Funding now available for local arts organizations through city’s Arts and Culture Grant Program

The City of St. Petersburg’s Arts and Culture Grant Program closes Friday, June 9 at 5 p.m.

ST. PETERSBURG — The application period for the City of St. Petersburg’s Arts and Culture Grant Program is underway. Three levels of funding opportunities ranging from $7,500 to $22,000 will be available for eligible arts-focused organizations. Award levels will be based on the organization’s size and budget.

“Creating equitable opportunities for arts organizations of all sizes is a priority in St. Petersburg,” said Mayor Kenneth T. Welch. “Supporting and cultivating these organizations ensures intentional inclusivity for the arts community, earning us recognition as a City of the Arts.”

From established organizations to new groups that focus on emerging artistic expressions, the program supports local organizations that contribute to the vibrant cultural opportunities that serve the diverse residents of the St. Pete community. These grants fund eligible arts and culture organization activities completed between Oct. 1 and Sept. 30, 2024.

“I am excited to continue this program that provides funding to many of our talented and creative local organizations,” Celeste Davis, the city’s director of Arts, Culture and Tourism. “Their impact in our community is tremendous, and I look forward to seeing the impact this next round of funding will have in our community.”

The application closes on Friday, June 9, at 5 p.m. For more information on eligibility requirements and the grant application, please visit

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