Art Grants

The Liberty Arts Commission is the arts advocacy agency for the City of Liberty. We serve as a catalyst - to support, sustain and strengthen our community by increasing awareness, opportunities and public involvement in local arts and cultural activities.

Art Grant Mission: Through a competitive grant evaluation process, support will be awarded to arts events and projects designed to increase tourism and encourage participation in the arts by residents and visitors to our City. 

Please note: Due to COVID-19 precautions and decreased revenues to the Transient Guest Tax budget caused by the Stay Home Orders, we are not accepting art grants at this time. We will update this page as more information is available.

Mini Art Grants

Mini Art Grants will be awarded on an ongoing basis through the year for amounts up to $1,000 each. The program is funded through the Transient Guest Tax that is collected from local hotels, motels and bed & breakfast inns. A maximum of $5,000 will be awarded annually. 

Annual Art Grant

The Liberty Annual Art Grant is a $5,000 matching grant requiring at least a one-to-one dollar match. “One-to-one” dollar match means that the applicant must cover at least half (50%) of the expenses for a project or program with their own resources, monetary and/or in-kind contributions.

Public Art Sculpture Program

The Arts Commission is seeking up to nine original, three-dimensional works of art to be displayed for a one-year period at pre-selected sites within Liberty’s downtown area that yield high visibility with both vehicular and pedestrian traffic. All work entered must be freestanding and resilient to variant temperatures and outdoor elements as it will be displayed outdoors for long-term public display. Early applications will be given priority. Selected artists will receive a $2,000 honorarium as well as public recognition and an opportunity for sales. The City of Liberty has the option to purchase at least one piece of art from the art pieces on display each cycle, which would become a part of the City’s permanent art collection. The purchase price for each piece submitted cannot exceed $5,000.