Panel

California Arts Council

State of California

Veterans in the Arts

Veterans Initiative in the Arts

The Veterans in the Arts (VIA) program is rooted in the California Arts Council’s (CAC) desire to address the needs and improve the lives of California's veterans through the arts. VIA seeks to increase equity, access, and opportunities for veterans to participate in quality arts programming that is sensitive and responsive to their unique experiences.

VIA provides project support for nonprofit arts organizations, local arts agencies, and veteran’s assistance agencies to reach veterans, active military, and their families.

An applicant must be one of the following:
•   California-based nonprofit arts organization, local arts agency or arts-based unit of government with a history of arts programming for a minimum of two years prior to the time of application.
•   Veteran’s assistance agency (either a local unit of government or a California-based nonprofit organization) with a history of arts programming for a minimum of two years prior to the time of application.
     –   Veteran’s assistance agencies must have a primary mission of providing assistance to veterans and/or their families, and may include, but are not limited to: Veterans Service Organizations, Vet Centers, local veterans commissions, veterans housing and medical facilities, and homeless and disabled veterans support agencies.
    –   If you have questions regarding the eligibility of your organization, contact the VIA Program Specialist (see Staff Contact).
•   Use of a fiscal sponsor is allowed in this program.

Program Goals

  • Develop the artistic abilities and creative expression of veterans, active military and/or their families.

dates

Guidelines & Application Available:
December 12, 2017
Application Deadline:
March 1, 2018
Panel Review Dates:
April 9 - April 12, 2018
Grant Activity Period:
June 30, 2018 - June 29, 2019