This year, for the first time, Monroe County is offering dedicated funding to support local festivals and events. This funding is part of the County Executive’s continued commitment to support the arts and cultural sector that fuels our creative economy.
Monroe County’s 2023 Budget allocated at least $200,000 for Community Festival Funding. This is on top of expanded commitments to mid-sized arts organization, tourism and municipally owned event spaces, and larger arts, cultural, and educational entities. Award decisions will be announced in April 2023. If an organization is selected to receive funding exceeding $20,000, funding will be contingent upon legislative approval.