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Cultural Funding Programs
Cultural Funding Programs are available to provide support to local arts and cultural organizations and other community-based organizations that provide high quality arts experiences that are innovative, accessible and appealing to El Pasoans and that promote cultural tourism.

The City of El Paso will award cultural services contracts through the following funding programs:
  • Operating Support Program (OSP): OSP is designed to support the organizational stability of El Paso's arts and cultural assets and to cultivate organizational growth and professional development. This category is open to organizations with a minimum of a three (3) year funding history from the Museums and Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD).
     
  • Project Support Program (PSP): PSP supports programs that provide high quality arts experiences that are innovative, accessible and appealing to local residents and visitors alike. Project support funds can be used for all project related expenses such as, administration, production costs, artistic fees, coordination (including staffing), audience development, outreach and marketing.
     
  • Community Arts Program (CAP): Provides funding for non-profit arts and cultural organizations and individual artists to provide a variety of arts and cultural activities that have a focus on arts education and community arts development. The program will create a roster of arts and culture providers available to provide services throughout the city. It is designed to encourage creative interaction among artists, residents and neighborhoods, as well as to encourage collaboration between artists and community-based organizations/services. (Please Visit Arts & Education for more Info)
     
  • Artist Incubator Program (AIP): This program promotes awareness of the contribution that El Paso artist make in our community. This program will provide funding directly to individual artists. Individuals funded through this program must provide a report at the conclusion of a program or event that includes attendance, location, an evaluation of the program, and financial statement.
     

 
SCHEDULE FOR PANEL REVIEWS
FOR APPLICANTS OF THE CULTURAL FUNDING GRANTS PROGRAM

REMINDERS:
  • Arrive 10 minutes early
  • Applicant’s Failure to attend the review panel  will result in a reduction of 20 points from the total 100 score
  • MCAD will not accept late attachments or supplemental materials that were not submitted with the application. Please do not bring these items to the review panel.
 
 
El Paso History Museum
Seminar Room
510 N. Santa Fe
El Paso, TX 79901
 
 
Operational Support Program June 3, 2014
El Paso Symphony Orchestra 9:30am
Tom Lea Institute 10:00am
El Paso Holocaust and Study Center 10:30am
Centro Cultural La Fe 11:15am
Kids Excel 12:30pm
El Paso Pro-Musica. 1:00pm
Creative Kids 1:30pm
El Paso Opera 2:00pm 
   
Project Support Program June 10, 2014
Juntos Art Association 8:30am
Ballet Folklorico Paso del Norte 8:50 am
Las Artistas 9:10 am
El Paso Choral Society 9:30am
Contemporary Mexican Literature Conference 10:05am
La Mujer Obrera 10:25am
El Paso Sungold Sweet Adelines 10:45am
The El Paso Educational Initiative 11:05am
El Paso Wind Symphony 11:25am
Fiesta de las Flores 12:30pm
Gilbert & Sullivan 12:50pm
Latinitas 1:10 pm
El Paso Youth Ballet 1:30pm
Lydia Patterson Institute 1:50 pm
RGPG Productions 2:10 pm
 Project Vida 2:45 pm
Wise Latina International 3:05pm
El Paso Summer Music Festival 3:25pm
El Paso Art Association 3:45pm
Centro Cultural Mexicano Paso del Norte 4:05pm
El Paso Chamber of Commerce Ed. Foundation 4:25pm
   
Community Arts Program June 17,2014
Jena Camp 9:00am
Angela Reza Turres 9:20am
Nancy Green 9:40am
Benjamin Guerrero 10:00am
Aryk Gardea 10:20am
Lorraine Navarrete 10:55am
Cristela Gonzalez Bond 11:15am
Capoeira Quinto Sol 11:35am
Maria Natividad 11:55am
Monica E. Gomez 1:00pm
Terry Wright 1:20pm
Hector Serrano 1:40pm
Rosa Guerrero 2:00pm
Border Senses 2:20pm
Nina Gomez 2:40pm
Mauricio Rene Gonzalez 3:00pm
Centro Artístico y Cultural Buena Vista 3:20pm
Carlos de la Garza Garcia 3:40pm
Luis Castaneda 4:15pm
   
Community Arts Program June 18, 2014
Mack Goldsbury 9:00am
Xochitl Rodriguez 9:20am
Ana Elizabeth Ochoa 9:40am
Oscar Macchioni 10:00am
Chamber Music Consortium of the Southwest 10:20am
John R. Kern 10:55am
David Mills 11:15am
John De Frank 12:15pm
Dr. Cynthia Jay 12:35pm 
   
