna Reception Desk (Second Floor)
1435 Water Street
Kelowna, British Columbia
Attention: Arts Council of the Central Okanagan
No late applications will be accepted.
Incomplete applications will be subject to disqualification.
THE EVALUATION PROCESS
ARTSCO evaluates the applications and recommends grants in March.
ARTSCO recommendations are based on information provided in the application. Therefore, applicants should ensure all information is correct and complete.
Incomplete applications will be subject to disqualification. Refer to the checklist of required documents and attachments.
ARTSCO's recommendations are presented to Kelowna City Council for approval as soon as possible after deliberations are complete.
Subject to the approval of Kelowna City Council approval, ARTSCO's decisions are final.
Grants are usually distributed within two week's of Council approval.
If you have any questions regarding your organization's eligibility or the grant application process, contact ARTSCO electronically at firstname.lastname@example.org
Attend the 2009 Grant Information Session:
The Kelowna Community Theatre
1375 Water St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9R3
Saturday, January 17, 2009
10:00 - 10:30am Networking
10:30 - 11:15am Grant Information Session
To download a copy of the information and application forms, click
HERE for a PDF version or
HERE for a Microsoft Word version.