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File #: 66396    Version: 1 Name: NEA for a Grant to Local Arts Agencies for Subgranting
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/12/2021 In control: Department of Planning and Community and Economic Development
On agenda: 8/3/2021 Final action: 8/3/2021
Enactment date: 8/6/2021 Enactment #: RES-21-00549
Title: Supporting the application by the City of Madison to the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for a Grant to Local Arts Agencies for Subgranting to be used to assist our community in responding to the economic and health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a contract with the NEA to receive and use these funds should they be awarded
Sponsors: Sheri Carter, Regina M. Vidaver

Fiscal Note

The proposed resolution authorizes the City of Madison’s application to the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for a Grant to Local Arts Agencies for Subgranting. The grant amount is $500,000 for fiscal year 2022. No City appropriation is required to apply for the proposed grant. A separate resolution amending the Planning Division’s operating budget will be proposed if the grant is awarded to the City of Madison.

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Supporting the application by the City of Madison to the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for a Grant to Local Arts Agencies for Subgranting to be used to assist our community in responding to the economic and health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a contract with the NEA to receive and use these funds should they be awarded

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WHEREAS, to support a full creative life for all, the Madison Arts Commission (MAC) commits to championing policies and practices of cultural equity that empower a just, inclusive, equitable city; and

 

WHEREAS,, the COVID19 pandemic caused sudden and overwhelming losses of income for cultural sector workers and a steep decline in revenue opportunities for the sector as a whole; and

 

WHEREAS, a large infusion of grant funding will help support creative workers and lead to economic recovery from COVID-19.

 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Madison Common Council supports the application by the City of Madison to the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for a Grant to Local Arts Agencies for Subgranting to be used to help fund MAC Arts Grants and authorizes the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a contract with the NEA to receive and use these funds, should they be awarded, and to sign all documents related to receiving the grant.