JUMP StArts

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.

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 OpensNovember 30, 2020
Application DeadlineFebruary 2, 2021
Panel ReviewApprox. April – May 2021
Funding DecisionApprox. June – July 2021
Funding NotificationApprox. June – July 2021
Grant Activity PeriodOctober 1, 2021 – September 30, 2022
Final Report DeadlineNovember 1, 2022

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.

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
josy.miller@arts.ca.gov
(916) 826-0068

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

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
andrea.porras@arts.ca.gov
(916) 826-2218

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

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