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Artist Grants Available For Public Art – March 31 Deadline

Galveston Cultural Arts Commission

The Cultural Arts Commission is accepting applications through March 31 for public art grants.


Galveston artists have the opportunity to apply for grant funding for projects in public spaces.

The Galveston Cultural Arts Commission is seeking applications for public art projects in the City of Galveston, including any artwork that would exist in a public space. The commission will accept proposals for submission until March 31, 2022 and projects must be completed by September 2023.

The initiative is part of the commission’s ongoing efforts to make art more accessible and encourage creativity in public spaces. Visual, literary, performing and media arts are all eligible. This is the second year the commission has offered grants for local public art projects.

To apply, artists must email an application form and materials to in a single PDF format. The forms include artist resume, letter of support, a project description, previous work samples, and a proposed budget.

Proposals may be funded at any level, but there will be an emphasis on projects with a budget up to $5,000. There are no residency requirements to apply, but local artists will receive greater preference. Funding is available to both individual artists and collectives. Artists may partner with organizations, but organizations and institutions may not receive grants.
How to apply?

Please email all materials listed to in a single PDF format:

➢ Application Form

➢ Artist C.V./ Resume

➢ Letter of support/permission from all interested parties, including property owner(s)

➢ Project Description including a detailed site plan (not to exceed 1000 words)

➢ Previous work samples 5-10 related images for Visual Projects, 5 Minutes of Video for Performance, Writing Sample for Literary works (not to exceed 2000 words).

➢ A Proposed Budget with line items for materials, any necessary permits, insurance, and artist fee. Include any existing funding or in-kind donations.

➢ A proposal for public workshop if desired

➢ Timeline for completion: Projects must be completed prior to September 2023 CULTURAL ARTS COMMISSION

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