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 on the behalf of Pensacola’s Foo Foo Festival.

The funds are designed to help new and existing organizations create exceptional, unique programming and content for the Foo Foo Festival, which will take place this year from November 3-14. 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 Birdwell Agency at 125 West Romana Street, Suite 222, Pensacola, FL 32502 or by email to by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 15th.

An important workshop will be held at The Bowden Building in Downtown Pensacola on March 15th 2016 at 8:30 a.m. Organizations are strongly encouraged to attend this meeting for a question and answer session. The meeting will be presented by the Foo Foo Festival marketing committee and will cover grant process, grant funding and other important festival information.

For more information about the festival application, visit or contact Foo Foo Festival’s organizer at

ACE is a non-profit organization that receives federal, state, county, city, 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 IRS Section 501(c)(3) organizations.


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