Photo: Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer
Fayetteville Advertising and Promotion Commission members awarded $99,625 to help fund 16 upcoming events and projects during the group’s regular meeting this month.
Spring A&P funding awards
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Twice each year, the commission awards funds to groups needing financial help with promoting or starting an event.
Once the applications are in, a team from the city’s tourism bureau Experience Fayetteville makes funding recommendations to the commission before the group meets. Applicants are rated on organizational capacity, administrative experience, advertising and promotional plans, and potential sales tax impact.
The group awarded $115,100 in grants last spring, and $56,620 last fall.
The largest amounts in this round were given to BikeNWA and the Walton Arts Center, which were each awarded $15,000.
BikeNWA has upgraded the annual Oz Cross cyclocross race to be part of the official UCI cyclocross calendar this year. Last year’s inaugural event was part of the USA Cycling (national governing body) calendar, but the UCI (world governing body) designation could lure top talent from across the globe. The event is set for Oct. 5-6 at Millsaps Mountain, which is where the 2022 Cyclocross World Championships (the world’s biggest cyclocross event) will be held.
The Walton Arts Center will use its grant to promote the annual Artosphere festival, scheduled for June 10-29. Local gallery Fenix Fayetteville received $5,500 for its Artosphere partnership event that will include an art exhibition, staged theatre readings, music ensembles, education workshops, and a live painting of a tridimensional mural in the alleyway leading to the gallery off the downtown square.
Other top amounts were given to TheatreSquared ($12,625) for a Christmas in Fayetteville program, Fayetteville Youth Baseball ($10,000) for spring and summer tournaments, and the Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival ($8,500).
Spring 2019 A&P Funding Awards
|Artists of NWA||Celebration of Art||$15,000||$5,000|
|Art Ventures||3 shows||$15,000||$3,000|
|Botanical Garden of the Ozarks||International Festival||$3,000||$1,000|
|Chile Pepper||2019 Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival||$10,000||$8,500|
|Fayetteville Downtown Rotary||FayRo Classic softball tournament||$4,000||$1,500|
|Fayetteville Film Festival||2019 Fayetteville Film Festival||$10,000||$3,000|
|Fayetteville Youth Baseball||2019 Spring/Summer Tournaments||$15,000||$10,000|
|Fenix Fayetteville||Our Universe festival and mural||$15,000||$5,500|
|Hogeye Marathon||Razor Run||$8,500||$6,000|
|NWA Land Trust||Immerse: Wilson Springs||$3,320||$1,500|
|Ozark Volleyball Club||OVC Events||$5,000||$3,000|
|Fayetteville Parks & Recreation||Fayetteville Race Series||$8,500||$4,000|
|Startup Junkie||Arkansas Startup Crawl||$10,000||$5,000|
|TheatreSquared||Christmas in Fayetteville||$14,255||$12,625|
|Walton Arts Center||Artosphere Festival||$15,000||$15,000|