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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

ARTSFUND Application Deadline: March 1, 2018
New this Year – ONLINE APPLICATION

All applicant organizations must read through the online application instructions and download the required documents to your personal computer. Complete the narrative form and save the form to your computer. Assemble all of the required items. When all items are ready to submit, connect to the online application, complete the online application questions, upload all the required documents, and submit the application. The submission process must take place during one session.


Workshops


The Arts Commission staff will host three free workshops to present information about the grant program and application process. Workshops are free, open to the public, and no reservation is required.

Workshop Schedule:

  • Rescheduled for February 7
    Wednesday, January 3, 2018, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
    Livermore Location: Robert Livermore Community Center, 4444 East Avenue, Livermore, 94550
  • Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
    Fremont Location: Fremont Main Library, 2400 Stevenson Blvd., Fukaya Room A, Fremont, 94538
  • Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
    Oakland Location: Alameda County Lakeside Building, 1401 Lakeside Dr., Room 1107, Oakland, 94612
  • Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
    Livermore Location: Robert Livermore Community Center, 4444 East Avenue, Livermore, 94550

NEW! Informational Video

This video includes the same information that will be presented at the in-person workshops including a review of the guidelines and eligibility requirements, application requirements, and how to use the new 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



Information for Current Grant Recipients

2014 ARTSFUND Final Report Form
Downloads: PDF 2014 ARTSFUND Final | Word.doc 2014 ARTSFUND Final
Final Report Form due July 30, 2016

2015 ARTSFUND Final Report Form
Downloads: PDF 2015 ARTSFUND Final | Word.doc 2015 ARTSFUND Final
Final Report Form due July 30, 2017

2016 ARTSFUND Final Report Form
Downloads: PDF 2016 ARTSFUND Final | Word.doc 2016 ARTSFUND Final
Final Report Form due July 30, 2018

2017 ARTSFUND Final Report Form
Downloads: PDF 2017 ARTSFUND Final | Word.doc 2017 ARTSFUND Final
Final Report Form due July 30, 2018


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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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