Supporting sustained artistic residencies in community settings.
CAC Culture Grants cac.culturegrants.org, 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.
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