Local artists, art groups and art and cultural organizations can now apply for quick and easy mini-grants up to $2,500. The Arts Council’s Arts Express! Grant Program supports cultural and artistic growth, fosters arts accessibility and equity and promotes cultural diversity in San Benito County.
Grant requirements include that applicants must be based in San Benito County. Proposed projects must be for the benefit of San Benito County residents and project activities must reflect artistic practices and traditions in the visual and performing arts (i.e. music, dance, theater, fine art, traditional arts, etc.), as well as demonstrate quality, originality and creativity through artistic production. All projects must promote cultural awareness, diversity and inclusion.
Applicants may request funding for the creation of new work; exhibitions & presenting; arts in education programs; community outreach or to support organizational capacity.
There are three grant categories for 2020’s Arts Express! Grant Program:
- Capacity Building Grants (applicants may apply up to $2,500) are designed to support general operations and organizational capacity for arts-based 501©3 nonprofits based in San Benito County
- Project-based Grants (applicants may apply up to $2,500) are designed to support new and ongoing arts and cultural projects and programs by arts- and community-based organizations (501©3 nonprofits), cultural groups and individual artists
- NEW! Teacher Grants (applicants may apply up to $250) are designed to support local classroom teachers with arts funding for school-based art projects and programs (i.e. art supplies, arts curriculum, musical instruments, arts-based field trips, etc.)
For more about this grant program, visit our Arts Express! page HERE. The application deadline is 5 PM, Friday, February 7th.
For any questions or to request a hard copy application for either of these opportunities, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org