The Fall 2011 A&P Fayetteville Advertising & Promotion Commission funding requests are in, and 30 event organizers are seeking a total of $433,745.
Fayetteville Underground, on the heels of a fundraising campaign announcement, submitted the largest request at $45,000, followed by the Arkansas High School Coaches All Star Games ($30,000), and the Arkansas High School Coaches Clinic ($27,500).
Organizers of the NWA Cheese Dip Classic requested $25,000 for their cheese dip competition and a new event called Fayetteville Foam Fest. Organizer John McClure originally planned to hold the first NWA Cheese Dip Classic in Fayetteville in September, but postponed the event until Spring 2012.
More familiar names on the list include TheatreSquared ($30,000), Matt Miller’s Mural Project ($13,000) and the Joe Martin Stage Race ($15,000).
It remains to be seen exactly how much money the commission will be able to distribute when they consider this round of requests on Nov. 14.
A&P Director Marilyn Heifner made it clear, however, that the $500,000 special request the commission granted to the Walton Arts Center to help fund a renovation of the Arkansas Music Pavilion in September would be paid from reserve funds, and would likely not effect the biannual distribution.
“You could pull $250,000 now and $250,000 next year and you probably wouldn’t even see a blip on the radar,” Heifner said at the September meeting.
The full list of applicants for this round of funding is listed below. We’ll have more info on the applicants soon.
Oct. 2011 applicants
|Dec. 31, 2011||Last Night||$19,500|
|Feb. 23||DECA Fashion Show||$1,800|
|March 9-10||Men’s Expo||$2,995|
|April 7||Iron Pig Festival||$5,000|
|April 14-29||Earth Day Festival||$8,450|
|April 20-22||2012 SEC Women’s Golf Championships||$7,500|
|April 20-21||Fay. Foam Fest & the NWA Cheese Dip Classic||$25,000|
|April 23-29||RockIT Music Week||$24,000|
|April 26-29||Joe Martin Stage Race||$15,000|
|May 5||Dogwood Walk||$15,000|
|March 7-11, May 17-20||Arts Live Theatre||$2,000|
|May 18-19||Weekend of Champions||$12,000|
|June 1-4, June 8-10||NCAA Baseball Regional and Super Regional||$12,000|
|June 17-25||Arkansas H. S. Coaches All Star Games||$30,000|
|June 21-25||Arkansas H. S. Coaches Clinic||$27,500|
|June 24||Ozark Valley Triathlon||$5,000|
|July 4||Fayetteville Freedom Fireworks||$25,000|
|July 26-29||Fayetteville SCR Water-Ski Championships||$12,000|
|Last weekend of July||Word Camp||$2,000|
|Aug. 30||Hooten High School Football game||$18,000|
|Sept. 6||FEST of ALL||$3,000|
|Sept. 22||Tri-State Volleyball Challenge||$3,000|
|Oct. 12||Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival||$20,000|
|Arkansas Entertainers Walk of Fame||$5,000|
|Northwest Arkansas Community Creative Center||$10,000|
|Ozark Military Museum||$10,000|
|Washington County Fair Livestock Arena||$25,000||Grand Total||$433,745|