The fund can award up to $2,000 to any public or private organization that has received or applied for tax-exempt status. Projects that may be considered for the grant include, but are not limited to, dance, theater, visual arts, media, music, literature, multi-discipline, arts-related conferences, architecture and exhibitions.
Criteria include need for financial support, potential for creating new audiences or new artistic experiences for audiences, quality of programming, and community-wide impact.
Applications are available online at www.stjoearts.org and at the Allied Arts Council office, 118 S. 8th Street, St. Joseph, MO. The application deadline is April 15, 2013.
The Morton Fund was established to pay tribute to the late David H. Morton’s leadership in the St. Joseph arts community, and accepts contributions at any time. For more information about the fund, call Teresa Fankhauser at the Allied Arts Council at 233-0231.