Arts & Culture Grants

Grants Overview:

In 2022, Littleton voters approved a 5% lodgers tax on hotels, motels, and short-term rentals. The revenue from this tax will be used to support arts, culture, and tourism in an effort to promote the positive role they play in the Littleton community. The vision for the Arts & Culture Grants is threefold: to build strong and dynamic arts and culture organizations in Littleton; to foster collaboration between organizations; and to cultivate community engagement. The ultimate goal is to be a thriving arts city, one that has vision for a vibrant, collaborative, and creative Littleton where arts and culture are defining features of the community’s identity and unique character.

In the first year of grant disbursement (2023-24):

  • A total of $248,000 distributed in grants to local arts and culture organizations
  • 30 total grant recipients
  • Average grant amount awarded: $8,267

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Non-Profit Status
  • Proven commitment to Diversity, Equity, Access and Inclusion (DEAI)
  • Located in Littleton. (Organizations are not required to be headquartered in Littleton but MUST offer programming in Littleton).

Important Dates for 2024-25 Grants:

  • March 1, 2024 – Application window opens for 2024-25 Arts & Culture Grants
  • April 12, 2024 – Application deadline for 2024-25 Arts & Culture Grants
  • October 2024 – Budget approval by City Council
  • November 2024 – Award notification
  • January 2025 – Funds become available for 2024-25 Arts & Culture Grant awards


The application period for Arts & Culture Grants has now closed. Stay tuned for the 2025-26 grant cycle schedule.

FAQ & Resources:

Arts-Grant-FAQ-updated-2024.pdf(PDF, 193KB)

2024-25-Grant-Question-Overview.pdf(PDF, 116KB)

2025-Arts-and-Culture-Grants-Poster.pdf(PDF, 1MB)