Applications now open for arts grants

The New Braunfels Area Community Foundation is excited to open the application process for the second-annual Community Endowment for the Arts Fund grants. Up to four $1,000 grants will be awarded to nonprofit organizations grounded in the visual, creative or performing arts in New Braunfels and Comal County.

Applications will be accepted online at The deadline to apply is noon, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018.

In 2017, NBACF, in partnership with the Greater New Braunfels Arts Council and Canyon Lake Arts Guild, awarded grants to four local arts nonprofits. Each of the following four grant recipients received a $1,000 grant:

  • Historic Outdoor Art Museum/NB, Inc.
  • Mid-Texas Symphony Society, Inc.
  • River City Advocacy & Counseling Center
  • S.T.A.G.E., Inc. (Spotlight Theatre & Arts Group, Etc. Inc.)

“The long-term goal for this fund, which was established with NBACF in 2016, is to create a resource that provides a recurring funding source for the arts. This will lead to a sustainable, culturally rich environment and arts education in the community, leading to overall healthy wellbeing in the community,” said NBACF President/CEO Brit W. King.

Through matching funding from the McKenna Foundation, and the Fall into Art Month activities in October, the fund has continued to grow, allowing for the first grants to be awarded to nonprofit arts organizations in 2017.

Fall into Art Month:

The Community Endowment for the Arts Grants will be awarded at the Fall into Art Wearable Art Fashion Show and Luncheon on Oct. 18, 2018, at McKenna Events Center. The fashion show is one of the many activities scheduled in October as part of Fall into Art Month. The 3rd Annual Fall into Art Festival will take place Oct. 27-28 at Gruene Lake Village. Learn more about Fall into Art Month at

“Since 1979, the Greater New Braunfels Arts Council has supported and promoted the arts in the New Braunfels area. We are excited and honored to continue our partnership with NBACF to further our mission to support the arts for future generations in our community,” said Lisa Heymann, president of the Greater New Braunfels Arts Council.