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

2019-2020 Program & Marketing Grant Award Recipients
  • Ballet Brazos-2019 Nutcracker Ballet
  • Brazos Educational Radio-2020 Lone Star Music Series Concert
  • Brazos Valley African American Museum- Programming and marketing support for the museum and it's Annual Appreciation Banquet
  • Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History- programming and marketing support for the museum exhibits and Boonville Days Festival
  • Children's Museum of the Brazos Valley- Marketing support for the museum and the Brazos Valley Museum Collective
  • Fiestas Patrias Mexicanas of B/CS, TX- 2020 Fiestas Patrias Parade and Cultural Day
  • Friends of Chamber Music- 24th season of community chamber concerts
  • StageCenter Community Theatre= 56th season of community theatre productions
  • Texas A&M University- Dance Science Program: "But where there's hope, there's life" immersive dance performance
  • Texas A&M University- Wright Gallery: marketing support for gallery exhibits and Viz-A-Gogo
2017-2020 Three-Year Grant Award Recipients
  • Brazos Valley Choral- 2017-2020 Concert Seasons
  • Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra- 2017-2020 Concert Seasons
  • Brazos Valley Worldfest- 2017-2019 Brazos Valley Worldfests
  • George Bush Presidential Library and Museum- Marketing support for 2017-2020 exhibits
  • MSC OPAS- Marketing support for 2017-2020 seasons
  • Museum of the American GI- Programming and marketing support for 2017-2020 historical programs and exhibits
  • The Theatre Company of Bryan/College Station- 2017-2020 Theatre Seasons
2019-2020 Navasota Program & Marketing Grant Recipients
  • Navasota Grimes County Chamber of Commerce- 2019 Reds, Wheats, and Blues Festival
  • Navasota Theatre Alliance- Marketing support for season of community theatre productions
  • Washington on the Brazos- Program and marketing support for Texas Independence Day Festival
2019 Rural Grant Award Recipients
  • Navasota Theatre Alliance (Grimes County)- Youth Summer Theatre Camps
  • Troupe Over the Hill (Leon County)- Youth Summer Theatre Camps & Feild Trips to Perfromances
  • Unity Theatre- Summer Drama Camps
  • Washington on the Brazos State Park Association- Cultural Performers at Texas Independence Day Festival