April 2011 Fayetteville A&P funding requests are in

The April 2011 Fayetteville Advertising & Promotion Commission funding requests are in and include 15 event organizers seeking a total of nearly $200,000.

Some familiar events that received funding this time last year include the Fayetteville Half-Marathon, which received $18,000, the OffShoot Film Festival, which received $5,000, and All OUT June, which received $4,000 in 2010.

New events requesting funding this year include the Block Street Block Party, the Fayetteville Roots Festival, and the NWA Cheese Dip Festival.

Twice each year, the commission reviews applications for amounts larger than $2,000 and those applicants who are approved, receive “seed money” for their event. The money comes from leftover revenue generated by the two percent Hotel-Motel-Restaurant (HMR) tax.

The Fayetteville Advertising and Promotion Commission will meet at 2 p.m. Monday in the Fayetteville Town Center, but will not be reviewing the applications until a later date. Typically, the commissioners spend the month of April considering the requests before formally discussing award amounts at their regular May meeting.

We’ll post details on all the events seeking funding as soon as we receive more information.

April 2011 applicants

DateEvent2011 Request
Regular requests  
May 22Block Street Block Party$4,540
June 10-11Bikes, Babes & Bling$10,000
June 23-26All OUT June$5,000
July 2Run for Veterans$4,735
Aug. 26-28Fayetteville Roots Festival$10,000
Sept. 6Savor the Flavor$3,500
Fall 2011Ozark Harvest Food Festival$5,000
Fall 2011NWA Cheese Dip Festival$10,000
Oct. 13-16Offshoot Film Festival$45,650
Oct. 15-16ArtBeats Festival$7,500
Oct. 17-24National Veterans Creative Arts Festival$10,000
Nov. 19-Jan. 1Lights of the Ozarks$30,000
Dec. 10-11Fayetteville Half-Marathon$20,000
Total $165,925
Early requests  
May 14,15,17International Fulbright Concerto Competition$20,000
April 2011rockIT – NAMA week$14,000
Grand Total $199,925