Thinking of applying for a California Arts Council grant? Below are some simple tips to help your organization succeed:
TIP 1: Familiarize yourself with cac.culturegrants.org and create your account early.
TIP 2: Be specific and be clear. Successful proposals are tailored to grant program requirements and goals.
TIP 3: Align your project narrative and your budget, and make sure your budget fulfills the matching requirements.
TIP 4: Balance ambition with practicality.
TIP 5: Balance jargon with field-wide knowledge and readability.
TIP 6: Prepare your narrative in a word processing application (MS Word or Google docs). Spell/grammar check and please proofread!
TIP 7: Allow enough time to get letters of support, compile work samples, and complete the DataArts Profile.
TIP 8: Know that we want you to succeed! Contact us after you’ve read the program guidelines.