Find Nonprofit and Small Business Grants

Advance Search

Only Available for Paid Subscribers
Clear Filters
Search Filters

Grants to Texas Arts Nonprofits for Programs in the Arts, Humanities, and Tourism

Cultural Arts Grant Program


GrantWatch ID#

Funding Source
City of Lubbock and Civic Lubbock
Array ( )

Geographic Focus
USA: Texas: Lubbock

Important Dates
Deadline: 06/01/23 Receipt Save

Grant Description
Grants to Texas arts and cultural nonprofit organizations for programs in the arts, humanities, and tourism in eligible regions. First-time applicants must schedule a pre-application review and attend a grant workshop prior to submitting a full application. Eligible projects are those that benefit the residents in Lubbock.

In order to receive funding from the Cultural Arts Grant Program each project must show that it:

  1. Directly promotes tourism and the convention and hotel industry, and
  2. Involves the encouragement, promotion, improvement, and application of the arts, including instrumental and vocal music, dance, drama, folk art, creative writing, architecture, design and allied fields, painting, sculpture, photography, graphic and craft arts, motion picture, radio, television, tape and sound recording, and other arts related to the presentation, performance, execution, and exhibition of these major art forms.

Civic Lubbock, Inc. accepts Cultural Arts Grant Program Applications from groups meeting the above criteria and wishing to receive HOT funds. Priority in funding will be given to those events that demonstrate the ability to generate overnight visitors to Lubbock. Civic Lubbock, Inc. also encourages all event organizers to patronize Lubbock businesses for food, supplies, materials, printing, and other services that add to the local economy.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
1. An applicant must be a non-profit, tax-exempt organization holding letters of confirmation from the Internal Revenue Service.
2. An applicant must have been chartered and actively pursuing its goals for at least one year prior to application.
3. The proposed project must directly promote tourism and the convention and hotel industry and promote the arts and humanities.
4. The project must fall within the 12-month grant cycle beginning on September 1st, following the June 1st grant application deadline, and ending August 31st of the following year or as amended
5. Applicants must be in good standing with the City of Lubbock and Civic Lubbock, Inc. at the time applications are considered. To be considered in good standing, organizations must not be past due in monies due in connection with the use of any city-owned facilities or property.

Grant funds may not be used for the following:
- Elimination of accumulated debt
- Any travel
- Personnel expense normally associated with general operations of the organization
- Operating/overhead expenses normally associated with general operations of the organization
- Fundraising events or activities
- Projects already funded or completed
- Receptions, social functions, or parties
- Capital improvements, renovations, construction, structural maintenance of facilities or purchase of real property

Pre-Proposal Conference
The Pre-Application Cultural Arts Grant Workshop for First-Time Applicants is scheduled for Tuesday, May 2, 2023 at 4:00PM in Meeting Room 104/105 at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center.

The Pre-Application Grant Workshop is mandatory for first-time applicants only.

Pre-Application Information
The deadline to submit grant applications for the 2023 Cultural Arts Grant Program will be Thursday, June 1, 2023, but earlier submission aids in the processing.

Applicants will be notified of the grant amount awarded following City Council approval. This process will be completed as early as possible following the established application deadlines.

Applicants must match all funds one-for-one (1:1) provided by the grant. Matching funds may be cash or in-kind contributions, with the in-kind NOT exceeding 25% of the total match and/or grant award.

Organizations submitting applications to the Grant Review Committee for the first time are required to schedule a pre-application review with the Civic Lubbock Project Coordinator at least two (2) weeks in advance of the application deadline.

Term of Contract
For projects taking place between September 1, 2023 and August 31, 2024.

Contact Information
Applications must be submitted to:

Civic Lubbock
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
1501 Mac Davis Lane, Lubbock, Texas 79401

Appointments may be made by contacting the Project Coordinator at 806-775-2267.

Grant News
Live Chat Chat Now