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ace and its purpose!

The Arts & Cultural Events (ACE) Grant exists to support, encourage, & promote artistic expression, to enhance student activities, and to advance educational opportunities in order to foster an enriched and successful education while continuing relationship building within our community.

The ACE Grant's purpose is to provide financial, promotional, and programming developmental support & implementation for artistic and cultural events at SLCC.

ACE may sponsor arts & cultural programming/events that have expressions of: Theater, art or fashion shows, literature, painting, sculpture, poetry, music, dance, architecture, rituals, spirituality, and storytelling.


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Deadline Dates for ACE Grant Requests 2023-2024

Proposal Deadlines Committee Meeting Results Shared
Mon. 7/31/23 8/10/2023 8/17/2023
Thur. 8/31/23 9/7/2023 9/14/2023
Sat. 9/30/23 10/12/2023 10/19/2023
Tue. 10/31/23 11/9/2023 11/16/2023
Thur. 11/30/23 12/7/2023 12/14/2023
Sun. 12/31/23 1/11/2024 1/18/2024
Wed. 1/31/24 2/8/2024 2/15/2024
Thur. 2/29/24 3/7/2024 3/14/2024
Sun. 3/31/24 4/11/2024 4/18/2024
Tue. 4/30/24 5/9/2024 5/16/2024
No application review June & July 2024

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but are recommended to be submitted 2 months prior to an event.

The ACE Committee meets once a month to make funding decisions and you will be notified of the committee's decision as soon as possible. If awarded, ACE cannot guarantee funding to be available before your event, so please turn in your applications as early as possible!

Please be aware that your event may require contracting needs for entertainment and/or speakers. There may be deadlines of up to 6 weeks for these contracts. ACE will not be responsible for your contracting needs but will be considering this during the decision making process, thank you.


All members of the SLCC community and encouraged to apply for funding for an Arts & Cultural Event or program. Collaborations between students and faculty/staff are encouraged.  

ACE Grants are awarded for up to $10,000. 

  • Applying for $2,500 or less in funding for arts and cultural events or programs. This may include in-class speaker funding requests. Requests of this amount do have a quicker approval process however, your application 
    • Recommended submission 2 months in prior to an event.


  • Applying for more than $2,500 in funding for arts and cultural events or programs may have additional requirements such as a committee presentation in addition to the application, a post-event survey, possible contract and event marketing guidelines.
    • Recommended submission 2 months in prior to an event.

Please gather the following information to complete your ACE funding application request:

Detailed information about your event including date(s), time(s), and location(s) of your event. You will be asked to answer some criteria questions (see tab below): Alignment, Planning: Marketing and Budget information.

Applications will be evaluated and scored on five categories which will be also listed on the application:

  • Alignment with ACE: How does your event meet ACE’s Purpose Statement (above)?
  • Planning: We want to see student involvement! How are you planning with students, staff and faculty?
  • Marketing: How will you be advertising your event? Whether it’s social media, Campus Groups, or posters, let us know how you plan to market your event!
  • Budget: How do you plan on funding your event overall? We also want to know specifically how you would use ACE grant funding towards your event.

For grants requests over $2,500 (up to $10,000), ACE requires a presentation be given by the requestor(s). After the application has been received, we will invite you to join one of our next monthly ACE committee meetings to discuss the details of your event and your ACE request. These meetings are typically held virtually but could be in-person.

Here are some tips to prepare:

  • Plan your presentation to be approximately 10 minutes.
  • There will be roughly 10 minutes afterwards for questions from our committee.
  • Feel free to invite as many participants as you would like.
  • A slide presentation is helpful but not required.
  • In your presentation, please discuss the following:
    • Event logistics: date, time, location, anticipated number of attendees. Is it open to all students?
    • Budget: How much money are you requesting? How will the funding be used?
    • Alignment: How does your event connect with ACE mission?
    • Marketing: What strategies will be used to advertise the SLCC community (students, staff, faculty). Will you be able to follow the ACE marketing guidelines (use of ACE logo on print/social media advertisements; creation of an SLCC calendar event).
    • Planning: We want to ensure your event is implemented. How far along in the planning process are you? What contracts have been signed? Spaces reserved? What remains uncertain? etc.

After applications are submitted, someone from your committee may be asked to give a 10-15 minute presentation on your event.

You will be notified once a decision is made by the committee. If your proposal is awarded, a new budget index will be created specifically for your event and funding will be transferred over. Additional information will be provided in your awards letter.

Additional questions?

Please contact the ACE Co-Chairs and program Coordinator.

Timothy Davis, Director, Thayne Center (Co-Chair),
Ulysses Tongaonevai, Director, ODMA (Co-Chair),
Miranda Obic, Coordinator for ACE & Event Support,