Administering Organization – Arts Administrators Pipeline Fellowship

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The Arts Administrators Pipeline Fellowship program will be to both support the professional trajectory of individuals who otherwise may not have the opportunity to develop their careers as arts administrators and to increase the capacity of arts organizations for authentic community engagement with those they serve. 


The AO will implement a fellow-driven grant program, identifying approximately 11 emerging arts administrators for support and then pairing them with an equal number of arts and culture organizations dedicated to equity and community engagement for a 12-month paid fellowship. Fellows and host organizations and fellows will represent the geographic diversity of California. With oversight by the CAC, the AO will design and administer application processes for both fellows and host organizations; supply a suite of resources for the fellows, including a livable wage stipend; and provide professional development activities and immersion in a co-learning community. It will also re-grant funds to the host organizations for fellowship salaries and benefits, and for other expenses necessary to create an effective fellowship experience for the organizations and the fellows.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

California-based 501(c)(3) organization - Non-governmental orgs must show proof of nonprofit status under Sec. 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or Sec. 23701d of the CA Revenue and Taxation Code.

Financial documentation - Must provide a minimum of two years of basic financial information via the Budget Snapshot.

Certificate of good standing - Must have “active status” with the CA Secretary of State


Eligible Geographies:

California-based - Documentation as being a California-based nonprofit arts/cultural organization; an arts-based unit of municipal or county government; or a tribal government, or nonprofit social service organization with regular ongoing arts programming and/or services and a principal place of business in California

Important Dates

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November 2022
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
1/1/23 - 12/31/24

Funding Details

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  • State
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  • Advances & Reimbursement(s)

Funding Method Notes:

Funding will be distributed at the beginning of the grant activity period after the applicant organization submits all required grant award paperwork.

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.


For questions about this grant, contact:
Josy Miller, Ph.D., 1-916-322-6555,