Cultural Grants

Cultural Grants – Groups with Budgets less than $100,000

Funding Available for Cultural Groups and Art Programs

The Arts Council for Monterey County has announced grants for art programs and cultural groups. All art festivals, programs and cultural groups with annual budgets less than $100,000 are eligible to apply (applicant must have less than $100,000 in cash in reserve or equivalent in fixed assets (e.g, building) — thanks to funding from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. The purpose of these new grants is to further increase access and opportunity for all Monterey County residents. In addition to funding, Arts Council staff will provide consultation and help selected groups connect with additional resources. The new grants are designed to serve small groups that may or may not have a 501©(3) designation. Applications are accepted year-round, until all available funds have been awarded. Applicants may apply for every grant for which they are eligible within any fiscal year (July 1  – June 30)

Community Engagement Coordinator Berniz House will answer questions in English or Spanish at any time – Groups are welcome to apply anytime; requests will be reviewed monthly. Submit this completed form with the requested attachments to: Click on cultural arts grant application for more details (please download and fill out. The pdf application has filliable fields).




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