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Posted on: August 6, 2019

[ARCHIVED] City Accepting Applications for Arts and Cultural Grants

The San Marcos Arts Commission is accepting applications for 2019-2020 Arts and Cultural Grants now through Sept. 15, 2019. Information and links to the online application are posted on the City’s website at

The City will host an applicant workshop Aug. 27 from 6-8 p.m. at the San Marcos Activity Center Room 1, 501 E. Hopkins, to give potential applicants an overview of the process and requirements for the grant. Space is limited, so applicants are asked to RSVP to Arts Coordinator Trey Hatt at

Art projects must meet the following criteria to be eligible for funding:

  1. Promote the arts, which may include instrumental and vocal music, dance, drama, folk art, creative writing, architecture, design and allied fields, painting, sculpture, photography, graphic and craft arts, motion pictures, radio, television, tape and sound recording, and other arts related to the presentation, execution, and exhibition of these major art forms. 
  2. Promote local tourism and the convention industry.
  3. Projects must be open to the general public.

Cultural Diversity projects are those that meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Preserves, produces, or presents art forms and cultural activities specific to any ethnic culture.
  • Expresses the experiences of historically underserved ethnic and other communities (which include, but are not limited to, African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, and the Gay/Lesbian Community).
  • Celebrates San Marcos’ ethnic diversity and variety of cultural traditions.
  • Connects diverse communities through educational or interactive activities.

Examples of previously funded events include Summer in the Park, Indigenous Cultures Institute – Sacred Springs Powwow, Eddie Durham Jazz Festival, Walker’s Gallery, Suzuki Strings Workshop, Opening Door Dance Theatre Performance, and the Pride Festival. 

For more information about the grant application process or the Aug. 27 workshop, contact Arts Coordinator Trey Hatt at

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