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Art Related Grants


History of Arts Funding in the City of Lewisville

Since the early 1990s, the City of Lewisville has awarded Arts Support Grants to local nonprofit arts organizations using Hotel Occupancy Tax money. State law allows this use, up to 15 percent of gross revenue, as promotion of tourism. Arts Support Grants applications are submitted to, and reviewed by, the Arts Advisory Board each spring. A recommendation is included in the annual proposed budget for City Council consideration, and grant awards are made on an annual basis.

In 2012, Council approved creating a new program to supplement the annual Arts Support grant program. The Arts Project Grants are not bound by a once-a-year application schedule and are intended to serve as one-time or first-time funding for programs being produced by a nonprofit that were not considered during the Arts Support Grants review process. Applications for these grants are also reviewed by the Arts Advisory Board, recommended to council and are paid out based on project timing.

The Artist Microgrant program launched in the spring of 2018, in connection to the adoption of the Public Art Master Plan adopted by City Council in January 2018. The Artist Microgrant program is open to individual artists to apply for funding for a specific project or program they are wanting to produce or hold within the City of Lewisville. Artist Microgrants are available year-round until funding in the category is depleted for the fiscal year. Projects must be open or available to the public, must benefit the residents of the City of Lewisville and help drive tourism. Each Artist Microgrant awarded will be in the amount of $1000.

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