The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning, in conjunction with the Erie County Arts and Cultural Advisory Board (“EACAB”), will be kicking off the 2020 Arts and Cultural Funding Program with an application release on Friday, February 22nd. As in 2018 the applications are being released and will be due earlier in the year.
Two applications will again be available – a short form application for funding requests up to $7,500 and a long form application for those greater than $7,500. Short form applications are due by 11:59 PM on Wednesday, April 24th, while long form applications are due by 11:59 PM on Wednesday, May 1st.
The staggered deadline allows organizations more time to complete their applications and improves submission through the website.
Organizations meeting the stated Eligibility Requirements must submit their application online at www.erie.gov/CulturalFunding. Late or incomplete applications will negatively affect an organization’s application score. Submitted applications will be reviewed by the Erie Arts & Cultural Advisory Board.
On Wednesday, February 27th at 5:30 PM, interested organizations are encouraged to attend an applicant briefing during which time the Erie County Department of Environment and Planning will provide an overview of the online application and answer questions about it.
The voluntary briefing will take place in the Gallery Room at the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site at 641 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14202.