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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 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 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, fifty percent or more of the cost should be provided by the individual department or college, and priority will be given to proposals with substantial cost-sharing. The maximum amount of any one Mini-Grant is $500. Grant requests are considered and grants distributed throughout the fiscal year, although the following deadline will be observed.

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 2014 is Monday, October 6. The deadline for proposals in Spring 2015 is Monday, March 2. If you have an event in Fall 2014 that occurs before October 17, the committee can review your application on a rolling basis before the deadline. Please email your application to Naomi S. Adams at adamnaom@isu.edu.

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).

Applications and final reports for a Cultural Events Committee Large Grant should be submitted to the College of Arts & Letters, consisting of the Large Grant Cover Form and the following documents paper-clipped to the form (please note that the following requirements are duplicated on the cover form):

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 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 2014 is Monday, October 6. The deadline for proposals in Spring 2015 is Monday, March 2. If you have an event in Fall 2014 that occurs before October 17, the committee can review your application on a rolling basis before the deadline. Please email your application to Naomi S. Adams at adamnaom@isu.edu.

Large Grant Cover Form

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