The call for the 2022 Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival is now closed. Thank you artists! We received double the amount of applications this year. The official line-up announcement will take place on Tuesday, September 20.

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Luminaria Working Artist Fund 2022

Luminaria Working Artist FundThe Luminaria Working Artist Fund (WAF) is a professional development micro-grant for individual artists living and working in Bexar County. Up to $550 may be requested once per year for activities that support artistic growth.

The Working Artist Fund addresses the impact of COVID-19, the recent winter storm, and other on-going economic hardships on individual artists living and working in Bexar County. The fund will offer support toward a sustainable livelihood for area artists through generous year-round donations from individuals, foundations, government entities, corporations and partners that wish to support a vibrant arts community. 

Applications open in the Spring and Fall. Go to anyartist.org to apply.

The Working Artist Fund is supported by the City of San Antonio’s Department of Arts and Culture, The Brown Foundation, Texas Public Radio’s !Viva Telethon¡, Nelco Media, Guillermo Nicolas, Angelika Jansen, Phil & Linda Hardberger, Garrett T. Capps, and numerous individual art supporters. 

  • Christopher Arispe
  • Rick Canfield
  • Veronica Castillo
  • Violeta De Leon Davila
  • Anna DeLuna
  • Joël Dilley
  • Kaldric Dow
  • Juan Escobedo
  • Adria Garza
  • Carly Garza
  • Sarah Gonzales Busse
  • Suzy Gonzalez
  • Xelena Gonzalez
  • Brittany Ham
  • Mari Hernandez
  • Brittany Lopez
  • Gabi Magaly
  • Jesus Toro Martinez
  • Raisa Melendez
  • Michael Menchaca
  • Josue Mora
  • David Ortiz
  • Jorge Palacios
  • Christopher Quiroz
  • Martin Rodriguez
  • Joseph Rogers
  • Michael Ryan
  • Alvaro Salas
  • James E. Sanders Jr
  • Ray Santisteban
  • Alan Serna
  • Manuel Solis
  • Jackie Velez
  • Shane Vickers
  • Ursula Zavala

The Luminaria Artist Foundation Grants Program awarded individual San Antonio artists with grants for new works in 2020 and 2021. It was supported by the City of San Antonio’s Department of Arts & Culture, Kay and Scott Armstrong in honor of Kathy Armstrong, Rick Liberto, The Lifshutz Foundation, Patricia Pratchett, Guillermo Nicolas in honor of his mother Irma Cortez Nicolas, and numerous individual donors.

In 2021, the City of San Antonio renewed their commitment to individual artists by offering grants to support a diverse portfolio of artists working across the City of San Antonio in the production of new, original, high-quality art. Visit getcreativesanantonio.com to apply.

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Luminaria is dedicated to the innovative interpretation of our city’s culture, history, and environment through creative placemaking and site-specific arts integration. We coordinate with anchor arts institutions, cultural and heritage organizations, and other community partners to give San Antonio residents and visitors access to a vibrant arts culture.

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2020 PlaceMaking

In 2020, Luminaria partnered with Centro San Antonio, the National Park Service, and Mission Heritage Partners on five mural PlaceMaking projects.

Mission San José Tricentennial Mural
Artist Sandra Gonzalez created the mural for the Roosevelt Avenue facing wall of the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Visitor’s Center. The park’s mural commemorates the 300-year history of Mission San José.

Centro San Antonio Art Everywhere
The Centro San Antonio murals are part of Centro’s Art Everywhere initiative and will adorn the facades of four downtown buildings when they are all completed. San Antonio artists Suzy Gonzalez, Kat Cadena, Rudy Herrera, and Joe De La Cruz will each add their creative voices to our city’s urban core.

Creative ventures such as these are made possible in part by our partners at Centro San Antonio, the National Park Service, and Mission Heritage Partners.

Centro San Antonio
US National Park Service
Mission Heritage Partners
Centro San Antonio
US National Park Service
Mission Heritage Partners