by LCVB staff member Danielle Battaglia

LCVB 2017 Arts and Culture Grant Guidelines Now Online

lake-county-visitors-bureau2017-arts-and-culture-grantLake County Visitors Bureau Arts & Culture updated grant guidelines and applications are now posted online at Deadline to submit applications is February 17, 2017 by 4:30pm.

Do you have an arts and culture event that needs funding? The major concept of the Lake County Arts & Culture grant program is to attract more out of town visitors to spend tourism dollars in Lake County. The Bureau hopes more attention will be devoted to out of county residents, as noted in the application stipulation.

Funding of the Arts & Culture program is from bureau revenues, which is from a Lake County Hotel/Motel Occupancy Tax. $75,000 is dedicated towards the arts and culture fund, with a maximum of $7,000 per winning applicant.

Applicants should be very certain the funding request is in order before waiting until the last day to submit an entry.  Errors or omissions, will disqualify the grant request.  A marketing segment template to help new applicants or those not familiar with grant writing is in the funding proposal. Applicants should be mindful this is a competitive process, with an adjudication panel scoring on the merits of how the application is written plus the quality and organization of the event.