Scores and Comments

City of Riviera Beach

Application Details

Proposal TypeCultural Facilities - New Construction
Request Amount
Total Score889.000
Average Score88.900

Panelist Scores

Panelist ScopeOfWork MatchingFunds ProjectImpact Total
Benson Lois 25 20 40 85
Davis LaVon Bracy 30 30 30 90
Deratany Tim 25 26 35 86
Dickenson Katharine 25 25 38 88
Fraser Towson 27 27 37 91
Lochrie Glenn 28 29 39 96
McMath Hope 28 24 40 92
Olson Terry 20 27 33 80
Townsend Kathryn 27 26 35 88
Williams Pat 27 27 39 93


Benson Lois - Score: 85.000
The mission statement has nothing to do with arts and culture. This appears to be a worthy project in a depressed area. However...see all of my previous comments about support from local communities
Davis LaVon Bracy - Score: 90.000

Although this seems to be a wonderful initiative, I am concerned that this project may not be used over 85% of the time as a cultural facility. In looking at the brochures and attachments, it seems that this project focuses more on athletics and recreation. It is great to see that seniors and children are the focus of this project. 

Deratany Tim - Score: 86.000
{No comments provided.}
Dickenson Katharine - Score: 88.000

This grant is well written if a little sketchy on Arts Education details. I have an idea of what you want to do with the Arts in this building but it is not fully fleshed out.

This grant can only be successful if an Arts Administrator is fully employed in the programming. Cultural programming just does not happen, it takes a professional involved from the beginning. My worry is Recreation will overshadow the Arts. Riviera Beach has a major opportunity  to create a long lasting cultural impact which will only enhance your city.

Fraser Towson - Score: 91.000
{No comments provided.}
Lochrie Glenn - Score: 96.000
Project timeline could have been more detailed. This grant would have benefited from estimates of the impact. How many visitors will come if the project is complete? Measurable outcomes and goals are always encouraged. Would have liked to see support letters from the community. Where are the surveys or polls showing community support? This grant fits in with the stated goals of the grant program. Would have liked to hear any plans around accessibility. Would have liked to hear more about the programming planned and outreach to schools and other community organizations.
McMath Hope - Score: 92.000

I really like the intent of this project and the fact that it is being built on surplus land for a transportation project in a community that otherwise has little space for arts and culture.

What was the involvement of the surrounding community in determining a need for the new facility and its future use?

Another example of hoping to see more diverse financial support in the cash match.

There is a strong description of the geographical location of this neighborhood, but I would like to see more specific demographic information outside of the broad reference to 'low income'.  We don't know this community like those who live in it and the proposal would be stronger if it contained this information. ASK at hearing for a description of the neighborhood.

What is the % of programming that is arts and cultural focused? The ARE and STARS programs do not look primarily arts focused (though important programs to have).  What is % of rental use?

Architectural plans are strong. 

Support letters are a bit too 'form'...would have been better to see more individualized statements of support.

Olson Terry - Score: 80.000

Where do the "Cultural Arts Dance Program", Art in Me, and "Introduction to Music Instruments Program" take place now.  [spelled "insruments" in your application]

It appears arts EDUCATION is the sole cultural usage.

What are the artistic qualifications of the staff that will handle the operations of the center?

I don't see evidence that the majority of the usage of the building will be for arts and cultural purposes.

Townsend Kathryn - Score: 88.000
{No comments provided.}
Williams Pat - Score: 93.000
{No comments provided.}