For Grant Seekers

The Spring Grant Cycle is now open. Deadline to apply: March 15. Apply online at santacruz.culturegrants.org

Arts Council Santa Cruz County’s Grants Program provides funding for artists and arts organization in Santa Cruz County to:

  • Support the creation and presentation of artistically excellent work
  • Increase the success of artists and the sustainability of arts organizations
  • Expand equitable access to the arts to the full diversity of residents and visitors
  • Engage new audiences in the arts

Current Opportunities

  • Create Grants – for individual artists and organizations seeking support for their art and culture projects. View guidelines here. Applications are accepted in Fall and Spring. 
  • Develop Grants – for individual artists and arts organizations seeking support for their professional and business development activities.View guidelines here. Applications are accepted in Fall and Spring.

Spring 2017 Grant Cycle KEY DATES 
Spring Cycle Opens February 8


Orientations* (Arts Council offices at the Tannery)
– February 15 4:00 – 5:00pm
– February 21 5:00 – 6:00pm


Deadline to Apply March 15, 5:00pm
Awards announced July 2017
Funding period July 2017 – June 2018

*Recommended for first-time applicants or those looking for a refresher, but not required