What is ACE?

Arts & Cultural Event (ACE) Grants exist to support, encourage and promote human artistic expression to celebrate and embrace difference within and among identities. ACE programming seeks to expand and strengthen the knowledge of histories of peoples marginalized by dominant ideologies and offers meaningful enrichment opportunities from a multiplicity of worldviews, beliefs, customs, and practices. 

ACE Grants support events including, but not limited to, conferences, keynote speakers, art shows, fashion shows, and programming and events intended to celebrate identities.

FAQ

All members of the SLCC community and encouraged to apply for funding for an Arts & Cultural Event or program. Collaborations between students and faculty/staff are encouraged.  

ACE Grants are awarded for up to $10,000. 

  • Applying for $2,500 or less in funding for arts and cultural events or programs. This may include in-class speaker funding requests. Requests of this amount do have a quicker approval process however, your application 
    • Must be submitted 4 weeks in advance of the event start date. 

 

  • Applying for more than $2,500 in funding for arts and cultural events or programs may have additional requirements such as a committee presentation in addition to the application, a post-event survey, possible contract and event marketing guidelines.
    • Must be submitted at least 3 months in advance of the event start date. 

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis but must be submitted at least 4 weeks in advance for ACE Grants up to $2,500 and at least 2 months in advance for ACE Grants between $2,501 and $10,000. The ACE Committee meets once a month to make funding decisions.

Event Date Up to $2,500 / Review by ACE $2,501 - $10,000 / Review by ACE
Jan 2022 Dec 1 2022 Nov 1 2022
Feb 2022 Jan 3, 2022 Dec 1, 2022
Mar 2022 Feb 1, 2022 / Feb 10 Jan 3, 2022 / n/a
Apr 2022 Mar 1, 2022 / March 10 Feb 1, 2022 / Feb 10
May 2022 Apr 1, 2022 / April 7 Mar 1, 2022 / March 10
June 2022 May 1, 2022 / May 5 Apr 1, 2022 / April 7
July 2022 June 1, 2022 / June 9 May 1, 2022 / May 5
Aug 2022 July 1, 2022 / July 7 Jun 1, 2022 / June 9
Sept 2022 Aug 1, 2022 / Aug 11 July 1, 2022 /July 7
Oct 2022 Sept 1, 2022 / Sept 8 Aug 1, 2022 / Aug 11
Nov 2022 Oct 1, 2022 / Oct 6 Sept 1, 2022 / Sept 8
Dec 2022 Nov 1, 2022 / Nov 10 Oct 1, 2022 / Oct 6

“Please be aware that your event may require contracting needs for entertainment and/or speakers. There may be deadlines of up to 6 weeks for these contracts. ACE will not be responsible for your contracting needs but will be considering this during the decision making process, thank you.”

Applications can be found at ACE Grant Application.

Applications will be evaluated and scored on five categories:

  • Alignment with the ACE Grant purpose
  • Collaboration
  • Marketing
  • Assessment
  • Budget

After applications are submitted, someone from your committee may be asked to give a 10-15 minute presentation on your event.

You will be notified once a decision is made by the committee. If your proposal is awarded, a new budget index will be created specifically for your event and funding will be transferred over. Additional information will be provided in your awards letter.

Additional questions?

Please contact the ACE Coordinator, Michael Evans, at michael.evans@slcc.edu or 801-957-4565.