The Gulfport Merchant’s Chamber (GMC) believes in giving back to the local community. Gecko World grants will be awarded to local organizations within the city of Gulfport or with programs that benefit the community of Gulfport.
If you are an artist on the rise,
The Gulfport Merchants Chamber would like to help you shine !
The Gulfport Merchants Chamber’s “Rise and Shine” Artist Grants were developed to support the creative community within Gulfport and the surrounding area and to promote Gulfport as an art destination. The grants include funding, marketing, mentoring , advertising support, and exhibition space.
The deadline to apply is August 10, you must be 18 years of age to apply.
Testimonials from former grant recipients:
“The support, exposure and guidance I’ve been giving has proven invaluable and has truly been beyond my dreams to bring my fine art efforts to a new level." - Paula Roy, painter
“The mentorship provided has been invaluable and has helped me to understand the business side of being a professional artist.” - Kiersty Long, painter
The Gulfport Merchant’s Chamber (a.k.a GMC) believes in giving back to the local community. Through the Community Support program, the GMC helps fund the needs of our community by providing grants to local Gulfport organizations throughout the year.
The GMC is committed to making our website and the pages, forms, and documents it contains accessible to all users, including those with disabilities. The documents on the website are currently under remediation while we work to meet new ADA requirements. The content on our website may be limited at times to those documents that comply with these new ADA standards. If you have any questions about obtaining a document or are unable to find a resource online, please email us.