Arts & Culture Grants Program

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ATTENTION: Applications for the Arts & Culture Grant are now open until June 13, 2024.

Arts & Culture Grants 2024-2025

Purpose

The arts are integral to the fabric of St. Pete. The City created the Arts and Culture Grant program to provide operating funds to eligible organizations that contribute to the vibrant cultural opportunities that serve the diverse citizens of the St. Pete community. In alignment with Mayor Welch’s Pillars for Progress that focus on arts and culture, as well as education and youth opportunities, the Grant supports established organizations and foster new or emerging artistic expressions and intentional inclusivity throughout St. Pete.

Application Information

Grant Process Overview

The online application period opens on April 8, 2024, and closes on June 13, 2024 at 5 p.m. See the links below for instructions, a schedule, and a scoring rubric. Grant-funded activities cannot begin before October 1, 2024, or extend beyond September 30, 2025

Please note: Applications are online only.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTs

  • Be registered with the Florida Secretary of State as a non-profit organization
  • Be a Tax Exempt 501(c)3 organization whose primary mission is arts or culture programming
  • Be in existence and provide services to the residents of the City for at least one year
  • Provide more than 50% of its programming and attendance within St. Pete
  • Have no outstanding debts to the City of St Petersburg
  • The organization must:
    Present arts/cultural programming, performances, or exhibitions primarily for the benefit of St. Petersburg residents and its visitors;
    OR have a history, science, or children’s museum that provides ongoing arts/cultural programming, performances, or exhibitions primarily for the benefit of Petersburg residents and its visitors;
    OR be a non-profit organization that (1) Has a facility specifically dedicated to the Arts and Culture Programming Unit and has at least one paid full-time permanent staff dedicated to that Arts and Culture Programming Unit and (2)Presents arts/cultural programming primarily for the benefit of St. Petersburg residents and its visitors on an on-going, year-round basis for which the Arts and Culture Programming Unit has actual operations in excess of $100,000 for the most recently completed fiscal year at the time of the application.

Funding levels

Arts Advisory Committee award and funding recommendations are subject to City Council approval. The specific amount of each award will be determined following the final budget allocation by City Council in September.  The applications are available for three levels of organizations.

Level 1: Organizations with budgets of $149,999 or less are eligible to receive up to $7,500 or a maximum of 10% of the most completed fiscal year’s operating budget.

Level 2: Organizations with budgets of $150,000 to $499,999 are eligible to receive up to $15,000.

Level 3: Organizations with budgets of $500,000 or more are eligible to receive up to $22,500.



For support after review of the guidelines and instructional video, contact the Arts, Culture & Tourism Department at 727-892-5370 or send an email.

How to Apply

Applications for the Arts and Culture Grants are now open.
Apply Here

Documents

2023-2024 Grant Recipients