Friday, March 23, 2012

City of Austin Releases Guidelines for Cultural Grants FY2013

City of Austin Economic Dvpt Office

The City of Austin has just published guidance for applying to the biennial program of grants to the arts, funded by the hotel occupancy tax. Deadline to apply is May. 1. From their webpage:

There are three specific programs which fall under the “core funding” umbrella.

They are:

  • Organizational Support - Request levels up to $200,000 depending on organization’s budget size.
  • Project Support - Requests of $25,000-$100,000 by organizations for specific arts project activities.
  • Project Support II - Requests up to $25,000 by organizations for specific project activities. Requests up to $15,000 for individual artist projects.


Applicants must be incorporated, tax exempt organizations residing in Austin or its Extra Territorial Jurisdiction. Other organizations and individual professional artists residing in Austin or its Extra Territorial Jurisdiction may apply under the umbrella of a 501c organization.

Funding Cycle

Applications are due each year on May 1. Guidelines and application forms for the upcoming funding cycle are made available online in the early spring. Core programs follow a two-year funding cycle, accepting new applicants for odd-numbered fiscal years.

FY 2013 Core Funding Guidelines and Application - PDF or Word Doc

FY 2013 Core Funding Application Only - PDF or Word Doc

Updates to the FY 2013 Guidelines (PDF)

For extensive additional information, go to the website of the City's Economic Growth and Redevelopment Services Office

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