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Artist Calls and Opportunities: Community Arts Enrichment Grants (CAE)

The Arts Commission is now accepting applications for Community Arts Enrichment Grants (CAE)

Community Arts Enrichment (CAE) grants are intended to support artists, arts and cultural organizations by funding projects and a variety of activities that enrich the lives of residents in communities throughout Santa Barbara County.

Grant Deadlines – Applications will be due April 30th and September 30th.

Artists or arts organizations may submit up to two Community Enrichment Grant applications during the calendar year. Artists or arts organizations need to be based in Santa Barbara County and provide services to Santa Barbara County residents. Artists or arts organizations awarded CAE grant funds may not apply again in the next grant cycle.

Application Process
The Mini Grant Application process will be available two times each calendar year.
Applications will be due April 30th and September 30th.
Applications must be signed by the person who will be overseeing the project/program.

Applications will be judged on the following criteria: timeliness of event/program/activity, impact on community, number of participants affected, fiscal responsibility, partnerships/collaborations/innovation and overall need for proposed project.

This grant application is in Adobe Reader format, a universal and free program.[Failure to use the most recent version may cause problems with how your grant is viewed when opened] After you have downloaded the most recent version of Adobe Reader (found on our website with the application), you use the “File-Save As” feature to save the application to your local computer. When the application is saved to your computer, you may work on the application over an extended period of time, saving as you go. Once completed, you may send the application to the Commission as a regular attachment via email. If we have any trouble viewing your application materials, we will contact you.

The application must be sent on-line by the deadline. No late applications will be accepted.

The CAE Grant review panel will consist of three County Arts Commissioners (one each from north, mid, and south-county), one representative from the Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation’s Education Outreach committee, and Arts Commission Staff.

Grant decisions will be made within 45 days of submission.
Grant period is up to one year and a final report is required to receive the final 10% payment.

Cover Letter

For full information about CAE Grant Application, please click here.

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