The City of Lubbock’s Cultural Arts Grant Program, as administered by Civic Lubbock, Inc., provides local cultural organizations with financial support for projects that promote tourism and the arts and humanities in Lubbock. Funding for the Cultural Arts Grant Program comes from Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) that is collected from local hotels, motels, and bed and breakfast inns. The revenues from Hotel Occupancy Tax can only be used for certain expenditures as outlined by the State of Texas Tax Code 351.101
In order to be eligible for consideration, projects must meet each of the following criteria:
Applications are accepted twice each year (June 1 and December 1). The next deadline to submit an application for the Cultural Arts Grant Program is 5:00pm on Friday, November 30, 2018. This grant cycle is for projects that begin after March 1, 2019.
For the upcoming December 2018 grant cycle, December 1st falls on a Saturday, therefore applications need to be submitted no later than 5:00pm on Friday, November 30, 2018. Late applications will not be considered. The Cultural Arts Grant application on the CLI website has been changed to reflect the November 30th deadline for submittal.
A Grant Workshop will be conducted on Monday, October 29, 2018 from 4:00PM - 5:00PM in Room 104/105 of the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center (1501 Mac Davis Lane). There is no fee for the grant workshop and you do not have to make reservations. First time applicants and/or those organizations that did not participate in the May 2, 2018 Cultural Arts Grant Workshop and who plan to submit an application for this round of grants will be required to attend the October 29th Workshop.
At any time during the grant application process, staff will be available to answer any questions you might have. You may contact Vicki Key at VKey@mylubbock.us or call (806) 775-2267 to set up an appointment.
To Download Forms and Documents:
Cultural Arts Grant Applications:
Cultural Arts Grant Guidelines and Procedures:
Checklist for Success:
Revised Budget Summary and Detailed Breakdown Forms:
Evaluation Report Forms: