On an annual basis, the City of Bainbridge Island provides significant financial support to local nonprofit organizations to support cultural programs in the community.The City uses a two-year funding cycle to solicit proposals from local non-profits seeking City funding for cultural activities that serve the residents of Bainbridge Island.
Seventeen (17) cultural organizations were granted awards for the 2018-2019 grant cycle. The City’s biennial budget provides $300,000 in funding to support cultural activities in the community.The City Council created a new process to determine how these funds should be awarded, and has initiated a two-year cycle for considering funding proposals for 2018-2019 activities. The Cultural Funding Advisory Committee(CFAC) was formed to provide a mechanism for direct input from community members on how the City funding should be deployed. Through their work on the new committee, CFAC members will allow the City to benefit from the community’s own extensive knowledge about our cultural sector, and to tap the enthusiasm and experience of local leaders.
For more information on the deadlines see the COBI website at http://wa-bainbridgeisland2.civicplus.com/948/City-Funded-Cultural-Activities.