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ARTSFUND grants

Overview

The Alameda County Arts Commission provides financial support to Alameda County nonprofit arts organizations each year through the ARTSFUND Grants Program. The Grants Program supports all art forms – dance, literature, media arts, music, theater, visual arts, traditional arts and crafts, multidisciplinary programs, etc.

The ARTSFUND Grants Program supports arts activities in Alameda County provided by Alameda County nonprofit organizations. With a focus on Alameda County organizations, the goals of the Program are to:

  • Promote the development of Alameda County as a center for all art forms and creative expression;
  • Increase high quality arts programs;
  • Advance arts organizations of all sizes with an emphasis on small and mid-sized organizations;
  • Promote arts organizations with unique and innovative programs;
  • Encourage arts organizations in communities that have relatively few established arts programs;
  • Encourage the range of diverse community members of Alameda County to participate in all aspects of arts activities;
  • Promote Alameda County organizations that provide arts programming as a primary focus of the organization and/or organizations that provide arts programming as an essential and indispensable aspect of the organization.


Current Guidelines and Application

Links to the 2021 ARTSFUND Guidelines and Application

Applicants must apply online by the deadline of Wednesday, March 31 at 5:00 pm.

For more information about the ARTSFUND Grant Program and how to submit an application, applicants may attend a free webinar on Thursday, February 11 at 6:30 pm or Friday, March 5 at 10:00 am. Click on each date for a link to the meeting agenda and instructions about how to join the meeting. No in-person application workshops will be provided this year.

The 2021 ARTSFUND Grant Program Guidelines document includes a program overview, applicant eligibility requirements, application requirements, evaluation process, and the terms and conditions. Applicants must apply online by the deadline of Wednesday, March 31 at 5:00 pm. Applicants can preview the online application by opening the online application, viewing each page without submitting any information, and then closing the application. When preparing to submit an application, organizations should complete the answers to the narrative questions in a separate document and collect all of the required documents. Once the information is compiled, organizations can submit an application by following the next steps: (1) Go to the online application; (2) Enter the organization information and your answers to the narrative questions; (3) Upload all the required documents; (4) Submit the whole application by clicking on the "Final Submission" button on the last page. Applicants must complete all four steps during one session. The online application system does not let users partially complete the application and then return during multiple work sessions.

For retuning ARTSFUND applicants, please note that the 2021 application requirements and process differs from previous years. The 2021 ARTSFUND application is shorter and requires fewer submitted documents. This year, there is no separate narrative form to download and complete. Answers to all questions will be entered directly into the online application system.


Support


Support the ARTSFUND Grants Program



Past Grant Recipients

2007 ARTSFUND Grants Program Award Recipients
2008 ARTSFUND Grants Program Award Recipients
2009 ARTSFUND Grants Program Award Recipients
2010 ARTSFUND Grants Program Award Recipients
2011 ARTSFUND Grants Program Award Recipients
2012 ARTSFUND Grants Program Award Recipients
2013 ARTSFUND Grants Program Award Recipients
2014 ARTSFUND Grants Program Award Recipients
2015 ARTSFUND Grants Program Award Recipients
2016 ARTSFUND Grants Program Award Recipients
2017 ARTSFUND Grants Program Award Recipients
2018 ARTSFUND Grants Program Award Recipients
2019 ARTSFUND Grants Program Award Recipients
2020 ARTSFUND Grants Program Award Recipients



Information for Current Grant Recipients

2018 ARTS FUND Final Report Form
Downloads: PDF 2018 ARTSFUND Final | Word.doc 2018 ARTSFUND Final
Final Report Form due July 30, 2020

2019 ARTS FUND Final Report Form
Downloads: PDF 2019 ARTSFUND Final | Word.doc 2019 ARTSFUND Final
Final Report Form due July 30, 2021

2020 ARTS FUND Final Report Form
Downloads: PDF 2020 ARTSFUND Final | Word.doc 2020 ARTSFUND Final
Final Report Form due July 30, 2021



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In the materials printed or published by grantee for distribution or reading by the public, the grantee shall acknowledge the Arts Commission's grant award by including the “Alameda County Arts Commission” within the appropriate list and its funding level and/or category.Additionally, please add the Alameda County Arts Commission logo to your printed and digital documents when acknowledging your supporters.

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Marion Coleman, Dancer on Parade, 2006, quilted textile, 39 x 69 inches. Artwork is part of the Alameda County Art Collection: Artwork Created by Alameda County Artists. Photo: Sibila Savage.
Marion Coleman, Dancer on Parade, 2006, quilted textile, 39 x 69 inches.
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