Artist Incubator Program June 24, 2014
Amalia Castro 9:00am 
Laura Noelle Mullenix 9:20am 
Ramon Cardenas  9:40am 
Theresa Frances Lopez 10:00am
Francisco Delgado 10:35am
Efren Lechuga 10:55am
Jason Favela 11:15am
Linda Gallegos  11:35am
Manuel Guerra 11:55am
Gabriel Gaytan 1:00pm
Cynthia Lynn Evans 1:20pm
Laura Turón 1:40pm
 
 
GENERAL CULTURAL FUNDING GUIDELINES
FUNDING PROGRAM TIMELINE
Fiscal Year 2014-2015
 
March 3, 2013
 
 
 
Guidelines & Applications available online
Each applicant will be responsible for printing their own copy of the Cultural Funding Guidelines and the Application of the Program for which you will apply.
ORIENTATION SESSIONS  -  ATTENDANCE MANDATORY FOR ALL APPLICANTS
Operational Support Program   
 
EARLY BIRD SESSIONS:
March 11, 2014
AM session 9:00am -9:45am
City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department
Board Room
400 West San Antonio Suite A
El Paso, TX 79901
LATE SESSIONS:
No late Session
Project Support Program
 
March 18, 2014
AM session 10:00am-10:45am
Judge Marquez Library
610 N. Yarborough
El Paso, Texas 79915
or
March 20, 2014
PM session  5:30pm - 6:15pm
El Paso City Hall, Main Room 2nd Floor
300 N. Campbell
El Paso, Texas 79901
April 15, 2014
AM session 10:00-10:45am
Cisneros Library
1300 Hawkins
El Paso, Texas 79925
or
April 15, 2014
PM session  5:30pm-6:15pm
El Paso City Hall, Main Room
2nd Floor
300 N. Campbell
El Paso, Texas 79901
Community Arts Program
 
March 18, 2014
AM session 11am-11:45am
Judge Marquez Library,
610 N. Yarborough
El Paso, Texas 79915
Or
March 20, 2014
PM session 6:15pm-7pm
El Paso City Hall, Main Room 2nd Floor
300 N. Campbell
El Paso, Texas 79901
April  15, 2014
AM session 11:00am-11:45am
Cisneros Library
1300 Hawkins
El Paso, Texas 79925
Or
April 15, 2014
PM session 6:15pm-7:00pm
El Paso City Hall, Main Room
2nd Floor
300 N. Campbell
El Paso, TX 79901
Artist Incubator Program
 
March 18, 2014
AM session  12:00pm-12:45pm
Judge Marquez Library,
610 N. Yarborough
El Paso, Texas 79915
or
March 20, 2014
PM session    7:00pm-7:45pm
El Paso City Hall, Main Room 2nd Floor
300 N. Campbell
El Paso, Texas 79901
April 15, 2014
AM session  12:00pm-12:45pm
Cisneros Library
1300 Hawkins
El Paso, Texas 79925
or
April 15, 2014
PM session    7:00pm-7:45pm
El Paso City Hall, Main Room
2nd Floor
300 N. Campbell
El Paso, TX 79901
April 28, 2014
 
Application Due
Applications must be hand delivered or postmarked by the deadline date.
OSP, PSP, CAP, AIP.
May 29, 2014
 
Applicant schedule panel review times will be posted online:
www.elpasoartsandculture.org
It is the applicant’s responsibility to check the review time online, no other notices will be sent.
El Paso Museum of History, Seminar Room
June 3, 2014
June 10, 11, 2014
June 17, 18, 2014
June 24, 25, 2014
 
Panel Review Sessions
Failure to attend the panel meeting will result in a reduction of 20 points

Operational Support Program (OSP) Panel Review
Project Support Program (PSP) Panel Review
Community Arts Program (CAP) Panel Review
Artist Incubator Program (AIP) Panel Review
July 17, 2014
 
Program Recommendations
Based on applicant’s scores and availability of funds, recommendations for awards and declines are forwarded to the Museums and Cultural Affairs Advisory Board (MCAAB) for review and approval
End of August, 2014
 
City Council approves FY 2014 City Budget   
 
Funding amount determination letter will be sent out to all awardees or declines after City Council Approval of the Budget for FY 2015 (September 2014 through August 2015)
September, 2014
 
Contracts will be drafted for Fiscal Year 2015
(September 1, 2014 through August 15, 2015)
All contracts must be signed no later than November 15, 2014


 

The Application Package by Program (Fiscal Year 2014-2015)
This format is an abridged version of each program. A simpler Application Guidelines for each program.
 
 

 
Reports for Fiscal Year 2014 (Fiscal Year 2013-2014)
 
 Operational Support Program (OSP)
 
 Project Support Program (PSP)
 

City Departments On The Web
 
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