RESOLUTION NO. 2010-30
A RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE GRANVILLE STUDIO OF VISUAL ARTS TO SUBMIT A LETTER OF INQUIRY, ON BEHALF OF THE VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE AND THE BRYN DU COMMISSION, TO THE FORD FOUNDATION “SPACE FOR CHANGE” PLANNING AND PRE-DEVELOPMENT GRANTS
WHEREAS, the historic Bryn Du Mansion and its related buildings have dominated the landscape of eastern Granville for more than 100 years; and
WHEREAS, the Bryn Du Mansion and its related buildings are now owned by the Village of Granville on behalf of all Granville residents; and
WHEREAS, the property is now managed by the Bryn Du Commission, which was established by the Village for the purpose of managing and preserving the historic assets associated with the Bryn Du property; and
WHEREAS, the Bryn Du Commission has adopted a master plan for the Bryn Du property that contains the following Vision Statement:
“Bryn Du is a long-term asset for the community that will provide a place for cultural, recreational, and educational activities for people of all ages. Bryn Du will be preserved and enhanced to contribute to the vitality and quality of life of the Granville community”; and
WHEREAS, consistent with that vision statement, the Village of Granville in December 2008 entered into a lease agreement with the Granville Studio of Visual Arts (GSVA) whereby the GSVA would renovate the former Terrace House at Bryn Du into studio, classroom and gallery space that the GSVA would occupy in fulfilling its mission “to build minds and cultivate innovation by providing high quality creative-thinking education using the best practices in arts education;” and
WHEREAS, that master plan for the Bryn Du property also provides that the former Bryn Du stables be renovated into studios and space for the performing arts:
“The stables are proposed as a new community studio and performing arts space. The first floor of the stables could be made available for local artists to set up their own individual studios. The second floor may be developed as a small and incredibly unique performance space;” and
WHEREAS, the Bryn Du Commission and the GSVA identified and discussed an opportunity to submit a Letter of Inquiry, which would serve as a pre-application, for planning and pre-development grants for the conversion of the Bryn Du stables into affordable studio space, rehearsal space, exhibition space, and presentation space for artists; and
WHEREAS, grant requests for up to $100,000 may be submitted and such requests require no local match; and
WHEREAS, the grant requests must be made by a non-profit [501(c)(3)] organization with a track record of excellence in its programming and artistic production; and
WHEREAS, the GSVA would qualify as an applicant because it is a non-profit arts organization with an excellent and professional track record.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT resolved by Granville Village Council, State of Ohio, that:
SECTION ONE: The Granville Studio of Visual Arts, on behalf of the Village of Granville and the Bryn Du Commission, is hereby authorized, in consultation with the Bryn Du Commission, to submit a Letter of Inquiry and related follow-up applications to the Ford Foundation for planning and pre-development grants related to the proposed conversion of the Bryn Du stables into studio and performing arts space.
SECTION TWO: The Letter of Inquiry may be submitted during the spring 2010 cycle or the fall 2010 cycle, at the GSVA’s discretion, in consultation with the Bryn Du Commission.
SECTION THREE: The Village of Granville may be listed in the Letter of Inquiry as a supporter and confirmed partner of the proposed project.
SECTION FOUR: This resolution shall take effect from and after the date of its passage, the earliest period allowed by law.
Passed this 19th day of May, 2010.