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Arts and Culture Grants

Arts and culture grants support high-performing arts organizations that meet community needs and expand arts and cultural programming in Franklin County.


This three-year funding cycle supports organizations whose primary mission and program offerings focus on the creation and presentation of performing, visual, and fine arts in Franklin County. Schools, colleges, universities, and organizations focused on arts education are not eligible. Three-year awards were announced in 2023 for the grant period from July 2023 to June 2026. Annually, these grantees will be asked to submit brief updates before receiving payments for mid-2024 and mid-2025. Any arts organizations meeting the eligibility requirements below is eligible to apply for funding in 2026.


  • Primary impact in Franklin County.
  • 501(c)(3) public charity status from the Internal Revenue Service. (Note: Fiscal sponsors are not permitted.)
  • Primary focus on creation and presentation of performing, visual, and fine arts.


  • This cycle is currently closed. Applications will be available approximately one month before the deadline. View Deadlines and Open Houses for more information. 


For all Arts & Culture grant questions, please contact Dr. Mark Lomax, II.

For technical assistance, please contact Melissa McCool.

The arts play an important part in creating a vibrant and culture-rich city. We are happy to support arts organizations serving Franklin County residents."
Mark A. Lomax, II, DMA
Director, Arts & Generational Grantmaking