Artists Activating Communities Grant Program
Artists Activating Communities (AAC) supports sustained artistic residencies in community settings, demonstrating that artists are integral to healthy communities and that the arts are a societal cornerstone that brings people together, builds community, and fosters social progress. AAC centralizes artists and their artistic processes as vehicles for community vitality. AAC Projects are artist-driven, and engage community members as active participants.
Application must be submitted by a nonprofit organization, but project must be developed in partnership with one or more California-based artists, and the artists’ work must be the focus of the project. An applicant must be one of the following:A California-based nonprofit arts organization or local arts agency, OR a social service/community nonprofit organization. Organizations such as libraries, housing agencies, senior centers, cultural centers, or hospitals may be eligible to apply.Use of Fiscal Sponsors allowed in this program.Projects that include multi-generational or life-long arts learning components may apply.School-site based arts education programs, or after-school or summer arts education programs serving PreK-12 students may not apply.
J. Andrea Porras
Arts Program Specialist