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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                            September 30, 2005 Release No. M-75                                                                           

 

 

DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR CULTURE AND ARTS GRANT APPLICATIONS

 

            The City has extended the deadline for organizations to apply for grants of up to $5,000 to create new works of culture and art to October 15, 2005, Mayor Mufi Hannemann announced today.

 

The grants are available in the fields of dance, theatre, music and literature to tax-exempt, charitable and publicly supported organizations (as defined by the Internal Revenue Service) in the City and County of Honolulu. The projects must benefit the people of Oahu.

 

“Arts play a vital role in defining a great city,” said Hannemann. “This new grant program is aimed at stimulating the culture and arts community and fostering their participation with the City in celebrating Honolulu’s artistic richness.”

 

 

Applicants are invited to contact the Mayor’s Office of Culture and Arts at 523-4674 or via e-mail at moca-info@honolulu.gov  for information regarding applications. Proposals must be hand-delivered or mailed by October 15 to the Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts, 530 South King Street, Room 404, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813.

 

As a general rule, organizations will be limited to one grant per fiscal year (July 1 to June 30). Funds arew not granted for scholarship programs, to benefit individuals, or for religious programs. Grants are also not intended for conferences, festivals or for operating support.

 

Proposals will only be accepted from organizations that can confirm their 501(c) (3) status. All funded organizations will be required to submit a final grant report that includes a financial statement for the period in which the grant is spent and a narrative describing the outcome of the funded project.

 

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Contact:

 

Michael Pili Pang, executive director, Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts, 523-4674

 

Friday, September 30, 2005

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