The Liberty Arts Commission is the arts advocacy agency for the City of Liberty. We serve as a catalyst - to support, sustain and strengthen our community by increasing awareness, opportunities and public involvement in local arts and cultural activities.
Art Grant Mission: Through a competitive grant evaluation process, support will be awarded to arts events and projects designed to increase tourism and encourage participation in the arts by residents and visitors to our the City of Liberty.
Grant recipients will be chosen based on artistic excellence, accomplishments to date, the promise of future achievement, accessibility to the public and likelihood of increasing tourism to the City of Liberty.
The art grants are funded through the Transient Guest Tax that is collected from local hotels, motels and bed & breakfast inns for the purpose of promoting tourism to Liberty.
Mini Art Grants
Mini Art Grants will be awarded on an ongoing basis through the year for amounts up to $1,000 each. A maximum of $5,000 will be awarded annually.
Annual Art Grant
The Annual Art Grant is a $5,000 matching grant requiring at least a one-to-one dollar match. “One-to-one” dollar match means that the applicant must cover at least half (50%) of the expenses for a project or program with their own resources, monetary and/or in-kind contributions. The grant is awarded annually, provided funds are available and there is a qualified recipient.
Public Art Sculpture Program
The Arts Commission is seeking up to twelve original, three-dimensional works of art to be displayed for a one-year period at pre-selected sites within Liberty’s downtown area that yield high visibility with both vehicular and pedestrian traffic. All work entered must be freestanding and resilient to variant temperatures and outdoor elements as it will be displayed outdoors for long-term public display. Selected artists will receive an honorarium as well as public recognition and an opportunity for sales. The City of Liberty has the option to purchase at least one piece of art from the art pieces on display each cycle, which would become a part of the City’s permanent art collection. Sculptures are installed each September and on display for one year.