Grant Categories

Category 1

Operating Support Grants or Program Support Grants

(Organizations may apply for either Operating Support or Program Support)

For Operating and Programming Support grants, the Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture accepts applications from 501(c) 3 organizations that have arts and cultural programming at the core of their mission. 

Operating Support Grants provide unrestricted operating funds to provide regular programming activities and administration. Operating Support grants assist organizations in fulfilling their missions by providing funds to maintain their stability and encourage their advancement. These grants provide general operating support to Wichita Falls arts organizations to continue, strengthen, and expand their programs. Organizations may request up to $10,000 in this category and shall not exceed 50% of their “cash” operating budget. A 1:1 cash match is required.

Program Support Grants support an ongoing or short-term arts program or project performed or presented in the City of Wichita Falls. Programs or projects should engage or benefit the residents of the City of Wichita Falls and visitors to the city. Programs should be designed to increase access to high-quality arts; increase opportunities for artists to create and present their work; or to expand arts education opportunities for young people. Organizations may request up to $10,000 in this category and shall not exceed 50% of the “cash” program/project budget. A 1:1 cash match is required.

Youth service organizations are not eligible for Programming and Operating Support grants.

Category 2

Innovation Grants

Innovation grants encourage organizations to invite individual artists and artists’ teams to work with their organization to develop projects that encourage innovative, thought-provoking projects; or projects that allow for guest artists to be in residence focusing on community engagement and creation of new works. Organizations are able to apply for the Innovation Grant in addition to either the Operating Grant or the Program Grant. Organizations may request up to $3,000 in this category. No cash match is required. All projects must result in a Community Engagement Activity, performance or exhibition for the public.

Youth service organizations are eligible for Innovation Grants. All applying organizations are encoraged collaborate with local artists and arts organizations.