On Tuesday, April 4, 2017, from 2-3:30pm, COCA will host an informational workshop regarding the FY17 COCA Cultural Facilities Matching Grant Program.
The purpose of the program is to offer support and funding for renovation, new construction, acquisition or equipping of cultural facilities located in Leon County or the City of Tallahassee. A Cultural Facility is a building that shall be used primarily for the programming, production, presentation, exhibition, or any combination of the above functions of any of the arts and cultural disciplines including, but perhaps not limited to: music, dance, theater, creative writing, literature, architecture, painting, sculpture, folk arts, photography, crafts, media arts, visual arts, programs of museums, historical sites, and historical/heritage facilities. The intent of this grant program is capital improvement that, for the purpose of this application, is defined as an addition or renovation of a permanent structural improvement or the restoration of some aspect of a property that will either enhance the property’s overall value or increases its useful life.
The applicant’s venue for the proposed project must be located in Leon County, and by the application deadline, must be one of the following:
An auditorium that is owned and operated by a government entity;
An auditorium that is owned by a government entity that is leased to a not-for-profit organization for operation as an auditorium open to the public;
An auditorium that is subleased from a government entity to a not-for-profit organization for operation as an auditorium open to the public;
A museum that is owned and operated by a government entity;
A museum that is owned and operated by a not-for-profit organization and open to the public.
A museum that is owned by a government entity that is leased to a not-for-profit organization for operation as a museum open to the public.
The guidelines for this year’s Facilities Grant program may be found here.
The deadline for this year’s Cultural Facilites Matching Grant Program is Friday, April 28, 2017 at 5pm.
For more information, please contact COCA’s Grant Programs Manager, Kevin Carr, at firstname.lastname@example.org or, by phone, at 850-224-2500.