Statewide and Regional Networks

Background & Purpose

The Statewide and Regional Networks (SRN) program contributes to the health and vitality of
the creative workforce in California by creating a resilient network of arts service organizations
and artists. Applicants must be arts services organizations with statewide or regional reach.

An arts service organization is defined as a nonprofit or fiscally sponsored organization that
furthers the interests of artists, creators, and culture bearers. They also provide programs and
services that are substantially focused on enhancing the capacity of individual artists and/or arts
and culture organizations. They have as a core purpose the provision of services that assist or
promote arts and culture. Together these organizations form unified networks at state and
regional levels, working to ensure that the arts and culture sector across California continues to
thrive. An arts service organization shall operate a network.

Networks are associations or groups of individuals or organizations with common interests,
visions or organizational missions that work together to strengthen the collective group. Arts
Networks develop professional services for the broad array of individuals and organizations
engaged in diverse fields of art (paraphrased from Americans for the Arts Public Art Network

Program Goals

This grant supports the well-being of California’s cultural vitality by creating resilient and diverse
networks of arts service organizations and artists. Grantees will be required to accomplish the
following within the grant activity period:

  • Arts service organizations must provide practical services for artists, creators, culture bearers, and/or arts and cultural organizations.
  • Constituent representation must be active, ongoing, effective, and relevant statewide or regional reach.
  • Programs and/or services must provide engagement and access throughout all counties and/or municipalities identified within the statewide or regional network.

Eligible Request Amounts

Applicant organizations can request up to $50,000 for the 11-month grant activity period.

Funding Restrictions 

  • For organizations with total revenue above $250,000, the sum of requests during the same year of funding cannot exceed 50% of the total revenue from the most recently completed fiscal year.

Matching Funds 

This program requires a 1:1 match.

Grant Program Overview

Overview video coming soon.

This video introduces the Statewide and Regional Networks grant application elements and how to apply through the CAC’s online portal.

Office Hours

Virtual office sessions are available to provide technical assistance for the Statewide and Regional Networks grant program. Join Arts Program Specialists Carlos Casillas and Leslie Giovanini as they discuss your organization-specific grant application questions. Prospective applicants are welcome to drop in during any session; registration is not required. The SRN office hour schedule and links for each session are listed below:

Wednesday, April 17, 1-2 p.m. – Click to join

Monday, April 29, 10-11 a.m. – Click to join

Monday, May 13, 2-3 p.m. – Click to join

Program Timeline

Application OpensMarch 28, 2024
Application Deadline June 6, 2024, 11:59 p.m.
Panel ReviewApprox. July – August 2024
Funding DecisionApprox. September 2024
Funding NotificationApprox. September 2024
Grant Activity StartNovember 1, 2024
Estimated Arrival of FundsApprox. January – March 2025
Grant Activity End September 30, 2025
Final Report Deadline October 30, 2025

Staff Assistance

Before contacting staff, check FAQs to see if application questions can be answered. If staff assistance is still required for guidance or clarification, email is the best way to contact Program Specialists. 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:

Carlos Casillas
Arts Program Specialist

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