Programs creating places of vitality
The Creating Places of Vitality (CPV) Program (formerly Creating Public Value) supports rural and underserved communities through grant opportunities for small arts organizations. Through the arts, CPV intends to offer opportunities to encourage creative innovation and to engage in meaningful cultural activities that can transform neighborhoods and communities to create a distinct sense of place.
staff contact

program requirements




John Seto
Interim Contact
  • Arts organizations must propose new or expanded partnerships to implement a place-based project that includes a public component, such as a culminating presentation, a performance, special event, etc.
  • Arts organizations must apply with a primary partner, preferably from a different sector, to share resources (monetary and/or in-kind services) and provide leadership for the project.
  • Additional partners from various sectors are encouraged to strengthen the project.
eligibility criteria


  • Arts organizations must be based in and serving rural or underserved communities.
  • Arts organizations must have had continuous arts programming for the last two years.
  • Non-arts organizations must have an arts component comprising at least 50% of their budget.

application available:
January 24, 2014

application deadline:
March 7, 2014

grant activity period:
June 2014 May 31, 2015







application closed

california cultural data project
Required! The California Arts Council requires all applicants to fill out a profile through the California Cultural Data Project and submit a Funder Report along with their application. Complete this part of your submission at the California Cultural Data Project.

Comparison of CCC and CPV