Statewide and Regional Networks

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.

Funding Restrictions 

  • 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. 

Matching Funds 
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. 

Application Links:

Online Application Portal: calartscouncil.smartsimple.com

Guidelines – revise coming 5/27

Guidelines in Spanish – coming soon

Frequently Asked Questions

Grant Resources page

Grant Review Panel Process

2021 Grantee Information:

List of Current Grantees

Featured Grantee: Alliance for California Traditional Arts

Program Timeline:

Guidelines PublishedApril 28, 2022 / *Revised* May 27, 2022
Application OpensApril 28, 2022
Application DeadlineJune 23, 2022, 11:59 PM
Panel ReviewApprox. June – July 2022
Funding DecisionApprox. July 2022
Funding NotificationApprox. August 2022
Grant Activity PeriodJan 1, 2023 – Dec 31, 2023
Final Report DeadlineJanuary 31, 2024

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:

Leslie Giovanini
(she/her/hers)
Arts Program
statewidenetworksgrant@arts.ca.gov

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