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Application Process – Foo Foo Festival Grant Program

Timeline – Foo Foo Festival 2023 (FFF) Grant Program

Current Important Dates
  • February 6, 2023 – In-Person Kickoff Meeting: Palafox House (10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon CT; Click here to Download the 2023 Kickoff Presentation Deck)
  • March 10, 2023 – REQUIRED: Organization Letter of Intent (LOI) Due to Curator by 12:00 noon CT (Click here to download details & template)
  • April 14, 2023 – Procedures, Policy, Scorecard Review for Panel Meeting (Committee Only)
  • April 14, 2023 – FFF Grant Applications Open on website
  • April 28, 2023 – FFF Grant Deadline for applicants. Due to Curator by 12 noon CT.
  • May 17, 2023 – REQUIRED: Public Grant Scoring and Announcement of grant recipients (10 a.m. CT; Bowden Building).
  • June 16, 2023 – Internal Marketing Meeting (10 a.m. CT, Committee Only)
  • July 12, 2023 – REQUIRED: External Marketing Meeting (10 a.m. CT; Bowden Building)
  • October 11, 2023 – Final Check-In w/ All Grant Recipients and Friends of Foo (10 a.m. CDT; Bowden Building)
  • November, 2-13, 2023 – 10th Annual Foo Foo Festival

Foo Foo Festival Guidelines and Application:

The 10th Edition of the Foo Foo Festival has been announced for November 2 – 13, 2023.

Click Here to download the presentation deck from the 2023 Kickoff Meeting held on Monday, Feb. 6.

Foo Foo Festival programming should showcase the cultural and arts community — appealing to locals while attracting regional and national visitors as well. As part of the Foo Foo Festival budget, ACE will provide individual organizations with operational funding for the event.

In order to qualify, an organization must be a local non-profit, their proposed event must occur during the determined two-week period of the Foo Foo Festival (Nov. 2-13, 2023), and the event must fall under the arts/culture category including, but not limited to, visual and performing arts, culinary avenues, and cultural arts.

*IMPORTANT* Letter of Intent (Required for 2023)

Beginning in 2022, the Foo Foo Festival committee asked all interested organizations to submit an official Letter of Intent (LOI) prior to submitting their grant application. This was an effort to help ensure those interested in becoming grant recipients are indeed eligible prior to submission of their full application. In 2023, this will be a REQUIRED item for anyone interested in applying for a Foo Foo Fest programming grant. 

For additional information on the grant application process, please e-mail

Apply – Foo Foo Festival Grant Program

Apply for Foo Foo Festival Grant


Download Materials from the 2023 Foo Foo Festival Kickoff Meeting and our committee below:

2023 Foo Foo Fest Frequently Asked Questions

Download the 2023 Foo Foo Fest FAQ

2023 Grant Scoring Sheet

Download the 2023 Foo Foo Programming Grant Scoring Sheet

2023 Letter of Intent (LOI) Details & Template

Download the 2023 Foo Foo Fest LOI Details & Template

2023 Foo Foo Festival Important Dates/Timeline

Download 2023 Foo Foo Festival Important Dates Timeline

2023 Foo Foo Festival Important Notes from Committee

Download 2023 Foo Foo Festival Important Notes

2023 Kickoff Meeting Presentation

Click here to watch the meeting

Past Award-Winning Foo Foo Festival Grant Entries (as an example)