The City's Initiative (CI) Program provides a one-time grant to City of Houston nonprofit arts or cultural organizations for special opportunities that are not part of the applicant's annual budget or regular programming/annual events. An example could be the opportunity to present an artist or performance that was not included in an annual season; unanticipated invitation to perform or exhibit as part of conference or meeting being held in Houston; or the opportunity for one-time exposure in a national or regional media campaign. Awards are restricted to artistic and marketing costs, with a maximum available of $10,000.
For more information on the City's Initiative (CI) Program, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
City's Initiative Program*
Application Portal Opens: Bimonthly the first Monday after a deadline
Application Due: Bimonthly, the last Friday of the month
Panel Review: Bimonthly
Notification of Award: Bimonthly
The City’s Initiative application is available through an online application portal.
*Organizations approved for a grant will enter into an agreement with Houston Arts Alliance that outlines the arts activities that will be supported through grant evaluations and accountability requirements.