Apply for a Grant

Season Support Grants

The 2017-2018 Season Support grant cycle will begin June 19, 2017. If your organization’s primary mission is arts-related and it has a 501(c)(3) designation, it may qualify for a grant. Eligible organizations do not have to be located in McKinney; however, all events / projects must be held in the City of McKinney. 

Apply for a grant

Steps of the Season Support Grant Process

  • Step 1: Attend the Pre-application Workshop


    June 9, 2017, 9 a.m. in City Council Chambers, 222 N. Tennessee Street, McKinney, Texas
  • Step 2: Fill Out & Submit the Application,

    June 19-July 14, 2017
  • Step 3: Present Project to the Arts Commission -

    August 10, 4-8 p.m. or August 11, 8 a.m.-Noon
  • Step 4: Receive Award Notification Letter

  • Step 5: Receive Grant Funds

    In October 2017, selected grantees will receive 70% of the grant award. Under no circumstances will a grant exceed 50% of total project expenses. The maximum grant amount will not exceed $20,000
  • Step 6: Hold Event(s)

  • Step 7: Submit Final Report

    After the final report is submitted and approved, the organization will receive the remaining 30% of the grant award. The Final Report must be filled out and submitted online.

Final Report - 2017-2018 Season Support Grant Award Recipients

and Outreach Grant Recipients

A Final Report is required to be completed online within 30 days after your final event.

Outreach Grants

The Arts Commission welcomes a diverse range of proposals. Applications for Outreach Grants are available to organizations whose primary mission is arts related or non-arts organizations with an arts related project. Organizations are not required to be 501(c)(3), but other restrictions apply. The maximum grant amount is $3,000 and is payable on a reimbursable basis. For more information on applying for an Outreach Grant, contact Janay Tieken, Arts Commission Liaison by email or phone at 972-547-7578.