The City of St. John’s Grants to Artists and Arts Organizations will make financial resources available to both individual artists and arts organizations in the following disciplines:
4. Literary Arts
5. Film and New Media
6. Visual Art and Craft
The goals of the policy are as follows:
1. To support the artistic development of individual artists.
2. To support arts organizations in fulfilling their mandates.
3. To contribute to the growth and sustainability of the St. John’s arts community.
4. To improve the well-being of the community.
The objectives of the policy are as follows:
1. To provide City funds to eligible individual artists and arts organizations.
2. To ensure that all applications are evaluated on a consistent and equitable basis.
3. To ensure that funds provided to applicants are used for the purposes intended.
4. To ensure that the Grants to Artists and Arts Organizations Program remains responsive to community needs by reviewing and amending the Program where necessary.
1. Individual Artists
· Individual artists may apply once annually for project funding. Project funding is defined as funding to cover costs involved in the creation and/or presentation of works of art in the disciplines of theatre, dance, music, literary arts, film and new media, and visual art and craft.
2. Arts Organizations:
· Arts organizations may apply once annually for operational funding. Operational funding is defined as funding to cover costs involved in the annual operation, programming, and services of the organization.
In order for an application to be considered under the Grants to Artists and Arts Organizations Program, it must meet the following criteria:
1. Applications must be in one of the six disciplines noted:
· Literary Arts
· Film and New Media
· Visual Art and Craft
2. Individual artists must reside, operate a business within the municipal boundaries, or be a taxpayer of the City of St. John’s.
3. Arts organizations must be physically located with the municipal boundaries of the City of St. John’s.
4. Organizations should be federally or provincially incorporated as a registered charity or not-for-profit corporation (see “Definitions”). Proof of the incorporation must be submitted with the Grants to Artists and Arts Organizations application. In some cases an exception may be permitted; in such cases the organization must complete and submit with their application an Acceptance of Liability for Unincorporated Applicant form (CS-1010A).
The Grants to Artists and Arts Organizations Program in not intended to fund any project or organization in its entirety, nor will it provide funds retroactively.
The following organizations, projects, or activities are not eligible for funding:
1. Civic departments, commissions, or committees (libraries, community centres, etc.);
2. Educational institutions (schools, colleges, etc.);
3. Groups raising funds for non-cultural causes.
4. Travel, accommodation, and tours outside St. John’s;
5. Capital projects (facility construction or purchase, equipment purchase, etc.);
6. Scholarships, prizes, and awards;
7. Protest events, political campaigns, or political rallies;
8. Deficit reduction;
9. Professional Development for individual applicants (workshop fees, course tuition, etc.).
DURATION OF GRANTS
1. Assistance provided under the Grants to Artists and Arts Organizations Program will be for the period of one year commencing January 1 and ending December 31.
2. The granting of assistance in any one year is not to be construed as a commitment by the City of St. John’s to continue such assistance in subsequent years.