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Roswell Wants To Support Nonprofit, Cultural Organizations

The city and the Roswell Arts Commission is asking the city's nonprofit and cultural organizations to apply for funding through the Contracts for Cultural Services program.

Credit: Patch file
Credit: Patch file

Staff Report

The city of Roswell and the Roswell Arts Commission are pleased to invite Roswell nonprofit and cultural organizations to apply for funding through the Contracts for Cultural Services program. 

Total funding in the amount of $25,000 will be made available during the 2015 fiscal year. 

Applications are due on Wednesday, July 30. However, each organization interested in applying is required to send a representative to one of three CFCS Workshops that will be held each held at Roswell City Hall in Room 220:

  • July 7, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. or 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • July 8, 7:30 p.m.

The program is "designed to inspire and reward excellence, innovation, sustainability and expansion within Roswell’s cultural arts community," the city said in a press release. It provides four funding categories to help meet a variety of needs and encourage local cultural services that enrich and benefit the entire community. These include: 

  • Arts/Cultural Services – operational expenses
  • Project Support – ongoing programs or a special program or event
  • Arts Education – programs presented to school-age children
  • Innovation and Collaboration – development/expansion of new programming. 

“We are very excited to be able to offer funding support once again for some of our arts and cultural organizations here in Roswell,” said Roswell Historic and Cultural Affairs Manager Morgan Timmis. “We funded eight groups last year with some exciting projects and programs. This year, we hope to receive even more applications for initiatives that will continue to build our creative economy and enhance our quality of life.”  

A peer-review advisory panel and the RAC will apply various review criteria to all proposals. The RAC will then make its recommendation to Roswell mayor and the City Council for the final approval of the service contracts. 

Outside the city of Atlanta’s Office of Cultural Affairs and the Fulton County Arts Council, the Contracts for Cultural Services is the only local government-based program for support of arts and cultural organizations in metro Atlanta.  

For further details and to download the CFCS program guidelines and application forms visit www.roswellcfcs.com.

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