Arts and Accessibility

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To best serve California artists with disabilities and organizations that support them, the CAC is seeking applications for up to five Administering Organizations to partner with in the 2022-23 grant cycle, who may receive all of part of the $500,000 program allocation, to manage the Arts and Accessibility regranting program. 


The AO(s) will regrant to individual artists and arts or service organizations as follows:  Individual artists may request a grant up to $3,000 for projects that directly contribute to their professional development and goals, and to create new work. The grant is intended to support the careers and employment of artists will all types of disabilities, including but not limited to, individuals who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deaf-Blind, have difficulty speaking, have a physical disability, visual disability, developmental disability, learning disability, mental illness, or chronic illness.   Arts or service organizations may request a grant up to $5,000 to include artists with disabilities in their arts programming, or to create/expand access services to increase attendance or enhance the experience of, audiences with disabilities.   

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

Arts or service organizations, individually or in partnership, with a minimum of three years of experience and existing capacity in the following areas: 

Working with the nonprofit or arts/culture fields in California representing disabled artists or arts/service organizations 

Fiscally sponsored organizations are not eligible to apply. 

Review the complete program guidelines for the complete list of eligibility requirements.

Eligible Geographies:

California-based - Documentation of 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

The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantmaker. Time listed as “00:00” equates to midnight.
The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
August 2022
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
1/1/23 - 12/31/23

Funding Details

The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
$0 – $500,000
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • State
The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Advance(s)

How to Apply

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


For questions about this grant, contact:
Amy Garrett, 1-916-322-6555,