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Dates and deadlines from across the arts field

Los Angeles’ Harmony Project is a former recipient of the Center for Cultural Innovation’s Investing in Tomorrow grant, and a California Arts Council grantee.

The California Arts Council is hard at work gearing up for the opening of the 2018–19 grant season. In the meantime, we’ve rounded up some opportunities from partners and other fellow arts funders. Don’t miss your chance to apply:

Alliance of Artists Communities Fellowship

Deadline: July 31
The Alliance of Artists Communities is now accepting applications for The Alliance Diversity + Leadership Fellows program. The yearlong fellowship provides networking and professional development opportunities for emerging residency leaders of color and emerging residency leaders with disabilities. The fellowship supports residency leaders interested in building self-awareness and management strategies and developing leadership skills and a deeper understanding of the context and landscape of the residency field. Applicants must be U.S.-based AAC members (or employed by an AAC member organization) and have worked in the residency field or associated roles for a minimum of two years. Click here for more information.

California Humanities for All Project Grant

Deadline: Aug. 1
Humanities for All supports locally-initiated public humanities projects. This program responds to the needs and interests of Californians, encourages greater public participation in humanities programming, particularly by new and/or underserved audiences, and promotes understanding and empathy among all our state’s peoples in order to cultivate a thriving democracy. Project Grants are awarded twice a year for larger public humanities projects of up to two-years duration. Click here for eligibility and application details.

NEA Our Town Grant

Deadline: Aug. 9
The National Endowment for the Arts Our Town grant program supports projects that integrate arts, culture, and design activities into efforts that strengthen communities by advancing local economic, physical, and/or social outcomes. The program offers support in two areas: Place-Based and Knowledge Building projects. For application details, visit the NEA’s website.

California Air Resources Board Public Art Commissions

Deadline: Aug. 31
The California Air Resources Board is looking for creative and thought-provoking artworks for its Southern California facility in Riverside, developed by artists who will define the future of public art in California. The CARB Art Plan aims to foster equity and inclusion for historically underrepresented artists. Artists from all career levels interested in pursuing public art projects are encouraged to apply. More info can be found here.

Center for Cultural Innovation Investing in Tomorrow Grant

Deadline: Aug. 30
The Center for Cultural Innovation, with support from the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, is providing another year of the Investing in Tomorrow grant program. This year, IIT will provide capital for visionary projects by diverse and up-and-coming leaders of the Bay Area that hold promise for re-imagining the arts field in ways that advance intergenerational and multicultural leadership, inclusion and equity, and new sustainability models. Visit the CCI site for grant guidelines and the application.

National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures Fund for the Arts

Deadline: Sept. 6
The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures Fund for the Arts is a grant program supporting Latinx Artists and Latinx Arts Organizations working in all creative disciplines in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. NALAC invites you to learn more by registering for an informational webinar on August 8 or 22, or by scheduling a virtual one-on-one appointment with staff August 6–17. Visit the NALAC Fund for the Arts webpage for grant and registration details.

National Arts and Disability Center Arts and Accessibility Grant

Deadline: Open through Nov. 30 as available
The National Arts and Disability Center Arts and Accessibility Grants Program provides small but critical grants to individual artists and arts organizations with support from the California Arts Council. Organizations may request support for the hiring or involvement of artists with disabilities in arts events, or to increase the attendance and enhance the experience for audiences with disabilities. Individual artists may receive funding for supplies and materials, registration fees for exhibitions or workshops, studio time and coaching, editing services, and more. Visit the NADC website for details on how to apply.


There’s more where this came from! Beyond this story (and future stories like it), the California Arts Council maintains a searchable database of grant and fellowship opportunities available from outside organizations. A snapshot of those listings, along with California Arts Council grant announcements, are also included with our weekly ArtBeat e-newsletter — click here to subscribe.

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