Grant money available for Grand Junction Arts and Culture |

Grant money available for Grand Junction Arts and Culture

Lorie Gregor
Cultural Confidential Contributor
Keys to the City by the Grand Junction Symphony.
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The Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture is currently inviting proposals from organizations to support local arts and cultural events, projects, and programs. Any nonprofit organization or governmental/educational agency may apply; it’s not for individuals or businesses.

Please include how proposed projects or cultural events will impact jobs in the creative industry — for the local arts and culture community and for local working artists of all types (performing, visual, literary, and historical/heritage).

This grant program aims to provide employment, sales, and performance opportunities for working artists and nonprofit organizations supporting a broad range of community cultural events, exhibits, presentations, and projects.

The Commission on Arts and Culture is dedicated to developing the quantity, quality, and affordability of arts and culture for everyone in the Grand Valley. Since 1990, this group has worked to support local artistic resources and cultural activities. Its main goal is to form strong, lasting, and dynamic connections with artists, arts organizations, businesses, government, and educational institutions throughout Grand Junction.

This year the Commission on Arts and Culture awarded 19 nonprofits with financial support, four of which were first-time endeavors. Some events included the Mesa County Library Foundation Culture Fest, High Desert Opera Les Miserables, Rocky Mountain PBS Western Bounty and The Grand Junction Senior Theatre Outreach Program. A complete listing of recipients can be found on


To assist applicants in successful completion of the grant process, the Commission on Arts and Culture will hold a workshop at the Parks and Recreation Office on Tuesday, Jan. 14, from 4-5 p.m. The meeting will be held at 1340 Gunnison Ave. Topics to be covered include how to fill out the new application, required attachments, criteria and goals, expectations, tips and hints. RSVP to


Applicants may submit their application by mail or hand deliver it to the Parks and Recreation office in Lincoln Park, 1340 Gunnison Ave. Faxes and emails are not accepted. The 2014 grant application process will remain open until February 6, 2014 at 5 p.m. All required paperwork may be found at

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