All Arts Commission funding must support the project’s public component; we do not provide general operating support. Examples of public presentations include performances, productions, exhibitions, art markets, fairs and festivals (i.e. indoor or outdoor community celebrations of the arts), and workshops or conferences. All public presentations must be open and accessible to the general public.
The City of Santa Fewill celebrate its 400th Anniversary during the 2009 and 2010 funding cycles. While not a requirement to receive funding, applicants are encouraged to consider programming which relates to the anniversary and contributes to this important community-wide celebration.
The Arts Commission cannot fund certain projects and project elements. These include:
1) Demonstration and master classes
2) Scholarships and fellowships
3) Closed subscription series
4) Projects which are part of a post-secondary academic degree program
5) Awards (ribbons, trophies, prizes, etc.)
6) Deficits and debt reduction (including finance charges, loan fees, etc.)
7) Meals, catering, lodging or transportation
8) Capital expenses (including the purchase of equipment or real property, labor or materials costs for renovations, remodeling or new construction, etc.)
9) Tuition assistance for college, university or other post-secondary formal course work
10) Fund-raising (events, personnel, merchandise, etc.)