The City Council approved $325,000 in arts grant funds for 29 organizations at its Monday meeting. The grants are funded through the City's Hotel/Motel Tax Fund, and recommendations on disbursement of the funds are made by the Richardson Arts Commission.
The City approved funds for four new groups: Dallas Film Society, Avant Chamber Ballet, Dallas Ballet Company and Video Association of Dallas. Each applicant submitted an event schedule, budget, financial statements and other documents. They were asked how the organization benefits the community and how it can contribute to the Cultural Arts Master Plan, approved by the City Council in April. The Arts Commission deliberated on their recommended allocation of funds on Aug. 22.
Watch a presentation about the funds at a recent City Council work session at bit.ly/15RO8Eq.