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File #: 15-19803    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Policy Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 2/14/2023 In control: City Council Business Meeting
On agenda: 2/27/2023 Final action:
Title: Arts and Culture Council Policy Framework
Attachments: 1. January 3, 2023 Charlotte City Council Arts and Culture Policy Memorandum
Arts and Culture Council Policy Framework

Approve the Arts and Culture Policy Framework to support and sustain a vibrant arts and culture sector that is essential to a healthy community and Charlotte's future economic and social development.

Committee Chair:
Malcolm Graham, Jobs and Economic Development Committee

Staff Resource(s):
Tracy Dodson, City Manager's Office
Priya Sircar, City Manager's Office

Proposed Framework
* The Arts and Culture Policy Framework (Framework) establishes guidelines for Council decision-making, policy development, and investments as it relates to arts and culture, including FY 2024, the final year of the Infusion Fund, and beyond.
* The Framework is comprised of seven items:
* City funding for the arts and culture will continue after the Infusion Fund expires at the end of FY 2024, subject to annual budget approvals by Council.
* Discussions will be conducted with private funders to determine their potential continuing involvement in arts and culture funding after the Infusion Fund expires.
* Efforts will be made to diversify funding support to new partners and revenue sources.
* The future funding plan will ensure adequate funds are provided to programs based in city-owned facilities.
* The Arts & Science Council (ASC) will continue to manage the city's percent-for-art program.
* Subject to agreement with private funders, other grants shall be awarded by established organization(s)(like the ASC), identified in the Charlotte Arts and Culture Plan, that have established presence in the areas supported by the Plan.
* The allocations to these funding organizations will reflect key Council priorities, as reflected in the January 3, 2023 Charlotte City Council Arts and Culture Policy Memorandum.
* This grantmaking will be accompanied by an admin fee in line with those payable to other grantmaking organizations and the city does not intend to support the operations of grantmaking bodies.
* The final State ...

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