Investing in Santa Cruz County artists and arts organizations since 1976, supporting our creative and vibrant community.
In 2012-13, the Grant Program awarded more than $175,000 - a 20% increase over the previous fiscal year. We funded creative projects, professional development for artists, and general operating support for the full diversity of the Santa Cruz arts scene.
Click here for a full list of 2012-13 grantees.
(Photo at right: Japanese Cultural Fair, photo courtesy of Jim Mulherin)
Grantee Resources Page
The 2014 Grant Cycle will open in August 2013.
2012-13 General Support Grant Guidelines
Provides general operating support for Santa Cruz County non-profit arts organizations with budgets greater than $30,000. Awards are made at two levels based on organization’s budget size. Maximum award $12,000.
2012-13 Project Support and First-Time Applicant Grant Guidelines
Funding arts and culture projects in Santa Cruz County. Maximum award $3,000.
2012-13 Professional Development Grant Guidelines
Supporting artists and groups interested in developing their skills and expanding their capacity to profit from their passion. Maximum award $1,000.