Supporting sustained artistic residencies in community settings.
The California Arts Council invests in California nonprofit organizations via competitive grant programs, administered through a multistep public process. Program details including availability, application deadlines, guidelines, and more can be found via the links below.
The California Arts Council is transitioning to a new grants management system. Guidelines and applications for most 2017-18 programs will be made available in mid-November 2017.
Artists Activating Communities
Artists in Schools
Supporting arts learning for California's young people.
Arts & Public Media
Supporting multiplatform nonprofit media projects that build public awareness and support for the arts.
Creative California Communities
Supporting collaborative creative placemaking projects.
Supporting arts programs rooted in communities of color, recent immigrant and refugee communities, or tribal groups.
Supporting collaborative arts education projects for youth involved in the juvenile justice system.
Revitalizing California's rural and underserved communities through the arts.
Professional Development and Consulting
Helping the arts field grow and thrive through capacity building support.
Reentry through the Arts
Supporting arts programming for formerly incarcerated individuals
Research in the Arts
Fostering original research on the value and impact of the arts.
Fostering arts and cultural development through local leadership.
Statewide and Regional Networks
Supporting statewide and regional arts service organizations and networks.
Veterans Initiative in the Arts
Enriching the lives of veterans through unique arts programming.
Accessibility Grant Partnership
Seeking to level the playing field so all can participate. ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS NOW