We are no longer accepting applications for 2017. The grant application and instructions for 2018 will be made available September 2017. You may download the Dallas Arts District Foundation 2016-17 application instructions here. Click here to download the full application.
The Arts District enhances the city’s creative life by engaging educational, cultural and commercial neighbors through excellent programming. To complement the mission of the Dallas Arts District and to continue to support the programs of resident art organizations in the District, the Foundation sponsors a broad range of activities with particular emphasis on emerging artists and cultural groups from outside the Dallas Arts District. You can read about more about our grants program in the 2016 Arts District Guide article, A Solid Foundation.
Financial assistance is granted to a non-profit organization or to an individual sponsored by a non-profit organization who want to provide a specific artistic or cultural activity to occur within the Dallas Arts District that also benefits the public. The Foundation’s highest priority is funding projects that are site-specific, innovative programs, that are developed through a collaborative process among different cultural organizations. Each organization or individual may submit no more than two applications, and no more than one application may be approved for funding.
The Foundation Does Not Fund
- Capital improvements, construction, renovation, purchase of permanent equipment, or structural maintenance of facilities.
- Activities restricted to an organization’s membership.
- Newsletters, website development or regularly printed publications about an organization’s activities for distribution to its member constituents.
- Costs of parties, receptions, and other social activities.
- Fundraising benefits and activities.
- Fellowships and/or costs of tuition at colleges, universities, or professional training schools.
- College/University or school projects that are part of a required course or curriculum or that do not involve and serve the general public.
- Operating expenses.
- Programs that are not primarily arts or cultural activities.
- Retroactive funding for projects, which are completed, or are in progress.
- Direct funding to individuals.
- Activities that do not benefit the general public.
- Any organization that did not meet the terms of prior year funding contract.