Creative Futures Grants Final Round Now Open

Applications Now Open for Creative Futures Grants

Awards of up to $200,000 are available to creative sector organizations and businesses including sole proprietors that can demonstrate economic harm caused by or exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Funding amounts are based on 2019 (pre-pandemic) operating revenue. 
  • The funds are for any regular operating expenses, including but not limited to payroll and benefits, utilities, rent and insurance.
  • Applications are evaluated using the following criteria:
    • Severity of Covid-19 pandemic harm
    • Community and cultural impact 
    • Economic impact

What is a creative sector business or nonprofit?

The creative sector economy is defined as the collective enterprises, organizations, and individuals whose products and services are rooted in artistic and creative content and includes culture and heritage; design; film and media; literary arts & publishing; performing arts; specialty foods; and visual arts and crafts.

More Information & Application 

Application Deadline: June 30, 2023

Notifications by mid-August


For questions about the grant program, email

Need Help With Your Application?

Grantseeker Workshops


Find out about the Creative Futures grant program, the application process, tips for a strong application, and get your questions answered.


10-11 a.m., May 11 | Register


4-5 p.m., May 23Register


Workshops will be recorded and posted on the Council’s website after the event.