Entities interested in organizing downtown events can apply for funding with the KickstART Downtown Funding Program. The program provides support for recurring arts and sporting events in El Paso’s Downtown Arts District, with a focus on promoting tourism. The program has been developed to nurture the continuing revitalization of downtown El Paso and support the Downtown Arts District.
Past recipients have included Neon Desert Music Festival, Plaza Classic Film Festival, Sun City PrideFest, and the El Paso Marathon.
Applications can be made online at www.epdowntownarts.com , view “opportunities” to read KickstArt Downtown guidelines and submit an online application.
Applications for events taking place September 1, 2012 - August, 31, 2013 in eligible areas of downtown will be due on June 25, 2012, no later than 6:00 p.m., delivered to the Museums and Cultural Affairs Department located in City Hall.
For more information, visit www.epdowntownarts.com  “opportunities” or call (915) 541-4280.