Open Call for Art Grants 2019

Application Deadline is October 22, 2018

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The City of Corpus Christi’s Arts & Cultural Commission has issued an Open Call for Arts Grant Applications to arts organizations whose programs or services demonstrate cultural significance for the community and will stimulate the local business economy by attracting visitors to Corpus Christi. Applications are for matching grants of up to $15,000.

Art Grants are available to 501c3 non-profit corporations and tax-exempt community-oriented organizations within Corpus Christi. Funding for the Arts Grant Program is provided by the City of Corpus Christi utilizing the Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) fund.  Per state law, revenue from the municipal Hotel Occupancy Tax may be used only to promote tourism and the convention and hotel industry. Organizations applying for and receiving Hotel Occupancy Tax funds are required to adhere to the state laws governing the use of such funds.

Grant Workshops are required for first-time applicants and those who scored below 80 in a previous application. Workshops will be held Tuesday, September 18, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., and 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the Galvan House in Heritage Park, 1581 N. Chaparral Street. Please RSVP to one session by calling Shelly Rios at (361) 826-3489.

Application deadline is 5pm on Monday, October 22, 2018. Download the guidelines and application form at (click ‘Arts & Culture’). For more information, send an email to

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