Lt. Governor`s Distinguished Young Artists Awards

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Lt. Governor`s Distinguished Young Artists Awards
CITY COUNCIL
AGENDA REPORT
Subject:
LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR DISTINGUISHED YOUNG
ARTISTS AWARDS
Recommendation(s)
That the following Lieutenant Governor Distinguished Young Artists Awards be
awarded for 2015:
Individual/Group/
Organization
Purpose
Amount
Riley Chernoff
Berklee College of Music summer
performance program
$ 500
Scout Radomski
Joffrey Ballet School summer dance
program
$ 500
Karina Cox
Performing Arts Project summer theatre
program
$ 500
Shelby Johnson
Letterpress workshop
$ 200
Jarrett Krissa
Banff Centre vocal workshop
$ 200
Shelby Lynn
Wapoose
Literary and art project
$ 200
Janae Olsen
Vancouver International Dance Festival
$ 200
Morgan Henderson
Youth Write Camp
$ 200
Total:
$2,500
City Council Agenda
May 19, 2015 / Page 1
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Purpose of Report
In accordance with City Policy C-CS-10, Lieutenant Governor Distinguished Young
Artists Program, this report provides recommendations from a sub-committee of
the St. Albert Cultivates the Arts Society for the 2015 intake of applications for the
Lieutenant Governor Distinguished Young Artists Program.
Council Direction
December 1st Budget meeting:
Moved by Councillor Heron (PM11-11)
The City of St. Albert establishes Young Artists Legacy Grant Program using the
$9,617.00 surplus from the 2011 Lieutenant Governors Gala Event. The funds to
be placed in a City Reserve and only the interest earned be used for the grant
program. The City of St. Albert will allocate $1,000 per year to be added to the
annual interest earned. Grants to be reviewed by the St. Albert Cultivates the Arts
Society, including a City of St. Albert representative.
November 5, 2012
(C515-2012) Moved by Councillor Heron
That Policy C-CS-10 - Lieutenant Governor Distinguished Young Artists Legacy
Program be approved.
CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Background and Discussion
Eleven applications were received in 2015 totaling $6,000 in requests for funding.
The St. Albert Cultivates the Arts Society, including a representative from Cultural
Services, reviewed the applications in a round table forum. Each member was
asked to review all applications for their eligibility with regard to the grant
regulations and to make a preliminary allocation based on available funding.
Members were then asked to present their views and allocation recommendations.
To conclude the process the committee is recommending to Council that the
funding allocations be approved for 2015.
Applicant #1:
Riley Chernoff
Funding recommendation $500
Riley is attending the Berklee College of Music summer performance program from
July 11 – August 15, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts.
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Applicant #2:
Scout Radomski
Funding recommendation $500
Scout is attending the Joffrey Ballet School summer dance intensive program from
June 29 – July 4, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.
Applicant #3:
Karina Cox
Funding recommendation $500
Karina is attending the Performing Arts Project intensive summer program from
June 28 – July 19, 2015 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Applicant #4:
Shelby Johnson
Funding recommendation $200
Shelby will be taking a Letterpress Workshop from June 1 – 15, 2015 at SNAP
Studios in Edmonton.
Applicant #5:
Jarrett Krissa
Funding recommendation $200
Jarrett is taking a vocal workshop from May 18 – 20, 2015 at the Banff Centre.
Applicant #6:
Shelby Lynn Wapoose
Funding recommendation $200
Shelby Lynn is collaborating with and being mentored by artists at VASA to create
a book of poetry and artwork.
Applicant #7:
Janae Olsen
Funding recommendation $200
Janae is attending the Vancouver International Dance Festival from August 28 –
30, 2015 in Vancouver, BC.
Applicant #8:
Morgan Henderson
Funding recommendation $200
Morgan is attending the Youth Write Camp from June 28 – July 3, 2015 in Bragg
Creek, AB.
The St. Albert Cultivates the Arts Committee – declined grant applications:
• Andrew Boyd – application did not meet the criteria as the funds were
paying for regular, ongoing lessons and not a recognized workshop or
program as per the policy.
•
Meghan MacDougall – application did not meet the criteria as the funds
were paying for regular, ongoing lessons and not a recognized workshop
or program as per the policy
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•
Zero Gravity Dance Company – application did not meet the criteria as
the majority of the applicants were not from St. Albert and 7 out of 15
dancers do not meet the minimum age requirement of age 13.
Stakeholder Communications or Engagement
•
Distributed information to the public via:
o Email blasts
o Cultural Services newsletter
o Posters
o City of St. Albert website
o Social media platforms
Implications of Recommendation(s)
a) Financial:
•
The funding amount available for this program is equivalent to the interest
earned from the principal investment of $19,617.00.
•
The City of St. Albert allocates $1,000 per year, which will be added to the
annual interest earned from the principal investment.
Annual allotment
$1,000
2015 interest
$400
Unused interest
$1,100
The funds available for allocation in 2015 total $2,500.
The St. Albert Cultivates the Arts Society recommends that the due to the
high quality and number of applicants that the unused interest be used for
the awards.
