Arts Commission Grants

An organization may only apply for one grant per fiscal year.

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Season Support Grants

Provides financial assistance for the costs associated with a full season of projects, performances, or events within the grant fiscal year. Applicants who have previously applied for MAC grant assistance and are seeking funding for more than one project, performance, or event per year fall within this category. 

Season Support grant funding assistance is limited to no more than 50% of the applicant’s project expenses, AND will not exceed $20,000.

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Outreach Grants

Provides financial assistance for the costs associated with a single project, or if the applicant is applying for the first time. The intention of this grant program is to foster the development of start- up arts organizations or new programs.

Outreach Grants are open to individuals and organizations that do not have non-profit status. Outreach Grant funding will not be available to organizations whose nonprofit status has been revoked.

Funding is limited to no more than 50% of the applicant’s project expenses AND will not exceed $3,000. Funding request requires a 50% match. In addition, Outreach Grants must meet the following criteria:

  1. The predominant purpose of the expenditure is to accomplish a public purpose.
  2. Grant funds will be paid on a reimbursable basis at the completion of the event / project as outlined in the Outreach Grant proposal.
  3. The City of McKinney will be acknowledged as an event / project sponsor in all publicity materials.

A Final Report is a requirement for this grant

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Project Grants

Provides financial assistance for the costs associated with a single, City-sponsored project. The intention of this grant program is to provide a funding source for one-time projects that the Arts Commission deems provide an artistic benefit to the City of McKinney community.

Project Grants are open to individuals and organizations that do not have non-profit status. Project Grant funding will not be available to organizations whose nonprofit status has been revoked. 

Funding is limited to no more than 50% of the applicant’s project expenses AND will not exceed $10,000. Funding request requires a 50% match.

A Final Report is a requirement for this grant

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Guidelines & Application

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Final Report: Outreach and Project Grant Recipients

A Final Report is required. Report must be completed online within 30 days of final event.

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