In 2004, the Tourist Development Council (TDC) partnered with the Alliance for the Arts and the Southwest Florida Community Foundation to provide financial assistance to not-for-profit arts and attractions organizations and to strengthen awareness of local arts and cultural venues that enhance the tourism opportunities in Lee County.
This joint effort is to enhance the visitor experience and encourage repeat visitations through promotions and dissemination of information regarding cultural offerings in the destination.
The application period for fiscal year 2017-18 funding opened with a workshop on April 25.
To view the workshop discussion video Click Here. The deadline to submit requests was June 26. Refer to the program guidelines below for eligibility. The next application cycle for fiscal year 2018/19 funding will open in late April, 2018.
The TDC funding share awarded to arts and attractions entities is allocated strictly for marketing and promotions.