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File #: 65047    Version: 1 Name: approval of the 2021-2022 Arts Grants awards
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/12/2021 In control: Department of Information Technology
On agenda: 5/4/2021 Final action: 5/4/2021
Enactment date: 5/10/2021 Enactment #: RES-21-00302
Title: Seeking Common Council approval of the 2021-2022 Arts Grants awards funding as recommended by the Madison Arts Commission.
Sponsors: Sheri Carter, Syed Abbas, Gary Halverson
Attachments: 1. Grant Requests-2021-22.pdf

Fiscal Note

The proposed resolution authorizes approval of the Madison Arts Commission’s recommendation for the 2021-2022 Arts Grants awards. The Madison Arts Commission received 57 applications, totaling $115,900 in requests. The commission recommends funding 57 projects totaling $100,175. The Planning Division’s 2021 Adopted Operating Budget includes $103,880 to fund such grants recommended by the Madison Arts Commission. No additional City appropriation is required.

Title

Seeking Common Council approval of the 2021-2022 Arts Grants awards funding as recommended by the Madison Arts Commission.

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WHEREAS, The Madison Arts Commission has the authority, by ordinance, to annually recommend arts grants for approval by the Common Council; and,

 

WHEREAS, By the March 15 application deadline the Madison Arts Commission received 57 applications for arts projects funding, totaling $115,900 in requests, reflecting a need for financial support that the Arts Commission is unable to meet at its current funding level; and,

 

WHEREAS, the Madison Arts Commission (and its subcommittees) met on March 20, and April 1 and 5, 2021 to evaluate the applications received for the 2021-2022 grant period including options for projects to go forward in compliance with applicable COVID-19 restrictions, and on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 the full Commission voted to recommend funding of 57 projects for grant awards totally $100,175.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Madison Common Council approves the 2021-2022 grant awards funding recommendations of the Madison Arts Commission as shown in the attached table, and authorizes the Planning Division Director, to execute the agreements for such projects in the amount shown and with the grantees and/or their fiscal agents or DBA listed therein, upon countersignature of the Finance Director and approval of the City Attorney.