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Cultural Affairs

The City’s Office of Cultural Affairs curates the success of St. Petersburg's cultural institutions and local artists that contribute significantly to St. Pete's overall economy and are a driving force behind the cultural fabric and creative nature of the city, both residents and visitors alike.

In partnership with the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance, the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and various cultural stakeholders, the Office of Cultural Affairs aims to advance St. Pete as a major southeastern cultural center anchored by world-class museums, a thriving community of artists and craftspeople, multiple arts districts with culturally-based programming, and an award-winning performing arts community. 

2020-2021 Grant Applications

Due to the Pinellas County “Safer at Home” resolution and other safety measures in place due to the current COVID-19 situation, the Grant Workshop originally scheduled for April 14, 2020 has been cancelled. Instructions on filling out the grant will be posted and phone/virtual meetings will be available for any assistance you may need..

The process for application to the City's Arts Grant Program starts Wednesday, April 1, 2020. See links below for instructions, schedule and a scoring rubric. The applications are available for three levels of organizations: 

Please note: Safety for all is a top priority right now so we have changed the method in which the grants will be submitted. The submittal method will be via OneDrive, you will be sent instructions on the submittal process by email. You must contact to request the submittal instructions. No paper copies of grant packets will be accepted. Applications are supplied in PDF format. Adobe Acrobat is recommended. Please read all instructions closely for submittal details. 

Level 1: Organizations with budgets of $149,999 or less are eligible to receive up to $6,000 or a maximum of 10% of the most completed fiscal year’s operating budget. 

Level 1 Instructions

Level 1 Application

Level 2: Organizations with budgets of $150,000 to $499,999 are eligible to receive up to $14,000 
Level 3: Organizations with budgets of $500,000 or more are eligible to receive up to $20,000

Level 2&3 Instructions

Level 2&3 Application

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