Call for Arts and Culture Grant Proposals

Oct 14, 2015

The Georgetown Arts and Culture Board invites grant proposals for art, music, theatre, and cultural heritage events or projects to take place in Georgetown between December 1, 2015 and September 30, 2016. The total budget for grants is $20,000. Recent grants have averaged $2,000 apiece. Nonprofit organizations, schools, and informal arts and culture organizations are eligible to apply.

Proposals should be no more than 2 pages long and include:

  • 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
  • Contact information (phone and email) for someone who is readily available to answer questions about the proposal

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

  • Are free and open to the public
  • 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 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 no later than Oct. 1, 2016, with a description of the use of grant funds and copies of event promotion materials

The deadline for grant proposals is 5 pm on Tuesday, November 10, 2015. Organizations will be notified by email about funding decisions by November 30.

Submit grant proposals to Lawren Weiss, Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth Street, Georgetown, TX, 78626, or by email to

Applicants who have questions about the grant process should contact Library Director Eric Lashley at 512-930-3551 or

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