As California’s state arts agency, we invest in California-based organizations via competitive grant programs, administered through a multi-step public process.
This week, we began accepting applications for five additional grant programs: Arts & Public Media, JUMP StArts, Research in the Arts, and Veterans Initiative in the Arts; plus our Accessibility Grant, made available through our partnership with the National Arts & Disability Center.
You might have heard the great news… as a result of increased state arts funding, we expect to award as many as 1,000 grants this fiscal year — that’s more than triple the number of grants awarded annually in the past!
Program details including availability, application deadlines, guidelines, and more can be found via the grant program links below and at http://arts.ca.gov/programs/.
Open Grant Programs
The California Arts Council is accepting applications for the following grant programs as of 1/18/2017:
ACCESSIBILITY GRANT PARTNERSHIP: Enhancing opportunities for participation in the arts by people with disabilities
ARTISTS ACTIVATING COMMUNITIES: Up to $18,000 for artist residencies in community settings.
ARTISTS IN SCHOOLS: Up to $18,000 supporting students’ overall well-being and academic achievement through arts engagement. New categories offered this year supporting PreK, field trips, afterschool and summer programs!
ARTS & PUBLIC MEDIA: Up to $15,000 to support nonprofit media coverage of and engagement with arts and culture in California.
CREATIVE CALIFORNIA COMMUNITIES: Up to $50,000 a year for small and mid-sized organizations and up to $75,000 a year for large organizations to support collaborative creative placemaking projects. Now a two-year grant program!
JUMP STARTS: Up to $30,000 for collaborative arts education projects for youth involved in the juvenile justice system.
LOCAL IMPACT: Up to $18,000 for arts projects in underserved communities.
RESEARCH IN THE ARTS: Up to $50,000 to support original research on the value and impact of the arts led by California-based researchers.
STATEWIDE AND REGIONAL NETWORKS: Up to $30,000 to support culturally-specific, multicultural, and discipline-based statewide and regional arts networks and service organizations.
VETERANS INITIATIVE IN THE ARTS: Up to $10,000 for arts projects for veteran communities.
Spread the Word
Offering a record number of grants means that we’re seeking a record number of applicants! This year we hope many organizations new to the California Arts Council family will consider applying for a grant, and we need your help to spread the word about the many opportunities for state arts funding. Here’s a flyer we encourage you to share. Complete details on open programs and upcoming deadlines can be found on our website at http://arts.ca.gov/programs/.