RFP - ArtsBloom (Non-Capital Art Funding)


ArtsBloom is the City’s non-capital art competition funded through the Percent for the Arts program. Qualifying projects include art education, performing arts and temporary art. The goals of the program are to enrich and expand the experience of public art for all Rochesterians by reaching historically underserved residents, while increasing economic opportunities for local artists and small arts organizations in Rochester.

 In this inaugural round of the ArtsBloom Project, a total of $100,000 will fund diverse arts programming and projects. Individuals or groups/organizations may submit a funding request for one of three options: $5,000, $10,000 or $20,000. See the full Request for Proposal below for more information.

Pre-Submission Conference 

In order to provide the City with an opportunity to discuss the RFP and Respondents with an opportunity to ask questions and clarify the RFP, the City held a pre-proposal conference virtually on Wednesday, May 10, 2023. The conference was recorded in two segments. You can watch the first segment here, and the second segment here. NOTE: Please watch both segments to hear all of the information available.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 The deadline for questions about ArtsBloom has passed. The City has prepared a Frequently Asked Questions document based on all questions received by the questions deadline. You can find that document here>>.


Submission Deadline

Proposals must be received via email by the City no later than 5:00 pm on June 1, 2023. Respondents may attach their Proposal file(s) to the email submission or include a link to a file sharing platform if files are too large for email attachments. File(s) should be in PDF format. Email submissions to: Heather Anderson, AICP (Project Manager, Office of City Planning) at heather.anderson@cityofrochester.gov.