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Arts and Culture grants application process for individual artists and nonprofit organizations begins – Deadline January 18 at 5 p.m.

Arts and Culture grants application process for individual artists and nonprofit organizations begins – Deadline January 18 at 5 p.m.

The application process for the City of Fort Myers’ Arts and Culture grants opened on December 14 and runs until January 18, 2019.

The City of Fort Myers recognizes the importance of the arts to the cultural, educational, and economic well-being of its diverse population. In order to enhance access by all its residents to a full range of cultural experiences, the City of Fort Myers provides funding for arts and cultural programs, through the City of Fort Myers Public Art Committee.

Artists must live or work within corporate limits of the City of Fort Myers or create/perform work that will make a meaningful contribution to the arts and culture of the City of Fort Myers. The maximum funding for each arts and culture grant is $2,500 for individual artists.

For organizations, the grant calls for non-profit organizations that produce and/or present a cultural program or festival within the City of Fort Myers’ corporate limits. There are two types of grants offered for organizations: Operating Grants, with a maximum grant amount of $10,000; and Project and Program Grants, with a maximum grant amount of $5,000. Only one grant per organization or artist will be funded per year.

The deadline to apply in January 18 by 5 p.m. More information and applications may be accessed at http://2019.floridacommunity.com/grants-process/arts-culture-artist-guidelines/

The Arts and Culture Grants Application process is administered by the Southwest Florida Community Foundation.  Applications are submitted on the Southwest Florida Community Foundation grant portal.

About the Southwest Florida Community Foundation
The Southwest Florida Community Foundation, founded in 1976, cultivates regional change for the common good through collective leadership, social innovation and philanthropy to address the evolving community needs in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. The Foundation partners with individuals, families and corporations who have created more than 400 philanthropic funds. Thanks to them, the Foundation invested $6.8 million in grants and programs to the community. With assets of more than $126 million, it has provided $78.2 million in grants and scholarships to the communities it serves since inception. The Foundation is the backbone organization for the regional FutureMakers Coalition and Lee County’s Sustainability Plan. The Southwest Florida Community Foundation’s regional headquarters are now located in the historic ACL Train Depot at Collaboratory in downtown Fort Myers, with a  satellite office located in LaBelle (Hendry County). For more information, call 239-274-5900 or visit www.floridacommunity.com

Southwest Florida Community Foundation
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Our ambition is a more vibrant community that will continually address the evolving community needs in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties in Southwest Florida. We invite you to join our family and invest in the community with us!