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Arts Commission Grants

2019-2020 Season Support Grants 

The 2019-2020 Season Support grant cycle has begun. 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. Learn more about the Season Support Grant Guidelines.

The application portal opened at 12:01 a.m. on June 7, 2019, for prior art grant recipients and new applicants who attended the June 5 pre-application workshop. All grant applications must be submitted online via ZoomGrants. Learn more about ZoomGrantsThe application deadline is 5 p.m. on July 5, 2019. Questions?  Contact Judy Hawkins, 972-547-7572.


Steps of the 2019-2020 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 2019, 2019-2020 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 Janay Tieken, Arts Commission Liaison by email or phone at 972-547-7578.

Apply for an Outreach / Project Grant

2018-2019 Season Support Grant Awards

  • Arts & Music Guild
  • Friends of the Library
  • Junior Players
  • McKinney Community Band
  • McKinney Repertory Theatre
  • Melissa Youth on Stage (MYO)
  • Odysseus Chamber Orchestra
  • Youth Ballet of Texas
  • Young Actors Guild

Final Report - 2018-2019 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.