The Impact Projects grant program intends to support collaborative projects that center local artists and forms of arts and cultural expression in responding to issues facing California at this time, including the pervasive social, political, and economic inequalities experienced by those communities most vulnerable to, and adversely affected by, the COVID19 pandemic.
Applicant organization must develop and complete a project addressing the goals of the program to be completed within the project timeline. The project description must include an anticipated timeline for completion within the Grant Activity Period. Projects must be collaboratively developed between local artist(s) and community members to develop and express creative and artistic goals and address a community-defined need. Projects must utilize creative practices to impact social issues affecting a community. Project planning, implementation, and evaluation must reflect a commitment to include and represent the communities to be served. All aspects of the project should be free to community participants. Rates of compensation for individual artists and/or arts workers to be supported by this grant must be appropriate to experience and comparable to fees for other local skilled workers. Individuals to be compensated by this grant may not be full-time students in a degree program directly related to any type of compensation/credit for this project. All CAC-funded programs, services, information, and facilities where funded activities take place, including online spaces, must be accessible for individuals with 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.
For organizations with total operating revenue at or above $250,000, the sum of requests for CAC grants during the same year of funding cannot exceed 50% of the total operating revenue from the most recently completed fiscal year.
- Public Agency
- Tribal Government
Applicants must comply with the requirements below:
Racial equity statement California-based Two-year history of arts programming/services 501(c)(3) organization as applicant or fiscal sponsor An applicant organization without nonprofit status must use a California-based fiscal sponsor with a federal 501(c)(3) designation Certificate of good standing with the California Secretary of State (SOS) at the time of application
California-based - Documentation of having 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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