January 21, 2005

Guidelines and Applications For The City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture’s

FY2006 Festivals and Celebrations Programs are now Available

The City of San Commission for arts and Culture (Commission) announces the release of the FY2006 Festivals and Celebrations Program guidelines and application. Each year the Commission provides matching funds to approximately 50 neighborhood street fairs and community cultural festivals through the Festivals and Celebrations Program. Application deadline is Monday, February 28, 2005. Guidelines and applications can be obtained by calling (619) 533-3050. They are also available on the Commis-sion’s website at www.san diego.gov/arts-culture.

Applicants must be tax-exempt organizations or have an appropriate tax-exempt fiscal sponsor. Eligible programs are regionally significant, community or neighborhood celebrations, taking place within the San Diego city limits between July 1, 2005 and June 30, 2006. Competitive projects must provide access to a wide public, while broadening an understanding and appreciation of our heritage and culture.

The Commission’s purpose, through the Festivals and Celebrations Program, is to enable the delivery of quality arts and cultural programs and services which enrich the quality of life of San Diego neighborhoods. Program goals include: involving communities in the development of neighborhood specific or regionally significant events which enhance pride, identity and unity; supporting innovation and creativity in programs and events which stimulate communication between different cultures and ethnic groups; and raising the visibility of San Diego as a desirable place to live, visit and do business.

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