The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD) released the guidelines and applications on May 24, with an information session on May 30, for its 2012-2015 KickstArt Downtown Funding Program online at the Downtown Arts District Website; www.epdowntownarts.com, view “opportunities” to read KickstArt Downtown guidelines and submit an online application.
About KickstArt Downtown: The competitive funding program provides support for recurring arts and sporting events in El Paso’s Downtown Arts District, with a focus on promoting tourism. The program has been developed to nurture the continuing revitalization of downtown El Paso and support the Downtown Arts District.
Past recipients have included Neon Desert Music Festival, Plaza Classic Film Festival, Sun City PrideFest, and the El Paso Marathon.
Non-profit organizations, for profit entities and individuals are all eligible to apply. Applications for events taking place September 1, 2012 – August, 31, 2013 in eligible areas of downtown will be due on June 25, 2012, no later than 6:00 p.m., delivered to the Museums and Cultural Affairs Department located in City Hall.