The Jane Lonon Legacy Fund was established in June 2019 to honor the dedication and hard work of Jane Lonon, retired director of the Ashe County Arts Council. Her devotion to the development of the arts throughout Ashe County and the region is the motivation to continue that work in perpetuity.
The Jane Lonon Legacy Fund Grant criteria support the following objectives:
1. Projects that feature fine arts, heritage crafts, or performing arts of the Appalachian region in Ashe County.
2. Projects that bring arts activities to all areas of Ashe County.
3. Art-related projects that contribute to tourism and economic development in Ashe County.
4. Art projects that celebrate the cultural and artistic diversity of people and families in the region.
All proposals should address at least one of these criteria. Addressing more than one of the criteria will strengthen the proposal. Applications will be considered from non-profit organizations, businesses, individuals, churches, performers and social organizations. Applicants may submit more than one application in any given year. Grantees may apply for future grants, but not in the year immediately following receipt of a grant. The Ashe County Arts Council (ACAC) reserves sole authority to determine the eligibility of potential grantees.
The 2021 grant is set at an amount not to exceed $2500.
USE of FUNDS
Grant funds may be requested for artist’s fees, marketing, project or interpretative materials, contractual fees, and venue rentals. Funds may not be used for capital expenditures, deficit reduction, interest on loans, litigation costs, lobbying expenses, tuition, or indirect costs which may include utilities, administrative salaries, office expenses, existing rents, telephone expenses, accounting expenses, legal expenses, and overhead.
Applicants who have questions about items eligible for funding should contact the ACAC at 336-846-2787 for a referral to a Jane Lonon Legacy Fund committee member. The ACAC has final authority over which items are eligible. Applications that are incomplete or do not meet the grant criteria will not be considered for funding.
This online application should be submitted by March 8, 2021. Applications are also available to download from https://www.ashecountyarts.org/jane-lonon-grant.php and may be submitted electronically to email@example.com by March 8, 2021 or may be mailed to Ashe County Arts Council, Jane Lonon Legacy Fund, 303 School Avenue, West Jefferson, NC, 28694 postmarked by March 8, 2021.
Notification of grants will be sent out by April 1, 2021. Funded activities must take place between May 1 of the year funded and April 30 of the following year.