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to Provide Arts and Cultural Programming

Arts and Cultural Impact Grants

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Arts Council for Monterey County (Arts4MC)

Deadline Date:

05/10/22 11:59 PM


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Grants of up to $5,000 to California nonprofit organizations in eligible locations to provide arts and cultural programming for local residents. Funding is intended to support festivals, concerts, ongoing classes, and other programs and projects that are open to the public. Requests will be accepted from organizations based in Monterey County.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 154551

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $5,000

Term of Contract:

Planned project/program must be completed in Monterey County within one year of grant award.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility Criteria:
- Monterey County-based nonprofit arts organizations seeking support for public arts and culture projects in Monterey County or
- Monterey County-based nonprofit social service organizations, with regular, ongoing arts programs and/or services may be eligible to apply if they meet all eligibility requirements.
- An applicant without nonprofit status may use a California-based Fiscal Sponsor with a federal 501(c) (3) designation to conduct work on a nonprofit project. If you need a fiscal sponsor, please contact Action Council.
- Planned project/program must be completed in Monterey County within one year of grant award;
- Fiscal sponsor letter and letters of recommendations need to be within 60 days of the application; and
- Reporting requirements for previous Arts4MC Arts and Cultural Impact Grants have been met.

- Universities and colleges are limited to providing fiscal sponsorship for one arts program only. Grants may not support operating costs for the university or college, but must be applied to program and overhead costs of the applying entity.
- Grants may not be applied toward support for political or religious purposes, fundraisers for other organizations or causes, capital improvements, the purchase of equipment or real property, or projects already completed.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline: May 10, 2022 at 11:59 pm.

There are two cycles for this grant program – Spring and Fall.

Organizations may only receive one grant per year and must have completed their previous grant’s final report before submitting a new application.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online:

For assistance, call Klara Hickmanova: 831-622-9060 ext. 103 or email klara(at)

Arts Council for Monterey County
1123 Fremont Blvd, Suite C
Seaside, CA 93955

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