The purpose of the Art, Culture, and Entertainment, Inc. Mini Grant Program is to grant State of Florida Specialty License Plate funds through an equitable process to mission based arts, culture and entertainment organizations throughout Escambia County, Florida.
The program has two main goals for funding:
1. To act as an introductory grant program for Florida Not-For-Profit arts and cultural programming organizations or existing small 501(c)3 arts and cultural programming organizations with no prior ACE grant experience;
2. To promote professional development for small and emerging arts and cultural organizations. All applications to this program are reviewed for technical eligibility by ACE; next a panel of volunteers evaluates, scores and makes funding support recommendations to the ACE Board on the applications. Based on the organization meeting the minimum scoring requirements, the ACE Board will recommend full support of the organization.
This grant supports small organizations that meet basic eligibility criteria. Artistic Excellence, Public Impact, and Program Management will be evaluated as appropriate to the intent of this program. These $1,000 Mini-Grants are limited to organizations with previous fiscal year’s total income budget of under $50,000.
Eligibility Criteria & Process
Entrance into the General Operating Support Grants Program is a two-step process, and is open to any arts, cultural, and entertainment 501(c)(3) organization in the Escambia County area. ACE defines an arts, cultural, and entertainment organization as one whose primary focus is the production, presentation, instruction and/or direct support of performing, visual, literary or media arts, heritage, and entertainment for the enrichment of the residents and visitors within the county support area.
Tuesday, August 4 at 5:15 PM at 6120 Enterprise Drive, Pensacola, FL 32505.
*All ACE meetings are open to the public