Fort Collins Book Fest is proud to receive support for this year’s book festival from the City of Fort Collins Fort Fund. Their generous funding allows us to continue to offer the annual community event free for attendees and to feature prominent authors and speakers.
The City of Fort Collins has been a sponsor of the Fort Collins Book Fest through its Fort Fund grant program since the inaugural book fest in 2016. The Fort Fund grant program supports arts and cultural events that enrich the creative vitality of the community, promote local heritage and diversity, provide opportunities for arts and cultural participation, help promote Fort Collins as a cultural center and tourist destination, and promote the health and well-being of all residents and visitors.
Established in 1989, the program distributes lodging tax revenues deposited in the City’s Cultural Development and Programming Account and the Tourism Programming Account in accordance with the provisions of Section 25-244 of the City Code. There are three funding categories. Local non-profit organizations may apply to Fort Fund for cultural and/or tourism event support. The Cultural Resources Board is authorized to review grant applications based on approved guidelines and make recommendations for Fort Fund grants to City Council, pursuant to Section 2-203(2) of the City Code.