Summer 2023 Grants NOW OPEN!

Arts Council Napa Valley Opens Summer 2023 Community Fund Applications!

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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 May 22, 2023 @ 5 PM to be considered for the second phase of the application process! Please submit a 1-4 minute video/audio file or 300-1,500 words (1-3 pages) written answer.

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

  • Impact & Merit: How and for whom your project/program serves in the community of Napa County through arts & culture.
  • Arts Council Values: How your idea prioritizes innovation, inclusivity, collaboration, integrity, strategy, fun and improvement of Napa County through arts and culture.
  • Community Outreach & Engagement: Your plans for marketing and engagement, public service through your program, and efforts to reach and include underserved communities in Napa County. 
  • Capacity to Administer, Implement and/or Plan and Develop the Project: Your ability to administer, implement, garner support for the project/program; ability to create a viable and actionable plan for research and development projects.
  • Completeness and Clarity of Application as evidenced by an easily understood vision for the project, realistic timeline, achievable goals, and clear implementation plan.

Tip: The more details you can give now, the stronger your Phase One proposal will be!

To schedule a virtual meeting to answer this question, email

Arts Council Napa Valley’s Community Fund Grants will provide funds for individual artists, groups/troupes, and small 501c3 nonprofits to complete public-facing public art projects.

We do NOT fund the following:

  • 501c3 nonprofits with a general operating budget of over $100,000
  • Businesses and for-profit organizations
  • Individuals who do not live or work in Napa County
  • Groups, troupes, and organizations that do not operate in or serve those in Napa County

ATTENTION: This proposal does NOT guarantee funding. Proposals selected to move forward by our panelists will complete the Phase Two application for a final panel recommendation.


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.