The JUMP StArts program supports arts and culture education, apprenticeship and/or mentorship via artists-in-residence programs for system-engaged, system-impacted, and/or at-promise youth and young people through the age of 24.
The JUMP StArts program has two project grant strands. Organizations may apply for and receive funding in one strand:
JUMP StArts – State Facilities
JUMP StArts – Community Spaces and/or County Facilities
Planning grants are also available to support arts organizations in the process of developing an arts project for system-engaged, system-impacted, and/or at-promise youth.
Applicant organization must develop and complete a project addressing the program’s purpose to be completed by the end of the Grant Activity Period. The project description must include an anticipated timeline for completion within the Grant Activity Period.
Project planning and completion must reflect a commitment to include and represent the communities to be served; this includes youth, young adults, and/or individuals who were previously system-impacted, system-engaged, or at-promise input.
The project plan must describe activities, partnership responsibilities, intended artistic and youth development outcomes, and documentation strategies.
The project design must be human-centered, provide safe, healthy, and appropriate learning environments for youth and young people.
The project must include professional development training for teaching staff in both facility protocols and;and healing and/or trauma-informed practice.
Project team members to be compensated and supported by this grant must show relevant experience and be based in California.
Rates of compensation for individual California teaching artists and cultural practitioners 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.
Community Spaces and/or County Facilities Program Strand
Applicants applying to the Community Spaces and/or County Facilities program strand must partner with at least one of these entities serving youth engaged by the juvenile justice system, including but not limited to:
County juvenile halls and camps
Social services agencies or nonprofit organizations supporting priority youth populations
State Facilities Program Strand: Partnership with the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ)
Applicants to the State Facilities program strand must provide service at one or more of the following locations:
N.A. Chaderjian Youth Correctional Facility O.H. Close Youth Correctional Facility Ventura Youth Correctional Facility
- Public Agency
- Tribal Government
Applicants proposing a project in partnership with the DJJ must be in touch with Teresa Perez at Teresa.Perez@cdcr.ca.gov or (916) 683-7450 to plan the project and to secure a letter of support.
Review the complete program guidelines for the full list of eligibility requirements.
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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