(Updated December 21, 2017)
The CAC grant season is officially underway! Channel your excitement into a successful application by checking out the host of webinars we have coming up (or check out the video for any you’ve missed)! Plus, we’ve got tutorials and tips guaranteed to bring out your inner grant writing guru.
We’re offering four webinars to guide you through our grant programs and process. Sign up now!
Tuesday, December 5, 1:00 p.m. – Click here to view archived video
Informational Webinar: Apply for a California Arts Council Grant
This grants webinar will give an overview of the California Arts Council’s 2017-18 grant programs, highlighting some changes and new additions to our grant offerings. The programs staff will review the application process, provide some tips for grant writing success, and answer questions from the public.
Tuesday, December 12, 11:00 a.m. – Click here to view archived video
Grants for Arts and Justice – JUMP StArts and Reentry Through the Arts
Programs Officer Shelly Gilbride, Ph.D. will give an overview of the CAC JUMP StArts and Reentry Through the Arts grant programs that focus on arts programming for people who are currently or formerly incarcerated This webinar will highlight program similarities and differences, as well as changes to the guidelines from the previous grant cycles and new partnership opportunities. Organizations that are already engaged in the work, as well as those just beginning to cultivate partnerships, are encouraged to attend!
Tuesday, December 19, 11:00 a.m. – Click here to view archived video
Arts Education Grant Opportunities at the California Arts Council
Arts Education Program Specialist Josy Miller, Ph.D. hosts a webinar dedicated to the four arts education grant strands at the CAC: Extension, Exposure, Artists in Schools, and Professional Development. In addition to becoming informed about the distinctions between each grant strand, and which proposals are the best fit for each program, participants will and have the opportunity to pose specific questions about eligibility, application content, budget requirements, and project structure.
Tuesday, January 16, 11:00 a.m. – Click here to view archived video
California Arts Council Cultural Pathways Grant Program Informational Webinar
Arts Program Specialist Jason Jong hosts an informational webinar about the CAC’s Cultural Pathways grant program for small and emerging organizations rooted in communities of color, recent immigrant and refugee communities, or tribal and indigenous groups. Jason will give an overview of the program including details on the application process, budget requirements and support materials needed. Register at https://tinyurl.com/CulturalPathwaysCACWebinar2.
Grant Writing Tips
But wait, there’s more! If after all those workshops and webinars, you’re still craving counsel, we’ve got a list of helpful tips to help your organization succeed with an exemplary application: http://arts.ca.gov/programs/granttips.php.
The California Arts Council has made the switch to a new grant management system, SmartSimple. True to its name, SmartSimple is the complete package—integrating the entire grant cycle, from application to panel review to contracts, final reports and invoicing! We’ve created a webpage featuring a tutorial video and other useful resources for using the SmartSimple platform: http://arts.ca.gov/programs/smartsimple.php.