A&P Commission awards first round of 2010 event funds

After announcing that there was only $31,000 available to go towards the more than $260,000 in April 2010 funding requests, Fayetteville Advertising and Promotion Commission Director Marilyn Heifner told the commission they’d need to either find some money or do some cutting.

It looks like the former was the case as the commission gave away about $150,000 this afternoon.

We were late arriving to the funding discussion, but we did manage to show up in time to hear how the money was divvied up. As for where exactly it came from (Ozarks Unbound writes that “unallocated budget money swelled the purse”) and how some of the decisions were made, we’ll have more information as soon as we can get it (or link to it).

UPDATE: Skip Descant has Heifner quoted as saying the money was located from “income above budgeted funds from last year.” (subscription may be required to read)

Until then, here are the approved funding amounts for this round.

Fayetteville A & P Commission Funding Requests – April 2010


Date Event Amount Requested Amount Received
Oct. 9-10 Fayetteville Half-Marathon $20,000 $18,000
Mid Sept. Puppets in the Park $1,000 $1,000
Sept. 25 Ozark Harvest Food Festival $4,700 $4,000
Oct. 28-29 Lewis & Clark Adventure Races $5,000 $1,300
Nov. 7 Cyclocross $2,500 $2,500
Nov. 4-7 540 Film Festival $62,000 $5,000
Nov. 21-Dec. 31 Lights of the Ozarks $30,000 $30,000
June All OUT June $10,000 $4,000
Oct. 7-10 OffShoot Film Festival $20,000 $5,000
May-Oct. Fayetteville Underground $29,057 $10,000
July 27-Aug. 8 Beauty and the Beast (WAC) $25,000 $25,000
Sept. / Dec. TheatreSquared $15,000 $6,000
Year Round Washington County Fair $36,612 $25,992
Sept. 2 Hooten’s Kickoff Classic $23,000 $10,000
June – Dec. Shop Fayetteville $1,000 $1,500
Totals   $284,869 $149,292