arts making impact grant cycle Fall 2019-20
Grant Application Available
Aug. 6 Santa Maria
Aug. 7 Buellton
Aug. 8 Santa Barbara
Grant Application Due
Grant Awards Announced
February 1-December 31, 2020
The Arts Making Impact (AMI) formerly Community Arts Enrichment grant program is a partnership between the County Arts Commission and Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation; it is intended to support artists and arts and culture organizations by funding projects and a variety of activities that enrich the lives of residents in communities throughout Santa Barbara County. A total of $50,000 is available each cycle. Grant Requests Range: $1000 to $5,000
first-time applicants are required to attend a workshop to apply. grant workshops are free, but require advance registration. click here to register
LEVERAGE COMMUNITY RESOURCES
AMi projects may support new or innovative projects and joint/collaborative efforts that leverage community resources, additional funding, and community support.
INCREASE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
AMI projects may be used to increase community engagement and provide greater and more diverse participation in the arts, and integrate the arts into learning environments for children and young adults.
ELIMINATE BARRIERS TO CULTURAL ACTIVITIES
Grant proposals that build beneficial partnerships and collaborations to help eliminate current barriers to cultural activities— such as access to transportation, materials, artists, music, and art instruction to rural youth and under-served communities are encouraged.
Hannah Rubalcava, Grants & Contracts Manager
2019 disaster relief grant program: Application closed
Disaster Relief Grant Awards were announced in June 2019