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Posted on: August 22, 2019

City issues Request for Proposals for cultural funding

Cultural Funding Proposals

The City of Bainbridge Island has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a two-year award cycle for Cultural Funding (2020-2021).

The City is seeking proposals for cultural projects and activities that will benefit Bainbridge Island residents and visitors during 2020-2021. A total of $300,000 will be available for distribution through a two-year funding cycle. Awards may range in size from $5,000 to $30,000 and may be used to support activities during 2020 and 2021. Special consideration will be given to organizations and projects that will use City funds to advance the community objectives identified within the Cultural Element and/or Economic Element of the City’s Comprehensive Plan. Special consideration will also be given to organizations and projects that involve robust community participation; create access to cultural activities for underserved/underrepresented communities; strengthen organizational capacity; and foster opportunities for collaboration within the cultural sector.

The City hopes to consider support for a wide range of projects and activities of varying sizes that meet the needs and interests of Bainbridge Island residents. Applicant and project requirements are included in the RFP, which is available on the City Funded Cultural Activities webpage. To be eligible, applications must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. Monday, September 30.

Applications will be reviewed by the Cultural Funding Advisory Committee (CFAC), which is comprised of seven community members and chaired by Councilmember Leslie Schneider. After reviewing the applications, the Committee will make funding recommendations to the City Council for approval.

If you have questions regarding the RFP, please contact Deputy City Manager Ellen Schroer at 206.842.2545 or

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