California Arts Council Reopens Three Funding Opportunities

SACRAMENTO, CA – The California Arts Council (CAC) announced today that it has reopened three of its funding opportunities from its 2022 grant season, with applications now being accepted for the following three grant programs:

  • Administering Organization – Individual Artists Fellowship – Successful applicants will be responsible for the planning and implementation of the Individual Artist Fellowship program. Applicant organizations for this funding opportunity may apply to serve Region IV (Northern California) only.
  • Creative Youth Development – Successful applicants will receive supporting for arts projects for youth outside of traditional school hours. Organizations funded during the previous 2022 program cycle are not eligible to apply for this opportunity.
  • Cultural Pathways – Technical Assistance – The successful applicant will provide 2022 Cultural Pathways grantees with technical assistance and professional development tools, resources, and training.

Council members voted to reopen the Cultural Pathways – Technical Assistance and Administering Organization – Individual Artists Fellowship grant programs at the August and October business meetings, respectively, due to a lack of eligible applications in the initial round. Also at the October meeting, Council voted to reopen the agency’s Creative Youth Development program to ensure that remaining funds from the 2021-22 budget are encumbered before the end of the current fiscal year.

“We are eager to welcome new applicants for these three grant programs, while we simultaneously boost our collaboration with existing partners and networks to ensure that organizations across our state are made aware of these funding opportunities,” said Jonathan Moscone, Executive Director of the California Arts Council. “Staff will also be stepping up direct support for interested organizations through increased office hours along with additional tools and resources to create a more equitable application process for all.”

The California Arts Council is a state agency with a mission of strengthening arts, culture, and creative expression as the tools to cultivate a better California for all. The Arts Council is California’s only public arts grants provider with funding that is accessible to all 58 California counties. The CAC developed its 2022 grant season in service of its vision of a California where all people flourish from arts access and participation, prioritizing its racial equity goals, broad geographic reach, and inclusive of extensive public input.

About the Application Process

The deadline to apply for the second round for these funding opportunities is January 26, 2023. Application links, guidelines, and more detailed program and timeline information can be found on the individual program webpages.

Office Hours and Grant Resources

Virtual office hours via Zoom are available for each of these grant program offerings. Current schedule and meeting link information, along with additional resources for grant applicants, are available via our Grant Resources webpage.

Media Inquiries:
Kimberly Brown
Public Affairs Specialist

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The California Arts Council is a state agency with a mission of strengthening arts, culture, and creative expression as the tools to cultivate a better California for all. It supports local arts infrastructure and programming statewide through grants, initiatives, and services. The California Arts Council envisions a California where all people flourish with universal access to and participation in the arts.

Members of the California Arts Council include: Lilia Gonzáles-Chávez, Chair; Consuelo Montoya, Vice Chair; Gerald Clarke, Vicki Estrada, Jodie Evans, Ellen Gavin, Alex Israel, Phil Mercado, and Roxanne Messina Captor. Learn more at

The California Arts Council is committed to increasing the accessibility of its online content. For language and accessibility assistance, visit To read this announcement in Spanish, please use the website’s Google Translate tool by clicking the “Translate” link in the upper righthand corner of this page.

El Consejo de las Artes de California se compromete a aumentar la accesibilidad de sus contenidos en línea. Para obtener ayuda con el idioma y la accesibilidad, visite Para leer este anuncio en español, utilice la herramienta Google Translate del sitio web haciendo clic en el enlace “Traducir” situado en la esquina superior derecha de esta página.

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