With the approval of the Grand Junction City budget for 2020, the Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture will have a total of $40,000 in funding available for arts and cultural projects. The grant program opens Friday, December 6, 2019 and closes Monday, February 3, 2020. Any non-profit agency or organization in the state of Colorado that is bringing a cultural experience to Grand Junction may apply for up to $4,500 in funding.
To assist organizations with the grant process, two identical trainings will be held December 11, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. and January 9, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. Each training will be held at the Grand Junction Parks and Recreation office located at 1340 Gunnison Avenue. To reserve a spot, call 970-254-3876.
This art grant program helps provide employment, sales, or performance opportunities for working artists and those who work for cultural non-profits by supporting a broad range of community cultural events. In 2019, the art grant program funded 20 non-profit organizations with an economic impact of $396,000 in the community, employed 662 performers and contributed 12,000 volunteer hours to a variety of events, festivals, educational programs, and camps.
Since 1992, the Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture’s art grant program has provided funding for arts and culture in our community. Appointed by City Council, this eleven member board is committed to creating a climate for arts and culture to thrive and grow.