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Friday March 2nd, 2018 :: 03:46 p.m. PST


City of Santa Ana allocates $70,000 in grant opportunities to artists and art organizations - Apply by May 3, 2018

The City of Santa Ana is now accepting applications for the Investing in the Artist Grant Opportunity 2018!

For over 200 years, Santa Ana has had a rich art and cultural presence in our region. Our city has always been a place of intersections, where cultural diversity dwells amidst historic beauty. For the funding cycle of 2018-2019, the City of Santa Ana has allocated $70,000 and invites artists and art organizations/cooperatives to dive into our local history, showcase our diverse residents, highlight our architecture, and explore our natural beauty to celebrate the local community in a variety of mediums: Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Writing, Poetry, Music, Dance, Fashion, and Culinary.

The Santa Ana Arts and Culture Commission supports projects that will enrich and invigorate the City of Santa Ana’s arts and culture landscape, improve the quality of life for its residents, and stimulate its economic development. Individual artists and arts & culture cooperatives and 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations are encouraged to apply.

Funding will be provided through reimbursements for eligible project expenses and will be awarded in the amount of up to $1,500 for “Emerging Artists” or up to $5,000 for “Mid-Level Artists” and “Established Artists,” and up to $10,000 for arts organizations/cooperatives.

The grant period will be for 12 months and will require an interim and final report of outcomes achieved, including an itemized budget with documentation such as receipts to support the grant expenditures.

Applications are only accepted online and are due on the Submittable website by Thursday, May 3, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

The online application will prompt you to submit the information directly into the fields and to upload the submission materials described in the application guidelines.

Please apply here:

Anticipated Timeline:
Event dates, times, and locations may be subject to change under certain circumstances. Please check the timeline on the arts grant webpage for any changes prior to attending the Information Sessions, City Council and Arts and Culture Commission meetings.

3/1/18- Applications Available
3/14/18- Information Session – 6:00 pm, Ross Annex, 1st Floor,
Conference Room 1600
3/28/18- Information Session – 6:00 pm, Ross Annex, 1st Floor,
Conference Room 1600
5/03/18- Applications Due by 11:59 pm
6/21/18- Funding recommendations from Arts Commission
7/17/18- City Council Approval of Grant Awards

For more information, please visit:

City of Santa Ana
20 Civic Center Plaza
Santa Ana, CA 92701

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 714-647-5200

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