Brazos Valley Grant Opportunities

For over 45 years, The Arts Council of Brazos Valley has served the community with one driving mission: to make the arts accessible to all residents and visitors of the Brazos Valley through funding, promotion, advocacy, professional development and partnership building programs. 

 

To access your profile and the application visit The Arts Council's online Grant Portal

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For more information, questions, concerns, or comments contant The Arts Council at 979-696-2787 or deputy@acbv.org

 

 

College Station/ Bryan Annual Program & Marketing Grant

The Arts Council of Brazos Valley's Annual Marketing and Program Grant program provides local organizations with financial support for projects that significantly contribute toward the promotion of arts, culture, and heritage in the Brazos Valley. The City of College Station and City of Bryan Hotel Occupancy Tax revenues generously sponsor the Annual Marketing and Program Grant. 

 

What is an Annual Program & Marketing Grant?

The Arts Council's Annual Marketing and Program Grant program provides affiliate organizations with financial support for projects that make a significant contribution toward promoting the arts, culture, and heritage in the Brazos Valley and directly enchance and promote tourism and the convention and hotel industry. 

 

Eligible Groups

Grants are available to:

  • Current Arts Council affiliate groups in good standing
  • Affiliates that are not-for-profit under IRS section 501 (c)(3)
  • Charted in the state of Texas
  • Doing business and presenting programs in College Station, Bryan, and Brazos County
Compliance

All eligible groups requesting Arts Council Marketing and Program Grant funds are required to comply with the following two-part test:

 

Criteria I: EVERY expenditure must DIRECTLY enhance and promote tourism AND the hotel & convention industry

 

Criteria II: Exependitures must fall into one of the following categories:

  1. Paying the establishment, improvement, maintenance, or administrative costs for facilitating a convention or registrations
  2. Paying for advertising, solicitation, and promotional programs that attract tourists and convention delegates to the city or it's vicinity
  3. Expenditures that promote the arts
  4. Funding historical restoration and preservation projects or activities, advertising, solicitation and promotional programs that encourage tourists and convention delegates to visit preserved historic sites or museums
  5. Funding costs to hold sporting events that substantially increase hotel activity
  6. The enhancement or upgrading of existing sports facilities or sports fields
  7. Funding transportation systems for tourists
  8. Tourism related signage

Annual Marketing and Program Grant funds are available for a wide range of projects. In general they should serve to increase understanding and participation in arts, culture, or heritage programs, be of an educational or instructional function, and directly support or promote the hotel/motel and tourist industries. 

 

 

Navasota Program & Marketing Grant

The Arts Council of Brazos Valley's Navasota Marketing & Program Grant program is funded through the City of Navasota's Hotel Occupancy Tax revenue. It is designed to provide affiliate organizations operating in the Navasota ETJ with finanical support for programs making a significant contribution towards:

  • The promotion of the arts, culture, and heritage in the Brazos Valley
  • Tourism and the convention and hotel industry
What is an Annual Program & Marketing Grant?

The Arts Council's Annual Marketing and Program Grant program provides affiliate organizations with financial support for projects that make a significant contribution toward promoting the arts, culture, and heritage in the Brazos Valley and directly enhance and promote tourism and the convention and hotel industry. 

 

Eligible Groups

Grants are available to:

  • Current Arts Council affiliate groups in good standing
  • Affiliates that are not-for-profit under IRS section 501 (c)(3)
  • Charted in the state of Texas
  • Doing business and presenting programs in College Station, Bryan, and Brazos County
Compliance

All eligible groups requesting Arts Council Marketing and Program Grant funds are required to comply with the following two-part test:

 

Criteria I: EVERY expenditure must DIRECTLY enhance and promote tourism AND the hotel & convention industry

 

Criteria II: Exependitures must fall into one of the following categories:

  1. Paying the establishment, improvement, maintenance, or administrative costs for facilitating a convention or registrations
  2. Paying for advertising, solicitation, and promotional programs that attract tourists and convention delegates to the city or it's vicinity
  3. Expenditures that promote the arts
  4. Funding historical restoration and preservation projects or activities, advertising, solicitation and promotional programs that encourage tourists and convention delegates to visit preserved historic sites or museums
  5. Funding costs to hold sporting events that substantially increase hotel activity
  6. The enhancement or upgrading of existing sports facilities or sports fields
  7. Funding transportation systems for tourists
  8. Tourism related signage

Annual Marketing and Program Grant funds are available for a wide range of projects. In general they should serve to increase understanding and participation in arts, culture, or heritage programs, be of an educational or instructional function, and directly support or promote the hotel/motel and tourist industries.

 

 

Rural Grant Program

The Arts Council of Brazos Valley Rural Grant program is designed to assist affiliate organizations located in the six rural counties of the Brazos Valley (Burleson, Grimes, Leon, Madison, Robertson, and Washington) with program-specific funding needs. Rural Grants are available for up to $2,500 and must be matched dollar-for-dollar.

 

Purpose of the Rural Grant Program

Rural Grant funds are available for a wide range of projects, with a focus on impacting children and families. In general they should serve to:

  • Increase children's understanding and participation in arts, culture, or heritage programs
  • Be of an educational or instructional function.

Inclusive, diverse, and cooperative projects involving partnerships with other organizations, artists, or local businesses are encouraged. 

 

 

Current Grant Recipients

2021-2022 Bryan-College Station Programs & Marketing Grant Award Recipients 
  • Brazos Educational Radio
  • Brazos Valley African American Museum
  • Brazos Valley Chorale
  • Ballet Brazos
  • Brazos Valley Worldfest
  • BV Museum of Natural History
  • BV Symphony Society
  • Children's Museum of the Brazos Valley
  • Fiestas Patrias Mexicanas
  • Friends of Chamber Music
  • George Bush Presidential Library & Museum
  • Museum of the American GI
  • MSC OPAS
  • Stage Center
  • Theatre Company of B/CS
2021-2022 Rural Grant Award Recipients
  • Brenham Children's Choir
  • Navasota Theater Alliance
  • Troupe Over the Hill
  • Unitry Theatre 
  • Washington on the Brazos State Park Association