California Creative Corps Applications
California Arts Council seeks administering organizations to regrant funds for artists engaged in public work
The California Arts Council has opened applications for its California Creative Corps pilot grant program, aimed at increasing the ways in which artists are engaged in public work. Applications for organizations interested in administering regranting funds for their regional or statewide service area are being accepted now through the CAC website.
About the Creative Corps Program
The 2021 State Budget included a $60 million one-time General Fund allocation for the California Arts Council to implement the California Creative Corps pilot program, a media, outreach, and engagement campaign designed to increase: (1) public health awareness messages to stop the spread of COVID-19; (2) public awareness related to water and energy conservation, climate mitigation, and emergency preparedness, relief, and recovery; (3) civic engagement, including election participation; and (4) social justice and community engagement.
About the Grant Application Process
The current application process is intended for organizations that would like to administer regranting funds for California Creative Corps. Individual artists and nonprofit organizations interested in applying for direct funding from an administering organization should refer to the “Subgrantee Eligibility and Requirements” section of the guidelines for more information.
The CAC is now seeking applications from Administering Organizations with the capacity to administer regranting funds to arts and social service organizations and to individual artists and cultural workers throughout the state to develop media, outreach, and engagement campaigns that speak to the program’s goals. The intention is to provide as broad a geographic reach as possible and serve all 58 counties, while prioritizing communities that demonstrate the highest levels of need as indicated by the California Healthy Places Index.
The deadline to apply for the California Creative Corps grant program is May 19. Application links, guidelines, and more detailed program and timeline information can be found on the program’s webpage.
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