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Cultural Arts Grant Program

Grants to Texas Nonprofits to
Promote Arts, Humanities, and Tourism

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Civic Lubbock and City of Lubbock

Conf. Date:


Deadline Date:

06/01/21 Receipt


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Grants to Texas arts and cultural nonprofit organizations for projects that promote arts, humanities, and tourism in eligible locations. First-time applicants must schedule a pre-application review prior to submitting a full application. Eligible projects foster tourism and the arts and humanities 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.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 128448

Term of Contract:

For projects taking place between September 1, 2021 and August 31, 2022.

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 (as described in section titled AMENDMENTS TO APPROVED PROJECT PROPOSALS)
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 4, 2021 at 4:00PM in Meeting Room 107 at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center.

The meeting room will be set up for social distancing and face masks are currently required for any functions held in the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center.

Registration is required for the Grant Workshop this year. If an organization has more than one representative that plans to attend the workshop, each representative needs to register individually. Please use the link below to register or you may call the Project Coordinator to register.

Link to register for the Workshop:

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline to submit grant applications for the 2021 Cultural Arts Grant Program will be Tuesday, June 1, 2021, 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.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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.

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