Grants for the Arts

As part of our mission to facilitate and preserve all forms of artistic expression in Cayman, the Cultural Foundation awards financial grants to individuals, groups and organisations to help further development, to assist in bringing a worthy project to fruition, or in some cases to support an ongoing project or programme. The CNCF Grants and Awards Committee reviews the applications to determine if the application has merit and decides if the dollar amount applied for should be granted, or granted in a reduced amount. The committee members are Board Members Lorna Reid and Morgan DaCosta, and Mary Anne Kosa. Each term committee members are joined by experienced members from the Cayman Islands arts community, depending on the range of applicants. CNCF has awarded grants for training, productions, publications, attendance at festivals and special projects.


DEADLINE: July 15th, 2017 - EXTENDED to JANUARY 30th 2017

Click here to download a copy of the Grants for the Arts Guidelines & Application.

Click here to download a copy of the Activity Report Form -To be completed by grant recipients.

Standard conditions for grants when receiving funds from the CNCF:

1) You will acknowledge the support of the CNCF whenever feasible –that is to say, in all printed materials, public performances and/or events, media releases and interviews- and you will include the following statement in all publications and printed materials funded by the CNCF: Made possible with a grant from the Cayman National Cultural Foundation

2) You will complete an Activity Report Form at the end of each term and submit a schedule of the activities for the following term. Please note that failure to complete and submit the form may result in exclusion from future grant consideration.

3) You will provide us, when asked, with images and audiovisual materials that we can use to celebrate artistic achievement. You will also allow the CNCF to publish information relating to the activity we have funded. This may include, but may not be limited to, images, video, press releases, grant amounts and upcoming events.


Congratulations to last year's recipients: 


Simone Scott: Brac Autumn Festival 


Michel Powery: Cayman Islands Poetry Festival 


Sherla, Yuri & Kenia Ferguson who produced a publication called: Caymanians in the Isle of Pines 




We consider grant applications in March and September each year. The submission deadline for March application is 15 January (or the preceding weekday, if 15 January falls on a weekend or public holiday). The submission deadline for September application in 15 July (or the preceding weekday, if 15 July falls on a weekend or public holiday).

For more information on the Grants Programme, eligibility requirements and how to apply contact Virginia Foster at [email protected] or call (345) 949-5477.

Useful Links & Contacts

Cayman Islands Small Business Association (CISBA)
Contact Person: Ronda Kelly
Telephone: 329-4480
Email: [email protected]

Department of Commerce and Investment (DCI)
Contact Person: Charmaine Moss
Telephone: 945-0943
Email: [email protected]