SUPPORT THE ARTS - GRANT PROGRAM

Guidelines & Eligibility

HOW TO APPLY

Interested arts and culture organizations must complete the Application online which can be found on the City of Glendale’s Arts and Culture Commission website:  www.glendaleartsandculture.org

Hard copy applications will be accepted.


With the Application, an Applicant must submit the following documents:

Tax Exempt Status
       An Applicant must provide proof of its tax-exempt status (such as the Internal
       Revenue Service 501(c)(3) determination letter granting the tax exempt status) 
      which includes a Glendale-based mailing address.

Payroll Records
      An Applicant must provide a copy of its payroll records or other records
      documenting the number of employees working in the organization and showing
      any employee receiving compensation.

Primary mission to provide arts programming
       An Applicant must provide proof that 80% of its arts and/or culture
       programming takes place in the City of Glendale. Examples of proof of
       documentation would include but not be limited to: programmatic schedule
       including location of programs or audience constituency information.

IRS Form 990, 990-EZ, or 990-N (Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax)
       An Applicant must provide a copy of its most recent Form 990, 990-EZ, or 990-N
       filing with the Internal Revenue Service.  If the Applicant has not filed one, then
       the Applicant must explain the reason for it.

If an Applicant fails to provide the information that the Application requires, or fails to submit the required documents, the City may treat the Application as incomplete or “non-responsive,” and consequently, the City may not consider, review, or process the Application.

APPLICATION SUBMITTAL DEADLINE

The City must receive the Application Submittal for Funding Round #2 on or before February 19, 2021, at 5:00 p.m.

An Application received after this date and time will not be considered, reviewed, or processed.

SELECTION PROCESS

One or more City staff members will open and review a timely submitted application— in the order it was received (i.e., first come, first served basis).

The review process consists of:

 

Determining whether the Applicant provided all the required information and documents; and
Verifying the information and documents to ensure that the Applicant fully meets the eligibility criteria.

In its sole discretion, the City may award a Grant amount less than the amount requested by the Applicant.

NOTIFICATION OF AWARD; DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING SIGNED CONTRACT AND OTHER DOCUMENTS

A.   Notification of Award
Within two weeks after the Application’s submission, City Staff will send the Applicant a notification (by email and formal letter) stating whether the City approved or declined the Application.

B.   If Application is Approved - Deadline for Submitting Signed Contract and Other Documents

Within one (1) week after the Applicant receives the City email notifying of the Grant award, the Applicant must complete and return the following documents (which will accompany the email) in order to receive Grant funds: 

Signed Grant Agreement;
W-9 Form; and
Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Form.

Failure to timely submit the Confirmation Documents will result in the Application’s rejection and no Grant award.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

Please review the City’s Temporary Art Policy, which is incorporated into and made a part of this Call for Artists.

Questions about the Call for Artists can be submitted by email to: artsandculture@glendaleca.gov