For arts & cultural projects in Grand Junction, Colorado

“Monument Trail” by Dan Loge

To apply for a grant, this page allows you to download  fillable PDF forms to use with Adobe Reader. If you don't already have Adobe Reader on your computer, you can obtain a free copy from the Adobe website.

Applying for a Grant from the City of Grand Junction Commission on Arts & Culture

The Commission on Arts and Culture invites proposals from organizations to support local arts and cultural events, projects, and programs. Any non-profit organization or governmental/educational agency may apply. No individuals or businesses.

The 2019 grant program is closed.

Funding Available: $40,000 to non-profit arts and cultural organizations.Grant Writing Workshops

To assist in the effort to successfully complete our grant paperwork, two identical workshops will be held at the Parks and Recreation Office at 1340 Gunnison Avenue (stone house in Lincoln Park). Workshops includes a thorough review of:
Required Attachments
Criteria and Goals
Tips and Hints

Workshops are held at the Parks and Recreation Office, 1340 Gunnison Ave.

Training dates are December 11, 2018 at 10:00am OR January 9, 2019 at 3:00pm. Please only register for one. 

Please RSPV for the exact date: Contact Us.

The Commission is interested in how each project or cultural event impacts jobs in the creative industry, for the local non-profit arts and cultural community and local working artists of all types - performing, visual, literary, and historical/heritage.

This grant program, as with most grant programs, helps provide employment, sales, or performance opportunities for working artists and those who work for cultural non-profits by supporting a broad range of community cultural events, exhibits, presentations, and projects. It is important to remember that the arts are an industry, and that the business of art, in all its many forms, is an essential economic element of our community.

Applicants may submit their application by mail or hand deliver it to the Parks and Recreation office in Lincoln Park, 1340 Gunnison Avenue (faxes or emails are not allowed). Please follow the instructions and read the guidelines and criteria carefully.

Submitting a grant application
To apply for a grant, click on the links below. Save and fill out the grant application fillable forms and follow the guidelines and instructions carefully.

 You may send questions through the Contact Us web page.

Final Report for grants received

All organizations receiving grants from the Arts Commission must present their final report to the Arts Commission at a scheduled meeting within 60 days of completion. You will have 5 minutes to creatively capture the essence of your event/project/program and turn in your written report. Download, save (by clicking on the link below), and fill out the final report form (a fillable form). Failure to complete this requirement makes an organization ineligible to apply for Art Commission grant funding for two years.

Commission Grants Approved for Year 2019 will support the following cultural events and arts projects: 




Grand Valley Public Radio – KAFM

Arts & Entertainment Calendar


First Presbyterian Church

Christmas Choral Concert


Super Rad Art Jam

High School Art Show


Grand Junction Symphony

The Elixir of Love


Bookcliff Barbershop Harmony Chorus

Annual 2019 Show


Messiah Choral Society of GJ



Grand Junction Senior Theatre

Annual Stage Production



Jazz Workshop


Riverside Educational Center

Look What I Did


Western Colorado Writers’ Forum

Writing Projects


Downtown Grand Junction 

Downtown Art Festival


The Theatre Project of GJ

Jekyll & Hyde the Musical


Museums of Western CO

Two Rivers Chautauqua


Western Colorado Center for the Arts

Summer Art Camp


Grand Junction Centennial Band

Summer Concert Series


Rocky Mountain PBS, Western CO

Arts District


Mesa County Libraries Foundation

Culture Fest


Zikr Dance Ensemble



Geek Parties of the Grand Valley

Summer Shakespeare Series 


MDS/Western CO Botanical Gardens

Bear Mountain Project


City of Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture

This is a print version of a webpage. View the original at: http://www.gjarts.org/grants/

A division of the City of Grand Junction, Colorado, Parks & Recreation Department
970-254-3876 | 1340 Gunnison Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81501