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December 5, 2023

Applications open for City of Bryan’s new Arts and Culture Development Grant

Organizations and community members who have a program or project designed to elevate the arts, culture, and tourism in our community are invited to apply for the City of Bryan’s new Arts and Culture Development Grant.

The deadline to apply for funding this fiscal year (Oct. 1, 2023 – Sept. 30, 2024) is Friday, Jan. 12.

“Arts and culture in Bryan are not just amenities to us,” said Bryan Mayor Bobby Gutierrez. “They showcase our city’s uniqueness and vibrancy, amplify our community’s voice, and set us apart from anywhere else. Our investment in growing the arts and culture in our community provides for greater economic growth, revitalization, education, and innovation.”

The grant is made possible through Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) revenues, and may go towards a program or project that presents, performs, executes or exhibits music, dance, drama, art, creative writing, architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, motion pictures, and other various art forms.

“Destination Bryan is excited to work with the City of Bryan on this new Arts and Culture Development Grant and see it launched,” said John Friebele, Executive Director of Destination Bryan. “The Bryan community has a history of being a creative scene, as evidenced by its recognition as a Texas Music Friendly and Texas Film Friendly community, and Downtown Bryan as a Texas Cultural District, whether through visual and performing arts or the museums and events hosted throughout the community. We know arts and culture bring a place to life, drawing residents and visitors who crave these experiences, and this Development Grant will continue to foster and grow these opportunities.”

A limited amount of funding is available, and grants will be awarded based on eligibility and impact to Bryan. The grant is not to be used as ongoing funding to maintain or finance operations of an organization.

View guidelines and apply

Applications must be submitted through the online portal by Jan. 12. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

For programs or projects falling within fiscal year 2024-2025 (Oct. 1, 2024 – Sept. 30, 2025), applications are anticipated to open in July 2024.

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