ace and its purpose!

The Arts & Cultural Events (ACE) Grant exists to support, encourage, & promote artistic expression, to enhance student activities, and to advance educational opportunities in order to foster an enriched and successful education while continuing relationship building within our community.

The ACE Grant's purpose is to provide financial, promotional, and programming developmental support & implementation for artistic and cultural events at SLCC.

ACE may sponsor arts & cultural programming/events that have expressions of: Theater, art or fashion shows, literature, painting, sculpture, poetry, music, dance, architecture, rituals, spirituality, and storytelling.


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Deadline Dates for ACE Grant Requests 2022-2023

Requesting Funds For: Apply By: Request Reviewed On: Notification Date:
August 2022 July 1 July 7
September 2022 August 1 August 11 August 19
October 2022 September 1 September 8 September 16
November 2022 October 1 October 6 October 14
December 2022 November 1 November 10 November 18
January 2023 December 1 December 8 December 16
February 2023 January 1 January 12 January 20
March 2023 February 1 February 9 February 17
April 2023 March 1 March 9 March 17
May 2023 April 1 April 6 April 14

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis but must be submitted at least 4 weeks in advance.

The ACE Committee meets once a month to make funding decisions and you will be notified of the committee's decision as soon as possible. If awarded, ACE cannot guarantee funding to be available before your event, so please turn in your applications as early as possible!

Please be aware that your event may require contracting needs for entertainment and/or speakers. There may be deadlines of up to 6 weeks for these contracts. ACE will not be responsible for your contracting needs but will be considering this during the decision making process, thank you.

FAQ

All members of the SLCC community and encouraged to apply for funding for an Arts & Cultural Event or program. Collaborations between students and faculty/staff are encouraged.  

ACE Grants are awarded for up to $10,000. 

  • Applying for $2,500 or less in funding for arts and cultural events or programs. This may include in-class speaker funding requests. Requests of this amount do have a quicker approval process however, your application 
    • Must be submitted 4 weeks in advance of the event start date. 

 

  • Applying for more than $2,500 in funding for arts and cultural events or programs may have additional requirements such as a committee presentation in addition to the application, a post-event survey, possible contract and event marketing guidelines.
    • Must be submitted at least 3 months in advance of the event start date. 

Please gather the following information to complete your ACE funding application request:

Detailed information about your event including date(s), time(s), and location(s) of your event. You will be asked to answer some criteria questions (see tab below): Alignment, Collaboration: Marketing and Budget information.

Applications will be evaluated and scored on five categories which will be also listed on the application:

  • Alignment with ACE: How does your event meet ACE’s Purpose Statement (above)?
  • Collaboration: We want to see student involvement! How are you collaborating with students, staff and faculty?
  • Marketing: How will you be advertising your event? Whether it’s social media, Campus Groups, or posters, let us know how you plan to market your event!
  • Budget: How do you plan on funding your event overall? We also want to know specifically how you would use ACE grant funding towards your event.

For grants requests over $2,500 (up to $10,000), ACE requires a presentation be given by the requestor(s). After the application has been received, we will invite you to join one of our next monthly ACE committee meetings to discuss the details of your event and your ACE request. These meetings are typically held virtually but could be in-person.

Here are some tips to prepare:

  • Plan your presentation to be approximately 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Feel free to invite as many participants as you would like.
  • A slide presentation is helpful but not required.
  • In your presentation, please discuss the following:
    • Event logistics (who, what, when, where, etc.)
    • How you would be spending the ACE grant funds, specifically.
    • How your event aligns with ACE (see the application question).
    • Marketing strategies to advertise to the SLCC community know about this event.
  • There will be roughly 15 minutes afterwards for questions from our committee.

After applications are submitted, someone from your committee may be asked to give a 10-15 minute presentation on your event.

You will be notified once a decision is made by the committee. If your proposal is awarded, a new budget index will be created specifically for your event and funding will be transferred over. Additional information will be provided in your awards letter.

Additional questions?

Please contact the ACE Coordinator, Michael Evans, at michael.evans@slcc.edu or 801-957-4565.

You may also contact the ACE Co-Chairs, timothy.davis@slcc.edu and ulysses.tongaonevai@slcc.edu.