Image credit:  Artis—Naples Naples International Film Festival, grant recipient, image courtesy of Artis—Naples.

Arts & Culture Grants

Tourist Development Tax Grants

The Tourism Development Council of Collier County provides grants to arts and cultural organizations.  

 

This grant program is funded through the Tourism Development taxes, also known as the Hotel Surtax.  This tax is applied to the rental fees paid by visitors for short-term accommodations such as hotel/motel rooms, condominiums vacation homes, and rental sources.  Thanks to our almost 2 million visitors a year, we can provide funds to help them drive tourism to Collier County (also known as the Paradise Coast).
 

The Arts and Culture sector is an important one to the County. 
 

According to the last Arts and Economic Prosperity Study completed by Americans for the Arts, over 9,200 jobs are in the cultural sector in Collier County.  Part of that sector the nonprofit arts and culture industry has almost 3,000 jobs and an economic impact of $107.7 million.
 

The Tourism Development Tax Grant program provides opportunities in two program areas for organizations to complete applications for grants.  The grant categories follow Florida Statute 125.0104 section 5.a.1.c and include these two types:
 

  • "C-2" Non-County Owned and Operated Museums
  • "B" Marketing Grants.

 

Grants provide reimbursable funding for promotional campaigns and activities to promote tourism to Collier County.  Applications for grants are accepted between the fourth Monday of January and the fourth Friday of March of each year.  Those applications are then funded for a grant during the next fiscal year (Oct. 1 – Sep. 30).

The Grant cycle for FY2023-2024 will open on Monday, January 23, 2023, at 9:00 AM and close on Friday, March 24, 2023, at 5:00 PM.

More information on the Grants and eligibility of organizations that satisfy the definition of Museum is provided in the Grant System Portal below.