Grants

Grants

The Department of Arts & Culture offers grant programs to support arts and cultural organizations and individual artists in their mission to deliver authentic, excellent and innovative programming that engage a wide variety of audiences in San Antonio’s arts offerings. Programs range from multi-year grants to annual grants. 

All of our grants are through the Department’s Cul-Tú-Art Plan, derived from feedback received from City Council, Artists, Arts Agencies, Arts Patrons, Residents and Visitors with the San Antonio Arts Commission serving as the steering committee for all strategic plan components. These grants are managed through SanAntonio.GoSmart.org.

Artist GRANTs 

The Department of Arts & Culture provides grants to qualifying artists based in San Antonio. These grants follow the Core Grant Program Guidelines and are aimed to support a diverse portfolio of artists working across the City of San Antonio in the production of new, original, high-quality art. Individual Artists Project Grants have the specific intent of expanding the artist's professional development through their creation of new works, which must be publicly displayed/performed in San Antonio during the contract period. All funding is predicated upon meeting eligibility requirements and the availability of funds.

A timeline for the Request for Applications for the next cycle is outlined below. 

Project Grants for Individual Artists Who Live In the City of San Antonio (grants are made annually and are for an 18-month period beginning October 1, 2021 for the Fiscal Year 2022 cycle):

  • Intent to Apply - Opens March 9, 2021 and is due April 5, 2021 at noon CT.
  • Applications will be accessible on April 9, 2021 to eligible artists who's Intent to Apply is approved. Completed Applications are due June 7, 2021 at noon CT. 

Full details on this program can be found in the Core Grant Program Guidelines policy document and in SanAntonio.GoSmart.Org.  

If you have any questions, please email ArtsFunding@SanAntonio.gov.

 

Events GRANT PROGRAM

The Department of Arts & Culture provides Event grants to qualifying San Antonio Based nonprofit organizations to further the presentation, production and preservation of arts and cultural programs that are unique to the San Antonio experience. The goal of this program is to support the extraordinary artistic presentations and performances of diverse artistic expressions, cultural/multicultural traditions or the unique heritage of San Antonio. 

All applications must be made through SanAntonio.GoSmart.Org with deadlines as follows:

Event Grants for San Antonio Based Non-Profit Organizations (3-year funding cycle: Fiscal Year 2022, Fiscal Year 2023, Fiscal Year 2024):

  • Intent to Apply - Opens February 2, 2021 and is due March 8, 2021
  • Applications will be accessible on March 15, 2021 to eligible organizations who's Intent to Apply is approved. Completed Applications are due April 19, 2021 

Details on this program can be found in the Core Grant Program Guidelines policy document and in SanAntonio.GoSmart.Org.  

If you have any questions, please email ArtsFunding@SanAntonio.gov.

 

operational and culturally specific support grant PROGRAM 

The Department of Arts & Culture provides Base Operational and Culturally Specific Support grants to a diverse portfolio of qualifying nonprofit arts and cultural organizations based in San Antonio to support the production of ongoing, sustainable, high-quality artistic activities. This grant program follows the Core Grant Program Guidelines

All applications must be made through SanAntonio.GoSmart.Org with deadlines as follows:

Base Operational and Culturally Specific Support for San Antonio Based Non-Profit Arts & Cultural Organizations (3-year funding cycle: Fiscal Year 2022, Fiscal Year 2023, Fiscal Year 2024):

  • Intent to Apply - Opens January 19, 2021 and is due March 23, 2021
  • Applications will be accessible on March 30, 2021 to eligible organizations who's Intent to Apply is approved. Completed Applications are due May 4, 2021

Details on this operational grant program can be found in the Core Grant Program Guidelines policy document and in SanAntonio.GoSmart.Org.  

If you have any questions, please email ArtsFunding@SanAntonio.gov.

 

re-granting PROGRAM

The Department of Arts & Culture provides grants to qualifying nonprofit arts and cultural organizations based in San Antonio for the purpose of re-granting to San Antonio artists. This grant program follows the Core Grant Program Guidelines and are aimed to support a diverse portfolio of artists working across the City of San Antonio in the production of ongoing, sustainable, high-quality artistic activities. 

All applications must be made through SanAntonio.GoSmart.Org with deadlines as follows:

Artist Re-Granting Funding for San Antonio Based Arts & Cultural Non-Profit Organizations That Provide Artist Grants (3-year funding cycle: Fiscal Year 2022, Fiscal Year 2023, Fiscal Year 2024):

  • Intent to Apply - Opens March 30, 2021 and will be used as the sole grant application to determine eligibility. Completed Intent to Apply applications are due May 4, 2021. Agencies applying for Base Operational or Culturally Specific should not apply in this category.

Details on this program can be found in the Core Grant Program Guidelines policy document and in SanAntonio.GoSmart.Org.  

If you have any questions, please email ArtsFunding@SanAntonio.gov.

 

Cultural districts grant

This grant is now closed. If you are a San Antonio non-profit arts organization interested in applying for a proposed Texas Commission on the Arts Cultural Districts (TCA), check out our Cultural Districts Toolkit, which provides additional assistance to non-profit arts organizations with their TCA Cultural District or Project Grants application.

 

GRANTEE RESOURCES

The Department of Arts & Culture administers its grants through the SanAntonio.GoSmart.org Portal. If you need technical assistance with GoSmart, go to http://www.gosmart.org/knowledge_base. Or simply click here for applicant tutorials and videos.

Artistic Activity Reporting Tool: Click here to download the Artistic Activity Reporting Tool, which you will upload in the SanAntonio.GoSmart.org Portal. Need more information about Artistic Activity Reporting? Watch our Artistic Activity Report Tutorial

Free online tools to condense electronic files for submission into SanAntonio.GoSmart.org Portal: 

Leadership Training is offered through NonProfitReady.org. Training is contractually required for agencies that receive Operational or Culturally Specific Grants. All classes are required to be completed by April 10, 2021 and transcripts need to be uploaded into the GoSmart Portal for the following: Executive Director / CEO, Deputy Director, Artistic Director, Chief Financial Officer, Board Executive Committee (Board Chair, Officers and Committee Chairs). The following classes: Board Roles & Responsibilities, Financial Info & Your Board, Introduction to Unconscious Bias (entire curriculum), Addressing Your Unconscious Bias, Support an Inclusive Culture, Why Diversity Matters for Non-Profits, The Non-Profit Board Curriculum and Fundamentals of Non-Profit Budgeting. 

Questions

If you have any additional questions regarding our Grant Programs or GoSmart, please contact us at artsfunding@sanantonio.gov.

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