Applications for the 2019-2020 season will open January 14, 2019.
Thank you for your interest in applying for an organizational grant from Frisco Arts. The City of Frisco commits a portion of money raised from the City’s Hotel Occupancy Tax to support arts organizations that create quality programming and increase tourism. As the official arts advocacy agency of the City of Frisco, Frisco Arts distributes these funds on behalf of the City Council.
All non-profit arts organizations who offer arts and entertainment options to citizens in Frisco are welcome to apply. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
2019-2020 Grant Recipients
Nonprofit organizations who offer quality events benefiting the citizens of Frisco qualify for annual grants from Frisco Arts. The funding for these grants come from a percentage of the Hotel Occupancy Tax, paid for by visitors to Frisco.
Frisco Arts is proud to provide grants to our 2018-2019 arts partners listed below. Thanks to the approval by City Council, Frisco Arts is awarding $175K in grants this year, bringing quality music, dance, theatre, film, and visual art to Frisco. Our Frisco Arts partners have been carefully selected by the Funding Review Committee and the Board of Directors, and they provide programming that reflects Frisco Arts’ Core Values and increases arts tourism. We invite you to explore our 2018-2019 creative revolutionaries making an impact in our community.
2019-2020 Frisco Arts Grant Recipients
|Astraios Chamber Music||Chabad of Frisco||Children’s Chorus of Collin County|
|Collin County Ballet Theatre||Frisco Area Children’s Theatre||Frisco Ballet|
|Frisco Chorale||Frisco Community Threatre||Frisco Youth Symphony Orchestra|
|Frisco Youth Theatre||Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra||Lone Star Storytelling Festival|
|Lumedia Music Works||Melody of Hope||Movie Institute|
|Odysseus- North Texas Children's Orchestra||Plano Symphony Orchestra||StrEATS Festival Music|
|The Gallery 8680||The Visual Arts Guild of Frisco|
2019 - 2020 Grant Application
(All funds awarded must be used by March 31, 2020)
Your application will be evaluated by the Frisco Arts Board of Directors and the Funding Review Committee, which is selected by the BOD and made up of representatives from the Frisco community. The following criteria will be used to determine acceptance and funding:
- Available funding
- Frisco-based performances
- Alignment with Frisco Arts’ core values
- Community Impact (audience size and demographic)
- Amount of funds requested and overall budget
- Venue needs/cost
- Size of the organization
- Use of professionals/volunteers
- Other grants & funding provided to the organization
Frisco Arts is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, community-based organization committed to advancing the arts in Frisco. It was formed in 1996 by citizens and business leaders to serve as a vital agent and community partner in supporting and promoting the arts in Frisco. In 2008, Frisco Arts became the Official Art Agency for the City of Frisco.
The mission of Frisco Arts is to advance the arts in Frisco through advocacy, accessible programming, and scholarships. We also oversee and manage the City of Frisco's Arts Grants Program.
Please complete the application and submit online by MARCH 15, 2019 for consideration. You will receive an email acknowledging your submission within 24 hours, and a determination of acceptance and funding amounts by April 15, 2019. If you do not receive an email acknowledging your submission, there was an error in the process and you must send a PDF application in lieu of the online form.
(Note: The online form will save input when clicking the link "Save" at the very bottom of the page. However, we recommend that you write your application in PDF form and then cut/paste into the online application. Your PDF can also be submitted in case of any issues arise with your online application.)
Please use this checklist to ensure that all necessary information is included with your application.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
- Completed Online Application
- Applicant information
- Organization information
- Program details
- Organization's current operating budget
- Proposed program budget
- Copy of most recently filed IRS FORM 990 (email email@example.com or mail)
- 3-4 Photos and links to videos of performances in Frisco that are representative of proposed programs (email firstname.lastname@example.org or mail)
- Signed Funding Agreement