The JUMP StArts program supports arts and culture education, apprenticeship and or mentorship via artists-in-residence programs for at-promise youth and young people through the age of 24. Activities may take place during or outside of traditional school hours in state- or county-operated correctional facilities; public settings; online; and in arts and culture venues, community centers, school sites, youth centers, and intergenerational settings.
Projects should prioritize system-engaged youth or youth who are especially vulnerable to being engaged in or by the justice system, and the project should be tailored specifically to respond to their needs.
The JUMP StArts program has two project grant strands in which organizations may apply for and receive funding simultaneously:
- JUMP StArts – State Facilities
- JUMP StArts – Community Spaces and/or County Facilities
Planning grants are also available to support arts organizations in the process of developing an arts project for system-engaged youth.
Eligible Request Amounts
Applicant organizations can request up to $50,000 for project grants and up to $2,500 for planning grants. The JUMP StArts program has two project grant strands in which organizations may apply for and receive funding simultaneously. Review grant guidelines for complete details. This grant does not require matching funds.
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)
|Application Opens||November 30, 2020|
|Application Deadline||February 2, 2021|
|Panel Review||Approx. April – May 2021|
|Funding Decision||Approx. June – July 2021|
|Funding Notification||Approx. June – July 2021|
|Grant Activity Period||October 1, 2021 – September 30, 2022|
|Final Report Deadline||November 1, 2022|
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.
Organizations with budgets including total operating revenues of less than or equal to $250,000 seeking technical assistance should contact:
Josy Miller, Ph.D. (she/her/hers)
Arts Program Specialist
Organizations with budgets including total operating revenues of more than $250,000 seeking technical assistance should contact:
J. Andrea Porras (they/them/theirs)
Arts Program Specialist