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2022 Arts and Culture Organizational Development Grant Opportunity

ITHACA, NY — The Tompkins County Tourism Program is accepting pre-applications for the 2022 Arts and Culture Organizational Development (ACOD) grant starting on September 17.

ACOD grants are intended to support organizations that enhance Tompkins County’s brand as an artistic and cultural destination. ACOD grants provide general operating support to local public museums and performing/visual arts organizations.

The ACOD grant program has been a cornerstone of the Tompkins County Tourism Program for nearly two decades. A total of $255,850 is budgeted for ACOD grants in 2022. The maximum grant award is $35,000.

Pre-applications are due online no later than Thursday, October 28. Organizations interested in applying may contact Community Arts Partnership to review the pre-application. Grant guidelines and application instructions are available at

Organizations that meet the eligibility criteria in the pre-application will be invited to submit full applications, which will be due by December 14. Full applications will be evaluated on five categories: 1) tourism impact, 2) local quality of life, 3) economic impact, 4) administrative capability, and 5) artistic/cultural impact.

The Tompkins County Tourism Program annually invests hotel room occupancy tax funds in community-based initiatives that promote economic development and enhance quality of life. Learn more at the Tourism Program website: