[Theaterfacultystaff] FW: LIMITED SUBMISSION: NEA Challenge America Fast-Track, FY 2015

Lincoln, Michael lincolnm at ohio.edu
Thu Feb 6 08:31:14 EST 2014

More grants!

From: <Bump>, Michael <bumpm1 at ohio.edu<mailto:bumpm1 at ohio.edu>>
Date: Thursday, February 6, 2014 7:45 AM
To: Research LEO <leo at ohio.edu<mailto:leo at ohio.edu>>
Subject: LIMITED SUBMISSION: NEA Challenge America Fast-Track, FY 2015

LIMITED SUBMISSION – See Limited Submission Instructions below
NEA – NEA Challenge America Fast-Track, FY 2015<http://pivot.cos.com/funding_opps/117521>
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Limited Submission Instructions:  Ohio University is limited in the number of applications that may be submitted for this opportunity. For this grant the limit is one (1) application (see “Limitation” below for exceptions).

If you are interested in applying, please send an e-mail stating your interest to Shane Gilkey, Assistant VP for Research, gilkeys at ohio.edu<mailto:gilkeys at ohio.edu> (with a copy to orsp at ohio.edu<mailto:orsp at ohio.edu>) no later than the “Internal Notification Deadline” dates listed below.

Internal Notification Deadline:  2/28/2014
Agency Application Deadline:    5/8/2014

Limitation: An organization may submit only one application. For this category, exceptions to the one-application rule are made only for parent organizations that have separately identifiable and independent components. If an organization applies to the Challenge America Fast-Track category, it may not submit another application to the Art Works category.

In the event that the number of interested applicants exceeds the number of proposals Ohio University may submit, an internal review committee will be convened to select the most competitive proposals to go forward on behalf of Ohio University.

Please forward this information on to other faculty members who may be interested.

The Challenge America Fast-Track category offers support primarily to small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations - those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. Age alone (e.g., youth, seniors) does not qualify a group as underserved; at least one of the underserved characteristics noted above also must be present. Grants are available for professional arts programming and for projects that emphasize the potential of the arts in community development.

This category encourages and supports the following two outcomes:
- Engagement: Engaging the public with diverse and excellent art.
- Livability: The strengthening of communities through the arts.

Successful applicants will be asked to select the outcome that is most relevant to their project. When making selections, applicants should identify the outcome(s) that reflect the results expected to be achieved by their project.

This category supports focused, distinct projects that take place over limited periods of time and involve limited geographic areas. Such projects generally are smaller in scale and shorter in duration than those in the Art Works category.

All projects must extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations that have limited access to the arts due to geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. The involvement of professionally trained, experienced artists and arts professionals is essential.

Each applicant must present a simple, straightforward project that reflects only one of the project types below. Fast-Track grants are available only for:

1. Engagement: Engaging the public with diverse and excellent art.
- An arts event or events that will feature one or more guest artists. The project (such as a festival, exhibit, recital, reading, performance, screening, broadcast, lecture) must include the participation of guest artist(s). Artistic staff and resident artists of an applicant organization do not qualify as guest artists. In addition to artists' fees, the project may include public relations, professional documentation, and program enhancements that are integral to the event. Examples of program enhancements include interpretive material, transportation, program accommodations (e.g., sign language interpretation, audio description, Braille, tactile exhibit tours), catalogues, brochures, or publications. Other enhancements such as specific lecture-demonstrations, pre- or post-event talks, or workshops relevant to the proposed arts event also are eligible. Note: Projects that involve curriculum-based arts instruction are not eligible (see Arts Education in the Arts Works category).

- The unified promotion of community-wide arts activities and resources to enhance cultural tourism or activities in cultural districts(including promoting the arts to underserved populations). Unified promotion is defined as the professional assessment, design, and/or distribution of public relations tools (calendars, websites, brochures, rack cards, signage, etc.) designed to benefit several local organizations. Note: Promotional projects for a single organization are not eligible.

- The development of professionally directed public art projects. This project type is for visual arts projects only (such as murals, sculptures, or environmental art) that are developed through community engagement. Evidence of community involvement in the planning, design, or fabrication of the work must be apparent.

2. Livability: The strengthening of communities through the arts.
- Design activities for new or existing cultural facilities or civic spaces. Projects may include the preliminary planning or design process for new cultural facilities or spaces, as well as the engagement of professional design services such as streetscapes, wayfinding signage, or landscape architecture. Work may consist of, but is not limited to, architectural studies, charrettes (design workshops), design competitions, or facility feasibility or predevelopment studies (including universal design projects and accessibility assessments). Activities also may include all design stages for the renovation, restoration, or adaptive reuse of existing structures to be used as cultural facilities. Funding is not available for fund raising, donor research, or actual renovation or construction costs.

- Applicants should note that certain types of Livability activities will require applicants to provide information in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and/or the National Historic Preservation Act.

- The anticipated long-term results for Livability projects are measurable community benefits, such as growth in overall levels of social and civic engagement; arts- or design-focused changes in policies, laws, and/or regulations; job and/or revenue growth for the community; and changes in in-and-out migration patterns.

Mike Bump
Office of Research & Sponsored Programs
105E Research & Technology Center
Ohio University
Athens, Ohio 45701

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