Please note: Due to feedback from the field, the CAC is closing the current grant opportunity for Statewide and Regional Networks to clarify applicant eligibility, requirements, and review criteria. A newly revised release of the funding opportunity and guidelines will reopen on Friday, May 27. Application submission deadlines will be extended accordingly, from June 16 to June 23. -California Arts Council
Background & Purpose
The Statewide and Regional Networks (SRN) program intends to contribute to the health and vitality of the creative workforce in California by creating a resilient network of arts service organizations and artists.
An arts service organization is defined as an organization that furthers the interests of artists, creators, tradition bearers, and arts and cultural organizations. They also provide specialized, practical services for artists, arts organizations, and cultural communities.
Eligible Request Amounts
Applicant organizations can request up to $50,000.
- For organizations with total operating revenue above $250,000, the sum of requests for CAC grants during the same year of funding cannot exceed 50% of the total operating revenue from the most recently completed fiscal year.
- State-Local Partners, Cultural Pathways, and Arts and Cultural Organization General Operating Relief applicants are not eligible for Statewide and Regional Networks support in the same fiscal year.
This program requires a 1:1 match of award funds. If applying for multiple CAC grants in a single fiscal year, distinct matching funds must be identified within each application, if applicable. State funds cannot be used to meet the match. The status of each source must be specified as either projected, pending, or committed.
Online Application Portal: calartscouncil.smartsimple.com
Guidelines – revise coming 5/27
Guidelines in Spanish – coming soon
2021 Grantee Information:
|Guidelines Published||April 28, 2022 / *Revised* May 27, 2022|
|Application Opens||April 28, 2022|
|Application Deadline||June 23, 2022, 11:59 PM|
|Panel Review||Approx. June – July 2022|
|Funding Decision||Approx. July 2022|
|Funding Notification||Approx. August 2022|
|Grant Activity Period||Jan 1, 2023 – Dec 31, 2023|
|Final Report Deadline||January 31, 2024|
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.