2020-2021 Grants Program

The Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture (The Alliance) is the designated arts grant-making agency for the City of Wichita Falls. Beginning March 2020, The Alliance will accept applications from eligible organizations.

Eligibility Requirements

Please Review Before You Begin the Application

  1. The Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture accepts applications from 501(c)3 organizations that have arts and cultural programming at the core of their mission. Grants are not made to individuals. Individual Artists are encouraged to partner with eligible organizations to create new work, present projects or develop activities under the Innovation Grant program.
  2. The Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture will only accept one application per category per 501(c)3 organization.
  3. Youth service organizations are only eligible to submit an application in the Innovation category.
  4. Applicants must be based in Wichita Falls.
  5. Grantees will be required to submit a final report at the end of the project year. Failure to comply with this requirement will deem grantees ineligible for future funding.

Through a competitive grant evaluation process, support will be awarded to arts programs or projects that are designed to increase tourism, serve as a catalyst for economic growth, and encourage public participation in arts and cultural activities.

Applications must be submitted to The Alliance through its online portal. Mailed or hand-delivered applications will not be accepted. Organizations may submit additional relevant support materials via mail or hand deliver to The Alliance office.

Goals and Priorities

The Alliance, on behalf of the City of Wichita Falls, has four primary funding goals and priorities for arts and culture grants:

  1. Provide support to arts and culture projects and programs that stimulate audience growth and encourage participation in the arts by residents and visitors to our city;
  2. Strengthen the organizational capacity of artists and arts organizations in an effort to offer high quality, innovative and diverse programming for the public;
  3. Encourage collaborations and partnerships between arts organizations and/or non-arts public service organizations;
  4. Preserve and promote the history, culture, and traditions of Wichita Falls.


2020 Grant Panelists

James Adams – Big Thought, Senior Program Manager

Cathy Hernandez – Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra, Executive Director

Marvin Peevey – Grant Writer, North Texas Area United Way

Marla Malone – Assistant Director, Non-Profit Management Center

Ismael Duran – Potencia Projects

Trish Dillmon – Grants Panel Chair

Marcela Trice – Board Liaison