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Opportunity: Cultural Event Incentive Grant Available Now

Aritistic Discipline: Arts Business, Cultural


Funding available for non-profits to host a cultural event in 2023


The 2023 Cultural Event Incentive Grant, funded by the American Rescue Plan Act, is now open! These grants are meant to expand access for all residents to a wide range of cultural experiences, support the resilience and sustainability of cultural events, and enhance the City’s overall cultural environment.

Applications are due Wednesday May 24, by 5 p.m. Award notices will be made beginning Tuesday, June 30.

To be eligible, the applicant must apply as a non-profit with tax-exempt status, and host an event open to the public within the City limits in 2023. A full list of eligibility requirements are outlined in the application materials.

Grants will range from $3,750 – $25,000 each, and must not exceed 75% of the event expenses. The total funds available for 2023 is approximately $531,000.

For more information on how to apply please visit

There is an optional but encouraged application workshop where technical assistance is available on Wednesday, April 12, 1 – 3:00 p.m. at the Looff Carrousel in Riverfront Park. This workshop will also be available virtually. RSVP for the workshop by emailing Vlad Lukin.