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.
Artists Activating Communities
Artists in Schools
Placing teaching artists in California classrooms.
arts on the air
Supporting original public media content about the arts in California. A pilot grant program.
*Program suspended for 2015-16 grant cycle
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.
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.