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Foo Foo Programming Grants

Application Process – Foo Foo Festival Grant Program

Timeline – Foo Foo Festival 2024 (FFF) Grant Program

Current Important Dates
  • February 1, 2024 – In-Person Kickoff Meeting: Palafox House  – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon CT
    • (Coming Soon: Download the 2024 Kickoff Presentation Deck)
  • March 15, 2024 – REQUIRED: Organization Letter of Intent (LOI) – Due to Curator by 12:00 noon CT
  • April 12, 2024 – Procedures, Policy, Scorecard Review for Panel Meeting (Committee Only)
  • April 12, 2024 – FFF Grant Applications Open on the ACEPensacola.org website
  • April 26, 2024 – FFF Grant Deadline for applicants. Due to Curator by 12:00 noon CT.
  • May 15, 2024 – REQUIRED: Public Grant Scoring and Announcement of grant recipients – 10 a.m. CT; Bowden Building
  • June 14, 2024 – Internal Marketing Meeting – 10 a.m. CT (Committee Only)
  • July 9, 2024 – REQUIRED: External Marketing Meeting – 10 a.m. CT; Bowden Building
  • October 9, 2024 – REQUIRED: Final Check-In w/ All Grant Recipients and Friends of Foo –  10 a.m. CT; Bowden Building
  • October 31 – November 11, 2024 – 11th Annual Foo Foo Festival
  • November 15, 2024 – Recap 2024 Festival (Committee Only)
  • November 27, 2024 – DEADLINE (12 noon CT) for all grant recipients to submit their final reports including completed transactions involving expenditures of Foo Foo Grant Funds. This includes copies of cleared checks, bank statements, receipts, invoices, etc.
  • December 13, 2024 – Recap and Final Reports – Marketing, Committee, Curator, ACE Chair, Hummingbird, Giant Noise and HAAS Center.

Foo Foo Festival Guidelines and Application:

The 11th Edition of the Foo Foo Festival has been announced for October 31 – November 11, 2024

**Coming Soon**: Click Here to download the presentation deck from the 2024 Kickoff Meeting held on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024.

Foo Foo Festival programming should showcase the cultural and arts community — appealing to locals while attracting regional and national visitors as well. As part of the Foo Foo Festival budget, ACE will provide individual organizations with operational funding for the event.

In order to qualify, an organization must be a local non-profit, their proposed event must occur during the determined two-week period of the Foo Foo Festival (Oct. 31-Nov. 11, 2024), and the event must fall under the arts/culture category including, but not limited to, visual and performing arts, culinary avenues, and cultural arts.

*IMPORTANT* Letter of Intent (Required for 2024)

Beginning in 2022, the Foo Foo Festival committee asked all interested organizations to submit an official Letter of Intent (LOI) prior to submitting their grant application. This was an effort to help ensure those interested in becoming grant recipients are indeed eligible prior to submission of their full application. In 2024, this will once again be a REQUIRED item for anyone interested in applying for a Foo Foo Fest programming grant. 

For additional information on the grant application process, please e-mail curator@acepensacola.org

Apply – Foo Foo Festival Grant Program

Apply for Foo Foo Festival Grant

RESOURCES:

(Most 2024 Resources Available Now) All will be available prior to the kickoff meeting on Feb. 1, 2024.

2024 Foo Foo Festival Important Dates/Timeline (Now available)

Download 2024 Foo Foo Festival Important Dates Timeline

2024 Foo Foo Fest Frequently Asked Questions (Now Available)

Download the 2024 Foo Foo Fest FAQ

2024 Grant Scoring Sheet (Now Available)

Download the 2024 Foo Foo Programming Grant Scoring Sheet

2024 Letter of Intent (LOI) Details & Template (Now Available)

Download the 2024 Foo Foo Fest LOI Details & Template

2024 Foo Foo Festival Important Notes from Committee (Now Available)

Download 2024 Foo Foo Festival Important Notes

2024 Kickoff Meeting Presentation (Available following kickoff meeting)
2023 Award-Winning Foo Foo Festival Grant Entries (as an example)