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City of Georgetown Arts & Culture Grants

The Georgetown Arts and Culture Board invites grant proposals for art, music, theatre, dance, and cultural heritage events or projects in Georgetown twice each year. Nonprofit organizations, schools, informal arts and culture organizations, and individual artists who are creating public art, arts and culture programming, or an event open to the public are eligible to apply, with the exception of those who were funded in the previous grant cycle. Grants awarded last year averaged $1,000 per grant award.

Open calls for grant proposals are issued on this schedule:

For events and programs occurring in…     Call will be open     Candidates will be notified     Checks will be mailed     
April 2020-Sept. 2020Dec. 1-31, 2019January 2020February
Oct. 2020-March 2021June 1-30, 2020July 2020August

The grant proposal form for events and programs occurring April 2020-September 2020 will be live at 12:01 am on December 1, 2019 and will close at 11:59 pm on December 31, 2019. Click here to go to the form:

Grant Proposal Form

Some of the information requested will be:

  • Contact information for someone who is readily available to answer questions about the proposal
  • Purpose and description of the event or project
  • Amount being requested and total budget, including other anticipated funding sources (e.g., donations, ticket sales, other grants)
  • Date, location, admission charge, and anticipated attendance
  • Size and demographic makeup of past audiences or participants

Special consideration will be given for events or projects that meet one or more of these criteria:

  • Are free admission
  • Include outreach to populations that are traditionally underrepresented
  • Have a cultural tourism or economic impact (e.g., events that may attract people who also attend other arts & culture venues or events, stay overnight, shop, or dine in Georgetown)

Organizations or individuals that receive funding will be required to follow up by:

  • Recognizing the City of Georgetown Arts and Culture Board in their advertising and programs
  • Submitting a one-page report to the Arts and Culture Board with a description of the use of grant funds and copies of event promotion materials

If you have questions, please email Amanda Still at or call 512-930-8471.