GENERAL FUND GRANT The St. George Arts Commission was established by the City Council in 1990 to act as an advisory body for the cultural development of the City and to make recommendations for the disbursement of City funds in support of the arts. Funding is appropriated yearly by the Mayor and City Council and disbursed following recommendation by the Arts Commission. ROLLING APPLICATION General Fund Grant Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. Once an application has been submitted, review and vote on award takes place at the next monthly meeting of the Arts Commission, so long as the application is received 1 week in advance of the meeting. Awards may be distributed until the end of the fiscal year or until the yearly alloted amount has been completely disbursed. CATEGORIES FOR SUPPORT General Fund Grants may be awarded to: 1) General Support for art related programs and organizations that do not qualify for City RAP tax grant support. 2) Individual artist grants for St. George based presentations, exhibits or performances. 3) Collaborative project grants by St. George based arts groups for new (first time) art focused projects, presentations, exhibits or performances. 4) Local Folk Arts Preservation projects or apprenticeships. Please see guidelines (pp. 8-12) for further criteria on each of these categories. AWARD NOTES Support from the City budget should not be considered the primary source of funding for any arts organization. The Arts Commission encourages applicants to have other primary funding sources. This grant program is competitive. An award for the current year does not guarantee an award for the following year(s).