Cultural Investment Funding Programs FY22
Announcing the City of Santa Fe Arts and Culture Department’s
Cultural Investment Funding Program Fiscal Year 2021-22 (FY22) Opens May 21, 2021/Due June 20, 2021
“Culture embodies the shared complex and diverse heritage of a community, including its tangible and intangible virtues…It is the quiet and restless imagination that becomes expression, from which emanates writing, song, performance, painting, sculpture, cuisine, dance, design and story. When recognized, coalesced and leveraged, culture is transformative. It ignites creativity, consciousness and capacity.” - Culture Connects Roadmap
There’s a Light at the End of the Tunnel!
While coronavirus has changed our way of life, we are now looking towards the future and recovery strategies. While still being cautious, gatherings, venues, and live events are beginning to find its way back! It is vital for us all to re-imagine a true “City Different” – a city that celebrates the role of culture in tourism and the wider economy. In that context, restoration of our “typical” approaches to arts and cultural administration has created opportunity for change.
Now is the Time With increased fiscal resources, and the feedback given to us from FY21 Cycle the City of Santa Fe Arts and Culture Department has revised the Traditional Marketing Impact Category to ensure a more equitable process. Our refreshed approach takes both perspectives into consideration by offering cultural organizations three paths for funding support:
1) Traditional Marketing Impact Category A (TMI-A) honors the tradition of our grant making history by funding traditional regional marketing and advertising of programming. This program is designed for non-profit arts groups who do not wish to collaborate with organizations outside of their sphere, and also have a program budget over $500,000. Maximum of ten (10) organizations receiving $15,000 awards each.
2) Traditional Marketing Impact Category B (TMI-B) also honors the tradition of our grant making history by funding traditional regional marketing and advertising of programming. This program is designed for non-profit arts groups who do not wish to collaborate with organizations outside of their sphere, and also have a program budget under $500,000. Maximum of ten (10) organizations receiving $10,000 awards each.
Due to internal fiscal year close out deadlines set forth by the Finance Department the RFP for Digital Collaboration Impact (DCI) will not be released until after July 1, 2021.
3) Digital Collaborative Impact Grant (DCI), challenges organizations to collaborate and create new visions using digital programming or creating new ways of presentation via traditional media. Our view is that this will allow a more diverse range of groups the ability to create opportunities for themselves and a wider online community. Maximum of four (4) projects receiving $30,000 awards each.
To apply: https://santafenm.gosmart.org/
TMI Category A – Friday, May 28th 1-3pm
TMI Category B - Friday, May 28th 3-5pm