The Mesquite Arts Council created the local grants program in 1993. Qualifying arts organizations who hold a current 501 (c) 3 nonprofit letter of determination from the state of Texas may apply for up to $5,000 annually.

The Arts Council provides two funding programs for arts organizations including the Grants for Operations or Season Support, and Quick Grants. Organizations who are awarded grants funds must also complete the Follow-up Evaluation Report at the conclusion of the grant period. For more information about these programs please call the Arts Council at 972-216-6444.