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CORE & CORE PLUS GRANTS

2024-2025 APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN JUNE 3 THROUGH AUGUST 2, 2024

The mission of Arts Fort Worth is to promote, nurture, and support the arts in Fort Worth. Arts Fort Worth’s competitive 
grants programs fulfill this mission by supporting local arts organizations and the artistic programming they provide within 
our city.

 

Arts Fort Worth grants are designed to: 

  • foster a culture of creativity and innovation, 

  • celebrate community diversity through inclusive artistic expression;

  • increase accessibility and encourage broad-based participation in arts activities;

  • strengthen the service capacity and business practices of arts providers; and

  • promote tourism and economic growth in the City of Fort Worth.


Apply for both operating and outreach project support in one application! CORE and CORE PLUS Grant Guidelines are now available in English and Spanish. Interested in applying? Read the guidelines below and apply here.

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CORE & CORE PLUS GUIDELINES

MANDATORY ORIENTATION OPTIONS

2024-2025 TIMELINE

2023-2024 GRANT INFORMATION

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

CORE & CORE PLUS GUIDELINES

CORE Operating Grants, formerly known as Operating Support Grants, provide core mission support through unrestricted funding to established nonprofit arts organizations for general operations, administration, and programming costs incurred during the grant year. CORE PLUS Outreach Grants support live, summertime, in-person community engagement through the performing, visual, and interdisciplinary arts in all communities of Fort Worth. Apply for both Operating and Outreach Project Support with one application! If your organization's key mission is arts education, you can apply for CORE operating only.

  • Review guidelines for matching grants available.

  • Attend mandatory in-person training for grant applicants on June 18th or June 24th. RSVP by emailing Arts Fort Worth here.

  • Determine budget size.

    • a. Budgets under $100,000, apply for CORE Operating support under Small Budget Organizations.

    • b. Budgets $100,000 and over, apply for CORE Operating support under Mid to Large Budget Organizations.

  • Create an outreach project and apply for CORE PLUS matching funds up to $20,000 through this same application.

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Mandatory training

MANDATORY ORIENTATION OPTIONS

Any representative from an applying organization must attend a grants training session. If your organization cannot attend OR you apply after the training dates, please email Arts Fort Worth at grants@artsfortworth.org


In-person 

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Fort Worth Community Arts Center | 1300 Gendy Street

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Video Conference 

Monday, June 24, 2024 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Timeline

Grant Applications Open  |  Comienzo de las solicitudes de subvención

June 3, 2024

Mandatory Applicant In-Person Training  | Capacitación presencial obligatoria para solicitantes

June 18, 2024 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 

Mandatory Applicant Virtual Training  | Capacitación obligatoria para solicitantes

June 24, 2024 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. 

Application Deadline  |  Fecha límite para presentar la solicitud

August 2, 2024

Panel Review  |   Revisión por parte del panel

September 18, 19, 25, and 26, 2024

Period of Performance Begins  |  Comienzo del periodo de presentación

October 1. 2024

Period of Performance Ends  |  Fin del periodo de presentación o puesta en escena

September 30, 2025

Award Notification  |  Notificación de adjudicación

November 2024

Period of Performance Ends  

September 2024

TIMELINE

Grant Applications Open | Comienzo de las solicitudes de subvención

June 2, 2023

Mandatory Applicant In-Person Training  |  Capacitación presencial obligatoria para solicitantes

June 8, 2023 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Application Deadline  |  Fecha límite para presentar la solicitud

July 28, 2023

Panel Review  |  Revisión por parte del panel

September 26 - 29, 2023

Period of Performance Begins  |  Comienzo del periodo de presentación

October 1. 2023

Award Notification  |  Notificación de adjudicación

November 2023

Q1 Service Report Deadline  |  Fecha límite para presentar el informe de ​servicio del Q1

January 12, 2024 by 4:00 p.m. CST

Q2 Service Report Deadline  |  Fecha límite para presentar el informe de servicio del Q2

April 12, 2024 by 4:00 p.m. CST

Q3 Service Report Deadline  |  Fecha límite para presentar el informe de servicio del (Q3)

July 12, 2024 by 4:00 p.m. CST

Period of Performance Ends  |  Fin del periodo de presentación o puesta en escena

September 30, 2024

Q4 Service Report & Final Report Deadlines |  Fechas límite para presentar el informe de servicio del Q4 y el informe final

October 11, 2024 by 4:00 p.m. CST

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Most questions can be answered in the grant guidelines. If you need further assistance, please contact Arts Fort Worth.

When are the grant announcements made?

Organizations awarded a CORE or CORE Plus grant will be notified in November 2024.  

What are organizations evaluated on?

Applications are evaluated and scored on Community impact (50 points), capability (30 points), artistic mission (20 points) for a possible total of 100 points. For full details, please read the grant guidelines. 

What if my organization missed the training?

Please email Arts Fort Worth at grants@artsfortworth.org for assistance. 

Who should attend the training? 

A representative from applicant organizations planning to apply, ideally a grant writer or someone who can communicate well with the grant writer, must particpate in either the in-person or the video conferencing.  

Other questions? Please contact Arts Fort Worth at grants@artsfortworth.org

To view the most recent Operating Support Grant Awards, click here.

 For more information about CORE Operating Grants and CORE PLUS Outreach Grants, please email grants@artsfortworth.org

CORE Grants and CORE PLUS Outreach Grants are generously funded by the City of Fort Worth.

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