Grant Results, June 15, 2017
Our third grant recipient, from the May 15, 2017 round, was Brian Domney, who was awarded $1,000 to assist in the cost of design, layout and printing of the program and design and launch of the website for the 2017 Metchosin Sheepdog Trial.
In addition to information about the Trial, the program and website will highlight Metchosin as a unique community with a vibrant artistic community.
Trial organizers plan to strengthen and expand the cultural side of the Trial. “In the lead-up to the Trial weekend, talks will be held on the history of sheep in Metchosin; on the role the Parry Bay Sheep Farm plays in the community and how it contributes to the image our community presents to visitors; on the nature of sheepdog trials and how a team is scored. It is hoped a professional program can be published, with information about the Trial and its competitors, about the role sheep and farms played in the early years of our community and a profiles of Metchosin and its uniqueness.”
The purpose of the grant program is to promote and support the practice of art in Metchosin. The Metchosin Arts and Cultural Centre Association (MACCA) seeks to promote Metchosin as a destination community for the arts. MACCA uses resources generated from studio rentals and fundraisers to support a range of art activities in Metchosin. The grant program offers individuals and groups the opportunity for assistance in the practice of art in Metchosin.
- Grants will be awarded two times per year based on available funds as determined by MACCA's Board.
- To be eligible to receive a grant, applicants must be members of MACCA, and have an ongoing connection to Metchosin.
- Applicants may be individuals or groups.
- Requests for up to $1,000 will be considered. Grant applications should be made for the exact amount required, with as clear an explanation as you can give of what you will be using the funds for, and what other resources you will be drawing on (for example, you may have a partial grant to cover costs from another source, or plan to self-fund). We will consider only the amount you have proposed, not make a decision to award a lesser amount, so please be specific.
- Grant applicants must describe the intended purpose of the grant and how it meets that purpose. Grants may cover education, materials, etc.
- Grantees are expected to benefit the citizens of Metchosin through art in some way as part of the intended purpose of the grant - for example, by offering to exhibit a work of art, to perform music, to share a piece of writing, to offer a public workshop, to publish locally a piece of writing. The benefit to the overall community must be clear. In particular, if a capital investment is being made (purchase of equipment for example), please be sure to clarify if there will be wider community access to/use of the item, or if it will be solely for your own use.
- While we very much want to support new developments in art and culture, we would like to see some evidence of your ability to carry out your plan — for example, that you have done something similar, or pilot tested the activity you would like to have supported.
- References matter, so please include these. We also appreciated images, social media links etc. as evidence.
- Grant applications will be invited in May and November for awards in June and December of each year.
- The decisions of the granting committee are final and may not be appealed. The committee may agree to provide feedback to unsuccessful applicants.
- Grant recipients must provide a report to MACCA on the use of the grant within six months of receipt of their grants.