Arts & Cultural Organizations General Operating Relief

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Up to $30,000 in operational relief funding for arts and cultural organizations who have experienced economic hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic, prioritizing small organizations.

Application Links:

Online Application Portal: calartscouncil.smartsimple.com

Grant Guidelines (coming soon)

Grant Guidelines in Spanish (coming soon)

Application Instructions (coming soon)

Application Instructions in Spanish (coming soon)

Overview Video

Coming soon

Program Timeline:

Application Opens
Application Deadline
Panel Review
Funding Decision
Funding Notification
Grant Activity Period
Final Report Deadline

Staff Assistance

CAC staff is available to offer guidance and clarification in preparing your proposal. We recommend that you contact staff well in advance of the deadline to ensure you can be accommodated. People who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deaf Blind, or have difficulty speaking may dial 711 to reach the California Relay Service (CRS). Large print is available upon request.

Hilary Amnah  (she/her/hers)
Arts Program Specialist
hilary.amnah@arts.ca.gov
916-826-0900

Click here to schedule a 15-minute phone consultation with Hilary.


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