P.O. Box 6015
300 S. Providence
Columbia, MO 65205
Applicants must be a single, 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts agency, a collaboration of arts agencies, or a collaboration of an arts agency and one or more nonprofit agencies (schools, social service agencies, public entities).
Proposed projects must occur within the Columbia city limits.
Proposed projects must be matched dollar-for-dollar with cash, in-kind contributions, or a combination of both.
Collaborative proposals are encouraged. In collaborations, a nonprofit arts organization must serve as the lead agency. Letters of support must be obtained from collaborators. This shows that you have contacted them and that they are supportive and involved.
Organizations may submit one application only.
Funding requests may not exceed $10,000. Project budgets of less than $1,000 will not be accepted.
Receipt of city funding is conditional upon the arts agency signing an arts services contract with the city and returning the contract to the Office of Cultural Affairs with required revisions. The executed contract must be returned by the December 15 (or the following Monday if the 15th falls on a weekend) in order for the agency to receive city funding.
If city funding is received, a final report of the project is due within 45 days after its end date; 10% of each contract will be held until the report is submitted. If the report is not received after 90 days, the 10% is forfeited.
City funding is conditional on meeting these guidelines. If an agency is approved for funding by the City Council, but does not meet these guidelines, the Commission on Cultural Affairs may recommend to City Council that the funding award be withdrawn.
City funds may not be used for any of the following...