Fall 2011 Fayetteville A&P funding requests total over $430,000

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

Event date Event Request
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
  Fayetteville Underground $45,000
  Mural project $13,000
  Northwest Arkansas Community Creative Center $10,000
  Ozark Military Museum $10,000
  TheatreSquared $30,000
  Washington County Fair Livestock Arena $25,000
Grand Total   $433,745