PLEASE NOTE: APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY JUNE 1, 2017!


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PLEASE NOTE: APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY JUNE 1, 2017!



FESTIVAL 2018 BENEFICIARY GUIDELINE:
The Albany Chefs' Food & Wine Festival: Wine & Dine for the Arts (ACFWF) will maintain sole responsibility for the creation, organization, and execution of the annual festival, which includes, but is not limited to, securing sponsors, exhibitors, chefs, vintners, etc.; the collection of all income; and the distribution of net income from the annual event. The ACFWF Board of Directors will determine the final percentage of net profit distribution. In a year where there are two or more beneficiaries, it is not assumed that each beneficiary arts organization will receive an equal share of the net income.  Proceeds are distributed to each Arts organization through a point system based on the participation of and adherence to the Beneficiary requirements as outlined in the below.

 

FESTIVAL BENEFICIARY REQUIREMENTS:
• The President of the Board of Directors & Executive Director/Producing Artistic Director of each organization will attend Press Conference to announce 2017 Festival details in October 2017. Beneficiary names will then be posted on Festival Website.

• For a period of 1 year following the receipt of a donation from the ACFWF, your organization will include acknowledgement of our funding level on all internal and external marketing that lists donors/sponsors, including, but not limited to, Performance Programs, Posters, Web site/Facebook donor tabs/pages, Print media, etc.

• After the Mayor's Press conference announcement, you will post information on the home page of your website announcing your Festival participation, along with the Albany Chefs' Food & Wine Festival website link. Information is to stay on your home page through the 2018 Festival.

• Blast e-mail to your entire database of consumers, sponsors, etc., once per month starting October, November, December 2017 and January 2018, encouraging your patrons to purchase Grand Tasting & Seminar Tickets, Gala Dinner ticket, and include the Festival website link.

• The Beneficiary non-profit Board will commit to 50% or greater participation by Board Members to purchase tickets for Festival Grand Tasting & Seminars and The Gala Reception/Dinner events.

• Announce participation in Festival to audiences prior to start of all performances starting October, November & December 2017 and January 2018.

• Secure one (1) live auction item with a minimum value of $1000, and two (2) silent auction items for the "2018 Wine & Dine for the Arts Gala." Items to be delivered no later than December 15, 2017.

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