The Georgetown Arts and Culture Board awards grant twice a year for visual art, music, theatre, dance, literary, and cultural heritage events and programs taking place in Georgetown. The City of Georgetown Arts and Culture Board considers all applicants without attention to the following – which includes but is not limited to – race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.
Starting June 1, the Georgetown Arts and Culture Board will begin accepting applications for events and programs occurring in Georgetown between October 1, 2022 – March 31, 2023 as part of the 2022 Round II grant period. The deadline for submitting for this grant period is June 30, 2022.
Eligible requests: Nonprofit organizations, schools, and informal arts and culture organizations creating arts and culture programming or an event open to the public are eligible to apply. Eligible requests include equipment and supplies specific to the event or program that is occurring during the period of performance and necessary for the event/program to occur. Eligible applicants must be in good standing with a history of timely reporting and grant fulfillment requirements if previous Arts and Culture grants have been awarded.
Ineligible requests: Organizations that received funding in the 2022 Round I grant period are not eligible to apply for 2022 Round II. Additional ineligible requests include food/beverage expenses, start-up costs or general operating expenses, and capital improvements. Programming and events must be open to the public.
The Georgetown Arts and Culture Grants help the Arts and Culture Board fulfill bylaw requirements which include recognizing and encouraging groups and organizations that enrich Georgetown life by bringing cultural and artistic values and artifacts to the City. Members of the Arts and Culture Board believe a vibrant arts community and cultural offerings are good for the quality of life for residents, will attract visitors, and will assist Georgetown in becoming a nationally recognized arts destination by 2030. The grant program helps develop and strengthen our local arts community by contributing funding to arts and culture programming that enhances our local community.