David GarrisonKen Reif

 

Project Grant Information for
Burlington Fine Arts League

One of the ways that BFAL supports the arts in the Des Moines County area is through funding of art -related projects created by cultural organizations, civic groups, schools, etc. This is done both on an annual basis with February application forms for Major Projects due and throughout the year at monthly meetings for Special Projects.

Emphasis on project funding is to serve as many youths and adults as possible with educational opportunities in the arts. Some examples of past projects include: artists' residencies in schools, a printed community calendar of cultural events, a performance by puppeteers, and heritage celebration events. Capital improvement projects have a low priority.  Digital photos are requested for all projects funded.

Major Projects:

Advance planning for Major grants is recommended so that adequate financial and project information can be submitted. This might include: a budget showing that applicant is also contributing to the activity (applicants should not rely solely on BFAL for funding); information about the artist; example of past similar program, number of people impacted, etc.  Please review the Guidelines for Major Projects below and download the application form.
 

BFAL Major Projects Guidelines

BFAL Major Projects Application

Deadline for Major Project applications are due the third Thursday of February


Special Projects:

The Special Projects grant is generally to respond to opportunities or needs that may arise during the year that need a little boost to be accomplished. These activities still should meet the same general project criteria. Special project applications may apply to groups or an individual's education and enrichment in the arts. A simple letter of request should be submitted in advance of the BFAL monthly meeting during the months of September -- May.
 

BFAL Special Projects Guidelines

BFAL Special Projects Request Example

 

Since money disbursed annually is raised by the GALA fundraiser, there is a finite amount allocated each year. Major Grants are approved by May. Special Projects are funded throughout the year as long as funds are available.

For more details please contact:
BFAL Projects Committee Chair, Box 243, Burlington, IA 52601

 

Past Major  & Special Project Recipients:

From the monies raised at GALA, 60% gets allocated in the form of grants to local organizations that support the arts in our area.

ART CENTER OF BURLINGTON

ART GUILD OF BURLINGTON

BEL CANTO CHORALE

BLACKHAWK ELEMENTARY

BURLINGTON CAPITOL THEATER

BURLINGTON CIVIC MUSIC

BURLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL

BURLINGTON MUNICIPAL BAND

BURLINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY

BURLINGTON STEAMBOAT DAYS

BURLINGTON YMCA/YWCA

DES MOINES COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

EDWARD STONE  MIDDLE SCHOOL

GREAT RIVER CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

HOPE HAVEN

JAMES MADISON MIDDLE SCHOOL

NORTH HILL ELEMENTARY

NOTRE DAME

PLAYERS WORKSHOP

SOUTHEAST IOWA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

SOUTHEASTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE

STARRS CAVE NATURE CENTER

SUNNYSIDE ELEMENTARY

WEST BURLINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT

YMCA/YWCA FALL THEATRE WORKSHOP

YOUNG HOUSE FAMILY SERVICES