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Artistic/Cultural Merit

Excellent (30-35 points) Average (21-29 points) Needs Improvement (0-20 points)
  • Project comprehensively addresses an identifiable artistic/cultural need or void in community.
  • Artistic/cultural goals and objectives are specific, attainable and measurable.
  • Project administrator or artist(s) have superior experience and/or credentials.
  • Project activities are well-suited for achieving artistic/cultural goals and, if applicable, addressing community priorities or social issues.
  • Project fills an identifiable artistic/cultural need or void in community.Artistic/cultural goals and objectives are clear and attainable.
  • Artistic/cultural goals and objectives are clear and attainable.
  • Project administrator or artist(s) have appropriate experience and/or credentials.
  • Project activities are adequate for achieving artistic/cultural goals and, if applicable, addressing community priorities or social issues.
  • It is unclear or unstated whether or how the project fills an identifiable artistic/cultural need or void in community.
  • Artistic/cultural goals are unrealistic or offer little information about how community members will be engaged.
  • Project administrator or artist(s) have little experience and/or background in the arts.
  • Project activities are ill-suited for achieving artistic/cultural goals and/or addressing community priorities or social issues.

 

Community Engagement & Participation

Excellent (30-35 points) Average (21-29 points) Needs Improvement (0-20 points)
  • Application demonstrates that project will have broad and significant impact upon the community.
  • Project offers participants active or in-depth opportunities for authentic arts/cultural experiences.
  • Project is community driven and makes use of local artistic/cultural assets.
  • Applicant has logical and appropriate means for tracking progress toward project goals.
  • Intended impact of project activities on community is clear and realistic.
  • Project offers participants opportunities for authentic arts/cultural experiences.
  • Project is planned with community input and/or makes use of local artistic/cultural assets.
  • Applicant has acceptable means for tracking progress toward project goals.
  • Project’s intended impact or significance to community is unclear.
  • Arts/cultural experiences offered by applicant are incidental or superficial.
  • Project is planned without community input or use of local artistic/cultural assets.
  • Applicant has no or unclear means for tracking progress toward project goals.

 

Budget and Financial Support

Excellent (18-20 points) Average (13-18 points) Needs Improvement (0-12 points)
  • Budget includes detailed and accurate cost and income information.
  • Relationship between project costs and project narrative is understandable and comparable.
  • ABC is one of many funding sources being pursued, including earned revenue.
  • Budget includes accurate cost and income information.
  • · Budget and narrative match and consistent with each other.
  • · ABC is one of many funding sources being pursued.
  • Budget cost and income estimates are not detailed and/or inaccurate.
  • Budget and narrative do not compare and reveal inconsistencies.
  • ABC is only source of funding being pursued.

 

Operational Practice

Excellent (9-10 points) Average (6-8 points) Needs Improvement (0-5 points)
  • Application is detailed, well-written, and provides specific information about project goals and activities.
  • Organizational board reflects community demographics.
  • Communications plan is comprehensive, utilizes multiple outlets, and reaches diverse audiences.
  • Application is complete and answers all narrative questions adequately.
  • Organizational board reflects most community demographics.
  • Communications plan is adequate and utilizes multiple outlets.
  • Application is incomplete, vague or confusing.
  • Organizational board does not reflect community demographics.
  • Communications plan is inadequate for attracting the participants sought by the applicant.

 

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