The Hernando County Arts Council offers grants of up to $500 for local groups to promote all the arts in Hernando County.
Who can apply? Any recognized Hernando County education, art, civic or cultural organization recognized as a non-profit or charitable group.
Important dates: November 17, 2017—5 p.m. application deadline December 14, 2017—Council selects grant recipients December 19, 2017—Awardees notified January 11, 2018 — Awardees attend Arts Council meeting to receive certificates and approval to begin projects January 11- Dec. 31, 2018—Project period January 15, 2019—Invoicing deadline for 2018 projects
Other important information:
Projects must help the Arts Council achieve its mission: to encourage, promote, and support all the creative arts in Hernando County and provide a means to showcase the arts. No match is needed for this grant.
Projects must take place in Hernando County.
Grant funds must be used for approved project expenses only.
Grant funds cannot pay for salaries, operating expenses, capital improvements, infrastructure, travel expenses, private entertainment, political advocacy, food, or beverages.
No expenditure made outside the project period (1/11-12/31/2018) can be reimbursed.
Grant funds will be dispersed only after the completion of the project with submission of invoice, final report and appropriate documentation showing the deliverables were completed as approved.
All printed materials associated with the grant project (advertising, brochures, web pages, programs, etc.) must include the Arts Council’s logo and this acknowledgement: Sponsored in part by the Hernando County Arts Council. Printed materials associated with the project must be submitted to the Arts Council in the final report.
Final report can be submitted any time after completion of the project but no later than January 15, 2019.
All decisions will be final and based completely upon the application submitted. There will be no presentations by applicants unless requested by the Arts Council. All decisions of the Arts Council or its Grants Committee if appointed will be made in noticed public meetings and will be final. The Arts Council reserves the right to resolve and act upon any and all questions relating to an application to its exclusive satisfaction.
Award amounts will be based upon budgeted, available funds.
In evaluating grant applications for funding, the Council will give preference to projects that impact the most people and are most effective in encouraging, promoting, supporting and/or showcasing the creative arts in Hernando County.