SACRAMENTO, CA – The California Arts Council (CAC) has reopened its second round of funding opportunities for its 2022 grant season, with applications now being accepted for nine grant programs.
Grant program guidelines have been revised for clarification of applicant eligibility, grantee requirements, and review criteria. Application submission deadlines have been extended by one week, from June 16 to June 23, 2022, to compensate for the weeklong closure to implement these changes.
Cycle B’s programs include five funding opportunities for arts education and related arts workforce development, supported by the $40 million boost in support for the agency’s creative youth development programs. Additionally, the cycle offers four funding opportunities for administering organizations to regrant funds for accessibility, folk, and traditional arts, and to provide technical assistance for grant recipients of the Cultural Pathways program, which supports new and emerging arts organizations that are rooted in communities of color, recent immigrant, and refugee communities, and tribal or indigenous groups. Operational support for statewide and regional arts service organizations and networks is also available during this round of grant funding.
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.
In an effort to make the agency’s grantmaking processes more effective and efficient, Council members voted to align grant season’s timeline with the fiscal year from which grant funds are allocated. To achieve this, the 2022 grant season consists of two cycles, A and B, with applications having opened in January and April, respectively.
“The California Arts Council is pleased to open another round of funding opportunities to support California’s vast and diverse arts and cultural landscape,” said CAC Executive Director Jonathan Moscone. “We are especially grateful to Governor Newsom and the Legislature for the significant increase in support to our creative youth programs, which speaks volumes to our state’s understanding of the arts as a foundation for California’s cultural, educational, social and economic future.”
Applications for the 2022 Cycle B grant opportunities are open now through June 23. Details for each individual program is available are below. More information, including grant-specific dates, guidelines, and staff contacts can be found at https://arts.ca.gov/grants/grant-programs.
Grant Application Resources
Further resources for grant applicants, such as FAQs, virtual office hours, informational workshops, archived videos and more will be updated throughout Cycle B at www.arts.ca.gov/grants/resources.
2022 CAC Grant Opportunities
GRANT CYCLE B – APPLICATIONS OPEN NOW
Administering Organization – Folk and Traditional Arts – Support to administer funding for artists and arts organizations’ work in folk and traditional arts expressions.
Administering Organization – Arts and Accessibility – Support to administer funding for enhanced opportunities for arts participation by people with disabilities.
Artists in Schools – Support for projects integrating community arts partners as part of the regular school day.
Arts Education Exposure – Support for student attendance at arts performances and exhibits.
Arts Integration Training – Support for arts integration training for educators facilitated by teaching artists.
Creative Youth Development – Support for arts projects for youth outside of traditional school hours.
Cultural Pathways: Technical Assistance – Support to strengthen the capacity of small, new, and emerging arts organizations that are rooted in communities of color, recent immigrant and refugee communities, and tribal or indigenous groups.
JUMP StArts – Support for arts education projects for youth impacted by the justice system.
Statewide and Regional Networks – Support for arts service organizations and networks.
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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 www.arts.ca.gov.
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