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Arts Commission Grants

2020-2021 Season Support Grants

  • The 2020-2021 Season Support grant cycle begins in June 2020. 

Pre-application Meeting - June 9, 11 a.m.

  • This meeting and training session will be held via Zoom.
  • Link for ZoomGrants.

Application open June 10 - July 3, 2020.

  • Dates and times for Presentation: July 8, 3 - 8 p.m.

If your organization’s primary mission is arts-related and it has a 501(c)(3) designation, it may qualify for a grant. Eligible organizations do not have to be located in McKinney; however, all events / projects must be held in the City of McKinney. 

All grant applications must be submitted online via ZoomGrants. 


Steps of the 2020-2021 Season Support Grant Process

  • Step 1: Attend the Pre-application Workshop (Optional)
  • Step 2: Fill Out & Submit the Application
  • Step 3: Present Project to the Arts Commission 
  • Step 4: Receive Award Notification Letter
  • Step 5: Receive Grant Funds
    In October 2020, 2020-2021 grantees will receive 70% of the grant award. Under no circumstances will a grant exceed 50% of total project expenses. The maximum grant amount will not exceed $20,000
  • Step 6: Hold Event(s)
  • Step 7: Submit Final Report
    After the final report is submitted and approved, the organization will receive the remaining 30% of the grant award. The Final Report must be filled out and submitted online.

Outreach Grants

The Arts Commission welcomes a diverse range of proposals. Applications for Outreach Grants are available to organizations whose primary mission is arts-related or non-arts organizations with an arts-related project. Organizations are not required to be 501(c)(3), but other restrictions apply. The maximum grant amount is $3,000 and is payable on a reimbursable basis. 

  • For more information on applying for an Outreach Grant, contact us by email or phone at 972-547-7578.

Apply for an Outreach / Project Grant

2019-2020 Season Support Grant Awards

  • Arts & Music Guild
  • Friends of the Library
  • Junior Players
  • McKinney Community Band
  • McKinney Community Concert Association
  • McKinney Repertory Theatre
  • McKinney Youth on Stage (MYO)
  • Odysseus Chamber Orchestra
  • Ollimpaxqui Ballet Company
  • Ovation Academy
  • Plano Symphony
  • Young Actors Guild

Final Report - 2019-2020 Season Support Grant Award Recipients and Outreach Grant Recipients

A Final Report is required to be completed online within 30 days after your final event.