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The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department is dedicated to offering a wide range of arts and cultural activities to enrich the lives of its residents and visitors. We invite you to enjoy our public art tours, concerts and movies in the park, visit our historic park, and much more.

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Open Call for Art Grants 2023

Deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on Monday, November 7, 2022.

News Release

The Corpus Christi Arts & Cultural Commission has issued an Open Call for Arts Grant 2023 applications to arts organizations whose programs or services demonstrate cultural significance for the community and will stimulate the local business economy by attracting visitors to Corpus Christi. Applications are for matching grants of up to $15,000. For more information, send an email to

Art Grants 2023 Guidebook (PDF file) is available to guide applicants along the process. 

0 Art Grants 2023 Guidelines (PDF file)
1 Art Grants 2023 Application & Checklist (Word file)
2 Art Grants 2023 Project Narrative Form (Word file)
3 Art Grants 2023 Budget Form (Excel file)
4 Art Grants 2023 Score Sheet (Excel file)
5 Art Grants 2023 Completion Report (Excel file)
6 Art Grants 2023 Completion Report - Supporting Documents Summary (Excel file)
7 Art Grants 2023 Appeal Form (Word file)


Corpus Christi Mural & Art Trail

Take a free outdoor art tour of Corpus Christi, Texas! See unique murals and sculptures created by local artists throughout downtown and Padre Island. Enjoy this self-guided journey and earn prizes along the way!

Some art on this trail are part of the City of Corpus Christi's Public Art Collection.

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Non-profit 501c(3) or tax-exempt organizations that provide arts programs and activities within the City of Corpus Christi are invited to apply for an Arts Grant. Funding for this is provided by Hotel- Occupancy Taxes and must be used in accordance with the Hotel Occupancy Tax Texas Tax Code Chapter 351 to directly promote tourism and the convention and hotel industry and promote the arts. The Arts Grant program runs from January 1 to December 31. Applications and Grant Workshops are available during the fall. 




The Arts & Cultural Commission is made up of nine Commissioners appointed by the Mayor and approved by City Council, recommends the use, location, donation or purchase, conservation and promotion of works of art to be considered a part of the City’s Public Art Collection. The Commission also oversees the Arts Grant Program and provides opportunities for local arts organizations to recognize arts volunteers at an annual Arts Forum. 

SERVE OUR CITY: The City of Corpus Christi Arts & Cultural Commission is comprised of citizens who provide guidance and advice on the Public Art Program, the Public Art Collection, and the Arts Grants. We invite interested individuals to serve on this committee. For more information, contact Shelly Rios, Arts & Culture Management Assistant, at (361) 826-3489 or Apply online


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