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b) Legal / Risk:
• Grant recipients are required to utilize funds as specifically authorized and
to report to the City, in a specified manner, on the use of those funds.
c) Program or Service:
• Existing program that supports the development of youth in the community.
d) Organizational:
• None at this time
Alternatives and Implications Considered
If Council does not wish to support the recommendation, the following alternatives
could be considered:
Alternative 1 - Council may choose not to approve the recommendations and refer
back to the committee for future review and consideration.
Strategic Connections
a) Council’s Strategic Outcomes and Priorities (See Policy C-CG-02)
• CULTIVATE A HISTORIC, CREATIVE, AND ACTIVE COMMUNITY: A vibrant
and involved community with a variety of culture, recreation and heritage
opportunities.
• Develop youth participation in the arts.
• CULTIVATE A SAFE, HEALTHY AND INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY: A community
that provides opportunities for everyone to realize their potential in a
thinking, caring and connected way.
• Youth able to pass on their acquired knowledge and lead others in
the community.
b) Long Term Plans
• Cultural Master Plan recommendations
• Nurture next generation of participants
• Strengthen cultural community – seed grant and training program
c) Corporate Objectives
• Deliver programs and services that meet or exceed our standards
• Ensure our customers are very satisfied
d) Council Policies
• City Policy C-CS-10, Lieutenant Governor Distinguished Young Artists
Program
e) Other Plans or Initiatives (Business Plans, Implementation Strategies, etc.)
• N/A
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Attachment(s)
1. City Council Policy C-CS-10, Lieutenant Governor Distinguished Young Artists
Legacy Program
Originating Department(s):
Author(s):
General Manager Approval:
City Manager Signature:
Cultural Services
Tamsin Brooks, Community Cultural Coordinator
Chris Jardine, GM, CPS
Date:
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Attachment 1
C-CS-10
City of St. Albert
CITY COUNCIL POLICY
AUTHORITY
City Council
APPROVED
Res. No.
mm dd
C515-2012 11 05
Lieutenant Governor Distinguished
Young Artists Legacy Program
REVISED
Res. No.
mm dd
C561-2014
12 15
Purpose
To facilitate the development of young aspiring artists from the St. Albert community by
providing funding assistance for training, education, or a career advancement opportunity.
Policy
The legacy given to the community from the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta’s Distinguished
Artists Awards supports development of young artists in the St. Albert community by providing
financial assistance for education and professional development and travel to showcase
events and/or conferences.
Definitions
“Arts Disciplines” include visual arts, theatre, music, musical theatre, literary, film and new
media, and multi-media.
“Aspiring Artists” means a young individual or youth group wishing to pursue a career or is
pursuing a career in the arts.
“Career Advancement Opportunity” means attendance as a registered delegate at a
conference or a participant at a career related workshop.
“Eligible Applicant” means either an individual or a group as further defined in the policy.
“Eligible Education, Training, Instruction, Professional Development” means a recognized
workshop or program in a related arts discipline.
“Eligible Expenses” means an expense directly related to an eligible project for training,
education or career advancement. Expenses could include registration fees, tuition fees,
workshop fees, master class registration and/or travel fees to attend a national or international
conference or workshop including flight and accommodation costs. This grant is meant for
short term programs and opportunities that enhance artistic development beyond regular
training.
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“Group” means a group of 2 or more youth, with the majority of the group having permanent
residence in the St. Albert community, who are pursuing a career in the arts.
“Ineligible Expenses” include capital items such as equipment purchases or rental fees, studio
rehearsal space or recording time and post secondary tuition fees.
“St. Albert community” means being within the City of St. Albert boundaries.
“Youth Individual” means an individual aged 13 to 21 years who has permanent residence in
the St. Albert community, and is pursuing a career in the arts.
Responsibilities
1. Applicants may expend funds only as specified in the application.
2. On an annual basis a subcommittee of the St. Albert Cultivates the Arts Society, as well as
a City of St. Albert Cultural Services representative, shall review the applications and make
funding recommendations to Council.
3. Applicants shall submit a final report to Cultural Services highlighting how the funds were
utilized, the benefits received by the applicant, and how they might further contribute to the
community. Final report forms are available from the Cultural Services department.
Standards
1. Applications shall be received in April of each year.
2. Preference will be given to applicants who have not received a grant previously.
3. Consideration will be given to applications for programs, conferences or activities with a
commencement date between January 1 – December 31. Submission deadline for all
applications will be in April.
4. Grants shall be awarded by Council in May of each year
Maximum funding awarded will be as follows:
• Individual applicants: $500
• Group applicants: $1000
5 Grant support is limited to the interest derived from the principle amount from the
Lieutenant Governor of Alberta’s Distinguished Artists Awards in addition to an annual
allotment of $1000 from the City.
6. The number and amount of grants awarded will be determined by the committee on an
annual basis.
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7. Unallocated funds shall be added to the principle amount.
8. The funds shall be held in a City of St. Albert reserve.
9. Successful applicants must wait one calendar year before re-applying for funding.
City of St. Albert
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