State-Local Partner Mentorship

Background & Purpose
The State-Local Partner Mentorship (SLP-M) program is intended to support the establishment of a county-designated local arts agency in each of the four counties in which no such agency has currently been identified (Alpine, Glenn, Kings, San Joaquin). Grant funds will go to four existing State-Local Partners to foster the development of new SLPs in these counties.

A local arts agency is defined as the official county-designated organization that supports arts and cultural activity in service to individuals and communities throughout an entire county. Local arts agencies provide financial support, services, and/or other programming to a variety of arts organizations, individual artists, and the community as a whole. A local arts agency can be an agency of local government, a nonprofit organization, or a hybrid of the two.

Applicant Organization Eligibility

  • Applicants must be current grantees in the CAC State-Local Partners program.
  • Current SLPs may only apply to support one county in the development of their new SLP.

Eligible Request Amount
Applicant organizations can request up to $40,000.

Application OpensJanuary 19, 2022
Application DeadlineMarch 9, 2022, 11:59 p.m.
Panel ReviewApprox. March – April 2022
Funding DecisionApprox. May 2022
Funding NotificationApprox. June 2022
Grant Activity PeriodSeptember 1, 2022 – August 31, 2023
Final Report DeadlineOctober 2, 2023

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. Please note: staff assistance is not available after 5:00 p.m. on the day of a grant deadline. 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.

Staff Contact:

Josy Miller, Ph.D. (she/her/hers)
Arts Program Specialist

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