The Administering Organization – Individual Artist Fellowships program will support artists at key moments in their careers, elevating their capacity for continued contribution to the field and our state. Fellowship grants support individual artistic practice through unrestricted funding. This program is intended to support a broad spectrum of
artists working in all disciplines, from diverse geographies and communities of all sizes across CA.
The CAC is seeking applications from AOs with the capacity to administer fellowships to individual artists and culture bearers in all disciplines. The intention of this grant program is to provide as broad a geographic reach as possible and support artists in all 58 counties.
Program Administration Administering Organizations (AO) The AOs will be responsible for the planning and implementation of the Individual Artist Fellowship program in their region, including but not limited to:
Provide access and support for individual artists and culture bearers throughout the course of the application, award, and evaluation processes
Engage in robust, culturally and discipline-specific engagement and outreach to ensure comprehensive geographic reach within the service area
Convene fellows at least once over the course of the grant activity period to engage in networking and co-learning
Provide platforms including but not limited to virtual or print publications, exhibits, or performances to increase the visibility of the work of the fellows
Engage in regular reporting to and collaboration with the CAC, including providing interim and final reports on program outcomes and findings.
- Public Agency
- Tribal Government
501(c)(3) organization as applicant - Non-governmental applicant organizations must demonstrate proof of nonprofit status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or section 23701d of the California Revenue and Taxation Code.
Local government - An arts-based unit of municipal or county government; or a tribal government
Certificate of good standing - Nonprofit organizations must have “active status” with the CA Secretary of State
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 a principal place of business in California
How to Apply
State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.
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