ACE announces grant applications, including a mega-grant for $100,000, deadline May 23

One mega-grant up to $100,000 and additional grants up to $10,000 will be awarded to qualifying organizations by the Art, Culture and Entertainment, Inc. (ACE) marketing committee.

The funds are designed to help new and existing organizations create exceptional programming and content for the November arts and culture festival. Special consideration will be given to organizations whose goal supports increased tourism through their ideas, exhibits and performances. Not-for-profits and private collaborations with not-for-profits are encouraged to apply.

To qualify for grant funding, events must support some or all of the festival dates, and must fall under the arts/cultural category, including but not limited to visual and performing arts, culinary, history and cultural arts and entertainment. Festival groups will benefit from unprecedented marketing and advertising support, so grant funding can be used to aid in operational support.

Organizations interested in participating should download an application at and submit in person to the Visit Pensacola representative, Kim Taylor c/o ACE, Inc. at 1401 East Gregory Street, 32502 or by email to by 5:00 pm on Friday, May 23rd.

For more information about the festival application, visit or contact Maggie Bird at

ACE is a non-profit organization that receives Federal, State of Florida, Escambia County, City of Pensacola, corporate, foundation and personal funds to disperse through an equitable granting process to arts, culture and entertainment organizations throughout Escambia County, Florida that have been in existence for at least 24 months and are IRC Section 501(c)(3) organizations.