Arts Tourism Grants

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2021 Arts Tourism Grant 

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

Pre-Covid, the City of Frisco approved $175,000 in arts grants bringing quality music, dance, theatre, film, and visual art to Frisco. For the 2021-2022 Season, the City Council has approved a total of $100,000 towards the Arts Tourism grant program. All funded programs must occur in the City of Frisco to increase arts tourism.

To apply, click the button below and create a login/password to get started. You can save your work along the way. Questions? Contact

2021-2022 Grant Cycle Timeline

May 3     | Grant Applications Available Online

June 30   | Grant Applications Due

July 1      | Funding Committee Review of Applications and Recommendations to FAF Board of Directors

July 15    | Applicants receive notice of Grant Acceptance or Declination and funds dispersed.

April 30  Grants reports due to Frisco Arts Foundation (Approved programs may occur through June 2022)  

*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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