Nearly $400,000 in grants to reach Richardson cultural arts groups in upcoming fiscal year

Collin County Ballet Theatre is one of 25 cultural arts groups that could benefit from a city of Richardson grant in fiscal year 2019-20.

Collin County Ballet Theatre is one of 25 cultural arts groups that could benefit from a city of Richardson grant in fiscal year 2019-20.

Twenty-five cultural arts organizations could see grant funding from the city of Richardson in fiscal year 2019-20.

This year's budget allocates $375,000 in hotel-motel tax revenue toward cultural arts grants. Of that, $360,000 is doled out in the fall for annual operations grants. The remainder is set aside for the spring grant cycle, which is reserved for one-time initiatives.

Grant requests this fall totaled $537,850, according to Assistant City Manager Shanna Sims-Bradish.

"There are always more requests than we have funding for," Sims-Bradish said.

Applications are reviewed and recommendations are made by the Richardson Cultural Arts Commission. Eligible organizations must have a presence in Richardson, make an impact on the economy and prove their 501(c)(3) status, among other items.

In fiscal year 2019-20, the commission is recommending 25 grants ranging from $1,500 to $81,000, Sims-Bradish said. If council approves the recommendations, the Richardson Symphony Orchestra would receive the largest grant.



 

 

 

 

Council is scheduled to vote on the recommendations Sept. 22, and grant awards are disbursed after the fiscal year commences Oct. 1.
SHARE THIS STORY


MOST RECENT

Northrich neighborhood sign
Featured neighborhood in Richardson: Northrich

Homes in this neighborhood are selling for above asking price.

Gracie Gym Richardson
Brazilian jiujitsu academy Gracie Gym moves to new Richardson location

The training center teaches self defense and offers after-school care.

Shawarma
Beirut Shawarma City to bring authentic Lebanese cuisine to Richardson

The restaurant will serve homemade Lebanese shawarma and more.

Sanitas Medical Center Richardson
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas to help residents select health care plans at Dec. 7 event in Richardson

The event will also include free wellness checks, healthy food giveaways and community resources, according to the release.

Richardson Fire Department annual toy and food drive
Richardson Fire Department kicks off holiday season with annual toy and food drive

The annual event benefits clients of the Network of Community Ministries.

Liberty Junior High School in Richardson ISD
Talk of moving sixth-graders to junior high campuses underway in Richardson ISD

The move would have far-reaching impacts for the district, officials say.

American flags
New initiatives to enhance the lives of veterans in Richardson

Staff is proposing several new efforts to promote resources and services for members of the armed forces.

Sew Let's Quilt It custom quilt
Sew Let's Quilt It to celebrate 10th anniversary with storewide sale Dec. 7

The design studio provides quality, custom, machine quilting as well as custom memory and T-shirt quilts.

Lockwood vodka being held out by an arm
Lockwood Distilling Co. now serving small-batch spirits and comfort food in Richardson

The distillery and restaurant is the latest new business to join the strip center on Lockwood.

Back to top