Summerfair Cincinnati Accepting Small Arts Organizations Award Applications

Special awards to assist local small and mid-sized arts organizations in 2014

SFC_logoCINCINNATI, Sept. 30, 2013 – Summerfair Cincinnati has announced the availability of the 2014 Small Arts Organizations Awards Applications.

These awards grant up to $2,500 to assist various local, small and mid-sized arts organizations with the creation of new programs, expansion of current programs and assistance with production or presentation expenses.

“These awards help increase opportunities to all members of the Cincinnati community regardless of age, ability, income or location,” said Sharon Strubbe, executive director of Summerfair Cincinnati. “These awards help many small to mid-sized organizations bring more works of art to fruition in their local communities. Summerfair Cincinnati is about access to art, and this is right at the heart of our mission.”

Criteria for consideration of funding requests include the quality of the art performed or produced, diversity of the target audience, the number of people benefiting from the program or project, the impact of Summerfair Cincinnati’s contribution and the potential for the program or project to attract a new audience.

Summerfair Cincinnati requests that awards be utilized for a project or program that will be completed by the end of the calendar year during which the funding is received. Organizations may receive an award for two consecutive years. However, one award cycle must pass before another application will be considered.

Some recent recipients include Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Cincinnati Landmark Productions, Lloyd Library and Museum, and Pones, Inc.

Applications need to be postmarked no later than Jan. 24, 2014 and the awards will be announced in early March and allocated by March 17, 2014. Applications can be found by visiting

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