Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Meeting Notice - Proposed Artist Relocation Program

Meeting Notice - Proposed Artist Relocation Program
Tuesday, July 8 at 10:00 am
Economic Development Council office located at 100 SW Water Street in Peoria

Persons interested in promoting the arts are invited to an open discussion on the subject of starting an artist relocation program in Peoria. A number of individuals have proposed that we start a program similar to the successful program in Paducah, Kentucky.

The city has a number of programs currently in operation that could help artists relocate to Peoria. There are programs that help with down payments and low interest loans for persons of moderate income. These programs could be shaped to appeal to artists. Other programs such as TIF and the Enterprise Zone could help.

There are limited funds for developing an artist relocation program. The Economic Development Department of Peoria could provide $4,950 for the first year. We are looking for other sources in the community to provide additional funding.
Please invite anyone who would be interested and be of help in starting the program.
For more information visit:


1. Introductions

2. Possible Funding Sources

3. Who manages the program - Request for Proposal

4. Other

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