Innovations in Government

Portal ID:
10010
Status:
Closed (8 total applications submitted)
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:

Details

Purpose:

The California Arts Council has been a member of the Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) since 2017. The Innovations Grant funds government partnerships with local artists / cultural practitioners* of color or of the global majority* to eliminate structural racism*. The Innovations in Government grant is a pilot for the CAC to address structural racism through arts creation.

Description:

The purpose of the California Arts Council’s Innovations in Government pilot is to work with artists / cultural practitioners of color or of the global majority, through an Application Organization, to co-create a series of public online interactive workshops that explore racial equity through artmaking and cultural practice. The Application Organization plays a crucial role in this process, they will support the artists / cultural practitioners in collaborating with the CAC and take on the financial responsibility for the program. This workshop series will conclude in a publicly available workbook that other government agencies or arts organizations can use as part of their systems change work. The interactive workshops and the workbook will be developed in collaboration with CAC staff. We anticipate the program will begin in July 2022 and will be completed by December 2022.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

This grant program is open to invited applicants only. Our goal is to shift our grantmaking from a high-volume transaction to a more relational and transformative experience for applicants and grantees. This grant program is open to recent Cultural Pathways grantees.

Eligible Geographies:

The grant is open to past California-based grantee organizations of the CAC's Cultural Pathways program. 

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.
June 2022
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
7/1/22-12/15/22

Funding Details

The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$23,600
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.
1
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.
$23,600
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
No
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
No
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.
  • Other

Funding Source Notes:

Funding for the Innovations in Government grant program comes from Race Foward's Innovations Grant, which funds government partnerships with local artists / cultural practitioners of color or of the global majority to eliminate structural racism.

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.

Resources

For questions about this grant, contact:
Katherin Canton, 1-916-322-6555, innovationsgrant@arts.ca.gov

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