Grant Programs

Art has opportunity. Arts Council Grant Programs

The Mandatory Applicant Information Session for FY2018 funding was held August 3, 2017.
Agencies not in attendance are not eligible to apply for the 2018 grants.

Complete information on all grants, as well as the application and review process, can be found in the updated Arts Council Grant Guidebook for the 2017/2018 Grants Cycle.

Operating Support– Operating Support grants assist in sustaining the core mission of established, non-profit arts organizations by providing unrestricted funding for general operations, administration, and programming costs incurred throughout the grant year. Applicant organization’s must have a base of operations in the city of Fort Worth and have at least one paid staff member (part-time or full-time).   Award Maximum: Determined by a percentage of the applicant organization’s operating budget.

Neighborhood Arts Program (NAP) Support * – NAP Support grants bring the performing, visual and interdisciplinary arts into traditionally underserved communities of Fort Worth by providing financial assistance for the cost of a single, defined program to be completed at an appropriate NAP-designated venue.   Award Maximum: Up to 50% of the proposed program budget or 25% of the organization budget.
NAP support will sunset with the 2017/2018 grant cycle. A new outreach opportunity will launch for the 2018/2019 grant cycle.


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