Application now open for arts grants from the City of Lawrence

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The City of Lawrence is one step closer to distributing $150K in grant funding to help the arts and culture sector recover from the pandemic — the application is now available online.

The city will provide subgrants of its award from the National Endowment for the Arts to local nonprofits.

“Only Lawrence-based 501c3 nonprofit organizations with an arts-based mission and programming that is entirely or almost entirely in the arts are eligible to receive funds,” according to a news release from the city.

“Grant funds can be used to preserve jobs and to help fund operations, facilities, health and safety supplies, and marketing and promotional efforts to encourage attendance and participation.”

Members of the Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission will serve as the grant review panel for the subgrants, according to the release. However, “Any LCAC members with direct financial compensation and/or affiliation with an organization submitting a grant application, or for any other conflict of interest, will recuse themselves from the process.”

The application opened Monday, and it will close at 11:59 p.m. Aug. 22. The LCAC will review completed applications, then forward its recommendations to the Lawrence City Commission for review on Oct. 4.

“Eligible organizations are encouraged to review the full Program Guidelines” before starting on the application, which is available at this link.

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