ArtsActivate 2021 is now open for project proposals.

City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture

The Office of Arts and Culture Funding Programs is seeking proposals from individual artists, non-profit organizations, social services organizations, artist collectives and other eligible non-profit organizations for ArtActivate 2021. This year, there will only be 1 ROUND of ArtsActivate.

Applications are open from November 3- November 30, 2020.

ArtsActivate 2021:

  • is a project-based cultural funding program
  • is open for proposals from non-profit arts/cultural organizations, social services organizations, individual artists, artist collectives and other eligible non-profit organizations
  • will open for one round for projects taking place during the 2020-21 fiscal year (October 1, 2020 – September 30, 2021)


OAC Cultural Funding Programs staff will also be hosting 4 virtual events to help applicants with their applications or with any questions they may have. The 4 virtual events include two info sessions (one in English and one in Spanish) and two sets of office hours with both english and spanish speaking staff available to answer any questions!

For more information on our Cultural Funding Programs department please visit

Funding Programs is a division of the Office of Arts and Culture that is dedicated to providing funding each fiscal year (FY) to eligible artists, nonprofits, and Dallas residents who apply through our funding programs.

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