ACNV Opens Winter 2022 Community Fund Applications!

Arts Council Napa Valley Opens Winter 2022 Community Fund Applications!

What community project or program would you create with up to $5000?  

Please describe your arts or cultural project and how it will benefit the community in Napa County.

Email your video, audio, or text answer to by November 10, 2022 @ 5 PM to be considered for the second phase of the application process! Please submit a 1-4 minute video/audio file or a 300-1,000 word written answer.

Answers will be judged on the following criteria by our panel:

Impact: How your idea serves the community in Napa County through arts & culture.

Values: How your idea prioritizes innovation, inclusivity, collaboration, integrity, strategy, & fun.

Community Engagement: How the proposed project makes serving the public its core purpose, demonstrating efforts to engage populations limited by factors such as geography, economics, age, language, and/or disability.

The panel reviewing the phase-one applications consists of the entirety of the Arts Council Napa Valley Board of Directors. You can read more about our board members here: Www.ArtsCouncilNV.Org/About

Arts Council Napa Valley’s Community Fund Grants will provide funds for individual artists, groups/troupes, and small 501c3 nonprofits with an operational budget of $100,000 or less to complete public-facing public art projects.

ATTENTION: This proposal does NOT guarantee funding. Proposals selected to move forward by our panelists will complete the more detailed phase-two application. Completing the phase-two application puts your proposal under consideration by our Grant Advisory Board for funding.


About the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation is a nonpartisan, private charitable foundation that advances ideas and supports institutions to promote a better world.

For more than 50 years, we have supported efforts to advance education for all, preserve the environment, improve lives and livelihoods in developing countries, promote the health and economic well-being of women, support vibrant performing arts, strengthen Bay Area communities and make the philanthropy sector more effective.

About the North Bay Arts Fund

The mission of the North Bay Arts Fund, a project housed at the New Venture Fund, is to support the arts in historically underfunded communities in Marin, Sonoma, Napa, and Solano counties. It does this by providing local agencies with support to learn about and execute participatory grantmaking processes. This grant to the North Bay Arts Fund aligns with the Performing Arts Program’s Communities strategy.

About Arts Council Napa Valley

​As the official local arts agency in Napa County, Arts Council Napa Valley connects, advocates, and leads the arts community countywide. Since 1981 the Arts Council has served to benefit all residents with a more sustainable, accessible, and quality local arts scene.  Since the adoption of the Napa County Cultural Plan in 2009, it has organized policy initiatives like the City of Napa Percent for Art Ordinance. The Arts Council also offers programs and support, like the Napa Valley Creative Directory, ACNV Community Fund, and VAPA Student of the Month program to empower the industry through education, information, and resources.