Art Colors Life

entertainment-seriesOver the past 20 years, the Irving Arts Board has provided millions of dollars of financial support for arts activities in Irving. Funded organizations present symphony concerts, ballet, theater, musical theater and art exhibitions attracting thousands of visitors every year. Funding is also available for arts outreach in schools, arts education, cultural conferences, workshops and cultural programs taking place in Irving. Please email a staff grant specialist for more information. Funds come from income earned by the Irving Arts Center through rentals, admissions and other sources. The Irving Arts Board  determines the funding available in any given fiscal year.

City Arts Services

This program was created to allow greater input from Irving residents regarding artistic experiences available at the Irving Arts Center. A citizen in-put panel identified under-represented program areas. The Irving Arts Board pursues programming that addresses selected areas.

Community Activities Fund

This program offers limited sponsorships to 501(C)(3) organizations presenting art activities and performances in Irving. Eligible organizations may apply throughout the year. Resident Art Organizations are not eligible for support under this program.

Resident Organization Grant Fund

The Resident Fund is designed to provide operational assistance to our 10 designated Irving-based Resident Art Organizations. The program is currently closed to other applicants.

2018-2019 Innovation Grant Program (NEW!)

The Department of Arts and Culture is pleased to announce a new grant program to support artistic innovation in the City of Irving. The program encourages nonprofit organizations to try bold ideas and collaborations that they could not otherwise accomplish. It is intended to spark creativity, encourage interdisciplinary and inter-institutional collaborations, and extend the reach of arts and culture in Irving. The grants, with their emphasis on innovation, are intended to stimulate new (or substantially improved) activities. Projects must be consistent with the Arts and Culture Department’s strategic priorities of promoting the arts, celebrating the rich diversity of our community, and supporting economic development.

For eligibility requirements and more information, please click the info sheet here.


Monday, January 29, 2018 6:00pm – Irving Arts Center – Meeting Rooms A, B, and C
Saturday, February 3, 2018 10:00am – Irving Arts Center – Art Lab, Room 1

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 the portal will be open for submissions.  It can be found here.

Sunday, April 1, 2018 Innovation Grants and Attachments must be submitted though Irving Arts Center’s online portal by 11:59pm on Sunday, April 1, 2018.

Community Activities Fund

Request letters are accepted year round for this program.

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