Arts Tourism Grants

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2020 Recommended Grant Recipients

Nonprofit organizations who offer quality programs benefiting the citizens of Frisco and increasing arts tourism to Frisco qualify for annual grants from Frisco Arts.  The funding for these grants comes from a percentage of the Hotel Occupancy Tax, paid for by visitors to Frisco.

Frisco Arts has recommended the following arts organizations to receive funding for programs in 2020-2021. Frisco Arts can award $175,000 in grants this year, bringing quality music, dance, theatre, film, and visual art to Frisco. Our Frisco Arts grant recipients have been carefully selected by the Funding Review Committee and the Board of Directors, and providing programming that increases arts tourism. The following 23 arts organizations are recommended to receive grant funding for programs in 2020-2021. We invite you to explore our 2020-2021 creative revolutionaries ready to increase arts tourism and make an economic impact in our community.

Astraios Chamber Music

Chabad of Frisco - Chanukah Celebration

Chamberlain Ballet

Children's Chorus of Collin County

Collin County Ballet Theatre

Eyakkam Dance Company

Frisco Area Children's Theatre

Frisco Ballet

North Texas Performing Arts- Frisco

Plano Symphony Orchestra

Texas Metroplex Children's Choirs

Theatre Frisco 

The Gallery 8680

Verdigris Ensemble

The Visual Arts Guild of Frisco

2020 Frisco Arts Recommended Grant Recipients

2021-2022 Grant Cycle Timeline

May 1     | Grant Applications Available Online

June 30   | Grant Applications Due

July         | Funding Committee Review of Applications and Recommendations to FAF Board of Directors

July 15    | Applicants receive notice of Grant Acceptance or Declination

August    Grants dispersed upon approved by City Council 

April 30  Grants reports due to Frisco Arts Foundation  

*Due to the decline in tourism dollars from the coronavirus pandemic, the Arts Tourism Grant Fund was reduced by the Frisco City Council from $175,000 to $100,000 on July 7th, 2020. The City Council voted to keep the Arts Tourism Grant Fund at the reduced $100,000 for the 2021 program year, funded by the Community Development Corporation.

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