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Cultural Events Committee

Overview

The Cultural Events Committee brings together the University and Idaho communities into a rich cultural center of activities. By sponsoring events that feature visual and performing artists, speakers, and exhibits, it becomes a link between many people of different backgrounds but with a common interest. The committee has two grant programs that are used to help sponsor appropriate events. All grant proposals should be submitted digitally to Gretchen Jensen (jensgret@isu.edu) in the College office (Campus Mail Stop 8087).

Committee Members

The following faculty members serve three-years terms on the Cultural Events Committee:

Grant Information

Eligibility

The Cultural Events Committee invites all Idaho State University Faculty, full-time and adjunct, to apply for either a Mini-Grant or Large Grant. Multiple applications from within a given department for different events will be considered. However, only one application from an individual will be funded within an academic year.

Specific deadlines, requirements and application forms for each grant are printed below. Incomplete applications will be returned.

Mini-Grant Program

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The Idaho State University Cultural Events Committee has allocated money to be awarded as Mini-Grants. The Mini-Grant program is designed to help academic departments and colleges bring to campus speakers, artists, and special programs in areas important and relevant to the interests of the university community. The intention of this program is to provide cost-share money; if possible, the individual department or college should provide fifty percent of the cost, and priority will be given to proposals with substantial cost sharing. The maximum amount of any one Mini-Grant is $500.

The Cultural Events Committee (CEC) expects to be informed in a timely manner of the schedule for the Mini-Grant speakers, artists, or special programs and to be mentioned in all publicity. Departments, colleges and schools must comply with reimbursement policies set forth in the grant guidelines, and should communicate with the chair of the committee about procedures for reimbursement. Reimbursement will be limited to actual expenses, less the cost-share contributed by the department or college. Costs for travel should be kept to a minimum by using advance-purchase airfares. Reimbursement for lodging will be limited to the current charge for a room in the Pond Student Union Building. (Please check for the most recent rate.) Refer to ISU's travel website for monetary forms.

Requests for Mini-Grants should be completed on the fillable pdf form and emailed. Please provide biographical information about the intended guest, and other supporting materials. Please type the form and any other materials included. Any questions about the Mini-Grant program should be directed to the chair of the Cultural Events Committee.

In general, the deadline for grant applications is the first Monday in October for the fall semester, and the first Monday in March for the spring semester. The deadline for proposals in Fall 2015 is Monday, October 5. The deadline for proposals in Spring 2016 is Monday, March 7. If you have an event in Fall 2015 that occurs before October 17, the committee can review your application on a rolling basis before the deadline. All grant proposals should be submitted digitally to Gretchen Jensen (jensgret@isu.edu) in the College office (Campus Mail Stop 8087).

Mini-Grant Application Form

Large Grant Program

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The Cultural Events Committee has funds available to be awarded for large grants. The Large Grant Program is designed to help departments and colleges bring to campus speakers, artists, and special programs in areas important and relevant to the interests of the university community. The amount of each grant varies according to the specific needs of the events. These grants are distributed throughout the year but before the end of the fiscal year, and to the extent of the allocated budget, which varies from year to year. Whereas cost sharing is not required, it is encouraged whenever possible. All events must be either free and open to the public, or, if admission is charged, the Cultural Events Committee will request a portion of the proceeds proportionate to the amount funded. If the Committee funds 50% or more of the costs of an event, it would receive 50% of the profits. If the Committee funds less than 50% of the costs, then it would receive the equivalent percentage of the profits (e.g., if 30% of the costs, then 30% of the profits).

A. Your request should include a hundred-word description of the project and its relevance to the university, community and to the mission of this Committee.

B. The following additional information:

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C. A detailed budget showing itemized expenses, amounts paid by cost-sharing funds, and the total amount requested from the Cultural Events Committee.

D. Final reports are only required for Large Grant applications. Reports must be submitted to the the Chair of the Cultural Events Committee in the College of Arts & Letters no later than one month after the event has taken place. Your final report should include the following:

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In general, the deadline for grant applications is the first Monday in October for the fall semester, and the first Monday in March for the spring semester. The deadline for proposals in Fall 2015 is Monday, October 5. The deadline for proposals in Spring 2016 is Monday, March 7. If you have an event in Fall 2015 that occurs before October 17, the committee can review your application on a rolling basis before the deadline. All grant proposals should be submitted digitally to Gretchen Jensen (jensgret@isu.edu) in the College office (Campus Mail Stop 8087).

Large Grant Cover Form

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The College of Arts & Letters is committed to the Students First.
Kandi Turley-Ames is the Founding Dean for the College of Arts & Letters.
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