California Arts Council

State of California

Grant Programs

CAC Culture Grants, the current online portal for the California Arts Council, is being phased out by our software vendor. Service and support will end after August 31, 2017. By the end of Friday, August 25th, 2017, all users must download and archive any information and materials deemed important to your organization.

Any outstanding reports and award forms must be submitted, and all historical grant information must by downloaded by August 25th, 2017. We are unable to provide any extensions to this rule.

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.

WEBINAR VIDEO: Applying for a California Arts Council Grant

This December 1st grants webinar provided an overview of all 14 of the California Arts Council’s 2016-17 grant programs, highlighting some changes and new additions to our grant offerings. The programs staff reviewed the application process, provided some tips for grant writing success, and answered questions from the public. Click here to watch the archived video.


Program Resources