Arts and Culture Advisory Committee

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Next Meeting: The Arts and Culture Advisory Committee will meet on April 27, 2015 at 9 a.m. to make recommendations on the FY 2015 – 16 grant awards. Location of meeting to be determined.

 

About the Committee

NVYOOn April 10, 2012. the Napa County Board of Supervisors signed a resolution creating an Arts and Culture Advisory Committee for the primary purpose of conducting a capacity building grant program and making recommendations to County staff regarding  grant awards to be made to non-profit art and cultural organizations in Napa County. Funding for grants comes from the Special Projects Fund, which the Board of Supervisors established after the Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) increased from 10.5% to 12% on January 1, 2005.

 

Each year the Committee conducts a Request for Proposals application process and makes recommendations on the Arts and Culture Grant Capacity Building Grant Program, which is intended to provide capacity-building funds for Napa County nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in support of the Napa County Art and Cultural Plan.

 

Starting in FY 2015 – 16, the Committee will also make recommendations on the Visitor Management Grants Program, which is intended to fund activities and projects of Arts and Culture organizations that further the goals established in the Napa Valley Tourism Improvement District Management Plan. Both programs will run concurrently.

 

 Read the Committee's Bylaws, including purpose, membership, terms and more

To view a list of our Committee members, please click here.

 

Timeline for FY 2015 -16 Grant Cycle:  

  • April 3, 2015 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time – Deadline for filing applications and all supporting materials
  • April 27, 2015 Meeting of the Arts and Culture Advisory Committee to Make Recommendations on Grant Funding
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  • May 19, 2015 – Tentative date for Board of Supervisors to review recommendations of the Committee and make final determination as to FY 2015 – 16 Grant awards for both Arts & Culture and Visitor Management Grants

 

 Resources for FY 2015-16 Grant Cycle:

 

2014-2015 Capacity-Building Grants

American Canyon Arts Foundation         $ 9,775  
di Rosa Preserve $30,000  
Lucky Penny Productions $10,000  
Music in the Vineyards $20,000  
Napa Valley Art Association $20,000  
Napa Valley Film Festival $30,000  
Napa Valley Museum $27,625  
Napa Valley State Parks Association $ 7,500  
Napa Valley Youth Symphony $7,701  
Nimbus Arts $28,508  
Robert Louis Stevenson Museum $20,000  


2014-2015 Visitor Management Grants

 

Arts Council Napa Valley/Napa Valley Museum/Celebrate Napa Valley $20,000
Napa Valley Vine Trail      $33,601
Napa Valley Opera House $10,000
Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater $15,000
St. Helena and Calistoga Chambers of Commerce $20,000
Napa Valley Film Festival $15,000
Napa County Historical Society $12,000


Attention: All grant recipients must file post-grant reports by the deadline through the Common Grant Application software.

 

 

Meeting agendas and minutes  

January 26, 2015 Agenda Materials  
April 28, 2014      Agenda Materials Minutes
Jan. 27, 2014 Agenda   Minutes
Oct 28, 2013 Agenda   Minutes
Sept. 23, 2013 Agenda   Minutes
Aug. 26, 2013 Agenda   Minutes
May 6, 2013 Agenda Materials Minutes
April 22, 2013 Agenda     Materials   Minutes
Jan. 28, 2013 Agenda      Minutes
Oct. 22, 2012     Agenda       Minutes