Construction costs related to a new facility, renovation of an older facility and/or major capital outlay improvements to an existing facility (sound, lighting, climate control, seating, performance or exhibition space, etc.) may be requested. Request for capital outlay must be part of a facility construction project and not a stand-alone component. The design phase must be completed and submitted as part of this request. Total project costs and time-line projections for the completion of work must also be submitted. Facilities or spaces for which funds are requested must be used primarily for artistic purposes and activities involving one or more arts disciplines as encompassed in the performing, visual or literary arts.

Criteria for Funding

  • Potential impact of the project to community
  • Strength of the professional team involved with the project
  • Strength of community support and grant match
  • The artistic merit and integrity of the project/facility in question
  • Degree of stability of applicant organization
  • Short and long-term appropriateness of ownership
  • The degree of broad community involvement in all phases of the project.

Who May Apply

Applicants may be any arts organization, non-profit organization or city/county government. Science and technology centers, historic homes, no-art halls of fame, office spaces, non-art museums and schools will not eligible for support under this program. State Agencies and institutions or groups receiving annual state appropriations are also not eligible to apply under this program.


All grants must be matched three to one in cash ($100,000 grant, $300,000 match). While requests may be made in phases, the phase for which funds are needed must be completed at the end of the grant period. Grants will generally not exceed $100,000.