City Announces Open Call for Art Grants

Application Deadline is October 29

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX –The City of Corpus Christi’s Arts & Cultural Commission is delighted to announce an Open Call for 2022 Arts Grant applications. The Arts Grant program was reinstated this year to support organizations whose programs or services demonstrate cultural significance for the community and will stimulate the local business economy by attracting visitors to Corpus Christi. The program will continue to offer 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.

On Friday, October 8, an Arts Grant Application Instruction Guide will be available in PDF format for viewing or download at (click “ARTS & CULTURE”). This document will help applicants through the process and answer some frequently asked questions.

The Arts Grant application form is available at (click “ARTS & CULTURE”). The application must be submitted in person to the Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department on the first floor of the Sidbury House in Heritage Park, located at 1609 N. Chaparral Street.

APPLICATION DEADLINE is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 29.

For more information, email Shelly Rios at

The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department is dedicated to providing quality, affordable enrichment programs for all ages and interests. For more information about the wide variety of programs and services offered by the department, visit We invite everyone to Live. Learn. Play!