Grant Programs

Art has opportunity. Arts Council Grant Programs

The Mandatory Applicant Information Session for FY2018/2019 funding will be held June 6, 2018 at 9 a.m. at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center (1300 Gendy Street | Fort Worth, Texas | 76107)

Organizations who wish to apply for the GO! Art Support Grant will be required to attend an additional outcome measurements workshop from 10:00-2:00 p.m. on June 6, 2018*
Agencies not in attendance will be ineligible to apply for the 2018 grants.

*Lunch will be served, please reserve your spot by emailing with the number of individuals attending from your organization. Up to 2 individuals from each organization may attend the workshop.

*Everyone will be asked to sign in as they arrive and we will double-check that everyone has signed-in before the meeting begins at 9:00 AM. In order to be fair to organizations that participate in the full meeting, we will not allow late arrivals to sign in after 9:05 AM.

Complete information on all grants, as well as the application and review process, can be found in the updated Arts Council 2018-2019 Grant Guidebook for the 2018/2019 Grants Cycle.

Operating Support Grant: A core mission support grant. Operating Support grants provide unrestricted funding to established non-profit arts organizations for general operations, administration, and programming costs incurred during the grant year.

Go! Art Program Support Grant: The Go! Art Program supports efforts which bring the performing, visual, and interdisciplinary arts into traditionally under-served communities of Fort Worth. Grant recipients will demonstrate inclusiveness of racially, culturally, and economically diverse participants as appropriate to the programs. Recipients will also demonstrate a strong commitment to outcome-based goals and reaching those which most lack other resources for art experiences.

Mini-Grants: High impact grant opportunities which are offered outside of the core grant cycle when resources are available.  The intent, eligibility and criteria often changes from year-to-year.

Fort Worth Tourist Public Improvement District (FWTPID) Grant: The FWTPID Grant is administered through the Arts Council of Fort Worth on behalf of Visit Fort Worth. The purpose of the FWTPID Cultural Initiative Grant is to provide marketing and promotional funding to arts and cultural organizations which promote and enhance the visibility of Fort Worth as an overnight destination to their patrons.

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