Apply for Community Arts Grant

The application deadline has ended on June 30, 2022. All submittals will be reviewed by the Community Arts Grant Committee. Official notification of grant status (approved or declined) will be sent out by early July 2022. If additional funds remain, applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis until July 29th.

Eligibility & Requirements

Eligible Projects

Mural Arts Grants – Up to $1,000

  • Non-profit, tax-exempt organizations must be a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit
  • Individual Artist Projects
  • Projects must be clearly visibly/accessible to the public
  • Applicant must show examples of previous work

Small Arts Grants – Up to $2,500

  • Non-profit, tax-exempt organizations must be a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit
  • Individual Artist Projects
  • Projects must be clearly visibly/accessible to the public
  • Applicant must show examples of previous work

Major Arts Grants – Over to $2,500

  • Non-profit, tax-exempt organizations must be a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit
  • Individual Artist Projects
  • Project must be located on City owned property
  • Applicant must show examples of previous work

Non-Eligible Projects

  • For-profit entities not sponsored by a non-profit organization
  • Projects outside of the City of Helotes
  • Projects on private single-family residences/property
  • Multi-year commitments
  • Building projects, construction, or renovation

Required Documents

  • Letter of intention (required for the community-related projects)
  • Completed online application.
  • One color image of the proposed concept
  • One color image of the overall area the project will be located
  • Up to 6 images of past work from each artist contributing to the project design and an image list that includes location, budget, year completed, and description of artist’s role (e.g., lead, collaborator, assistant) OR a link to websites/social media accounts that feature artworks
  • Résumé or bio for each artist involved in the design of the project.
  • If attaching panels to a wall, a materials list, drawing, and attachment plan must be submitted.
  • Letter from the property owner that states commitment to sign the Art Easement Form.
  • Letter(s) of support from community partners.

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Important Dates

October 1, 2021 - September 30, 2022

Grant funds are to be expended for activities occurring between October 1, 2021 and September 30, 2022.

June 30, 2022

Grant Application Deadline

Early July 2022

Notification of grant application status (approved or declined)

September 30, 2022

A final project or organizational report must be submitted to the Community Arts Grant Committee within ninety (90) days of the project completion date or by September 30, 2022, whichever date is earlier.