Resident Event-Production Matching Grant, 2019-2020

Background

While The Center subsidizes rental of the Theater, Lobby and Park, we know the cost is still substantial. Recognizing this, The Center has sought out dedicated financial support to reduce rent of our venues to Center Residents.

In May, 2019, a generous donor committed $12,500/year for the next five years to support the fund; additional funding for the next two years will be provided by a grant from the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund. The annual grant pool is $18,750/year for the next two years, and $12,500/year for the following three years. We hope to continue to expand these resources and this program in the future.

Guidelines

●Matching grants are limited to 50% of direct Center Theater/Lobby/Park rental costs, with a cap of $1,200 per request.

●Grants are only available to Center Resident organizations to defray Center Theater, Lobby and Park rentals.

●Grants are administered through The Center's Development Office. Application forms will be available online through The Center’s website and from The Center's Development office beginning September 6, 2019.

●Center Resident organizations may apply only once their event date is officially reserved and a contract is generated by The Center's Event Services Director, Marty Camino.

●Each Center Resident organization may request two grants per calendar year. Funds will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until the funding for the year is depleted.

●Applications will be reviewed by The Center's Development Office within two weeks of submission. Applications will include a copy of the contract with The Center along with a project description and other materials.

●Approved grant funds will not affect the final settlement for any event, but will be distributed directly to Center Resident organizations within two weeks of event completion.

●Matching grants funds will not be released until we receive a completed final report form, this will be very short and simple and will be provided by The Center. (This information is needed for our final report)

●This grant is not eligible for past events.

●The decision to make or refrain from making a grant from the Resident Support Fund shall be at the sole discretion of The Center.

●If an award is made and the event is canceled, funds must be returned to The Center.

We welcome your questions and comments, please contact Oona Doherty, Creative Initiatives Director at oona@jhcenterforthearts.org or Anne Ladd, Development Director at anneladd@jhcenterforthearts.org.