ARTS FORT WORTH GRANTS PROGRAM

Casa Mañana's production of Next to Normal, 2018. Photo courtesy of Curtis Brown Photography. 
What does the Grants Program do?
Our Grants Program helps us support our local arts organizations and artistic programs.

Our 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.

 

Through our 2021 grants we:

  • Served 2,106,952 residents and visitors in the Fort Worth area by providing funding to 29 local cultural organizations

  • Supported the operational needs through unprecedented times as we forged through the uncertainty of COVID-19

  • Distributed $1.1 million in grants due to the generosity of our donors and partners. 

Explore Our Grants Programs

Volunteer as a Grants Panelist!

Photo by Clint Weaver, courtesy of Amphibian Stage Productions.

Each year the Arts Fort Worth enlists North Texas residents with special knowledge of the arts, education, nonprofit administration, and finance to review grant applications. Grants panelists play a crucial role in the grant-making process by acting as good stewards of public dollars, ensuring that funds are used wisely by evaluating applications with a critical and objective eye. In doing so, Grants Panels allow us to fulfill our mission of creating an environment that promotes, nurtures, and supports the arts in our community!

To get involved, first carefully review the job summary. Then complete a nomination form, either for yourself or for a friend, colleague, or peer you think might make a good panelist. Panelists will be offered stipends for their service.