An Update from Creative Pinellas on the Arts Catalyst Grant

At this time, Creative Pinellas is continuing to accept applications for Arts Catalyst summer camp grants. We remain optimistic that the measures being implemented to contain the COVID-19 virus will allow organizations to reopen and families to be able to resume activities this summer. As we have witnessed in the last couple weeks however, things are changing rapidly, and the future is uncertain. If your organization decides to change or cancel your upcoming 2020 summer camp schedule, we ask that you alert us as soon as possible so that we may adjust the application process on our end. Please remember that Arts Catalyst grants are only being allocated for onsite arts related summer camp sessions at eligible Pinellas County organizations and if programs are not being held, the grants will not be available.

Everything Your Organization Needs to Know About the Arts Catalyst Grants


The Creative Pinellas ArtsCatalyst Grant was created to make it possible for young people in Pinellas County (age 5 – 18) to have great arts and cultural experiences at Pinellas County area local summer camps. We anticipate being able to provide approximately 200 to 300 grants.

Qualified organizations in Pinellas County include non-profit arts organizations and community organizations, libraries and city or county program open to the public who offer arts programming. In order to be eligible, the program has to be primarily arts related – not simply have an arts component (theatre, dance, photography, music, etc.).

Although we would like to fund everybody who needs financial support and every eligible program, our funds are limited. Additionally, funding is based upon applicants selecting your organization’s camp. So, it is possible that some organizations may not receive funding, and not all organizations will receive the full funding – See full Guidelines.

A session is a single program where the same campers attend without new campers joining during that period of time. Typically, a session is 3-7 days long, with some exceptions. Sessions are NOT the entire summer. Sessions are not overnight. Each applicant can only receive a grant for one session.


  • Applications open: March 2, 2020
  • Applications close: June 30, 2020 – Applications will be accepted until funds are no longer available
  • Campers must attend programs between June 1 and August 7, 2020
  • Program must be completed by August 7, 2020
  • Invoices due from Summer Camp providers – September 4, 2020


  • Sign up as a Provider as a 501c3, County or Government organization with a qualifying Arts Summer Camp Session
  • We will send you a Digital Press Kit to promote the Arts Catalyst – Arts Summer Camp Grant
  • Your Name and link will appear on the Arts Catalyst – Art Summer Camp Grant homepage
  • Applying campers may choose your organization and arts session
  • Your Camp contact will receive an email when a camper has the Thumbs up for a grant, which will include:
    • Camper’s Name
    • Camper’s Contact Info
    • Camper’s Camp Session Name and Date
  • Connect with the Camper for Registration
  • Creative Pinellas will confirm registration with you
  • Camper attends the Arts Summer Camp Session
  • You can choose to request funds for individual campers or multiple registrations at one time. All requests must be placed no later than September 4, 2020.
  • Creative Pinellas will not pay invoices or requests for funds until we either (a) have enough information regarding what is happening this
    summer or (b) camp actually starts.
  • A catalyst impact with an arts experience within our amazing community of youth within (Creative) Pinellas County
Sign-up to be a provider
Camper Frequently Asked Questions

Important Document for Your Review:

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