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Artist Calls and Opportunities: Zellerbach Family Foundation Accepting Applications for Bay Area Art Projects

Deadline dates:
January 5, 2015
March 30, 2015
July 13, 2015
September 28, 2015

Originally named the Zellerbach Family Fund, the Zellerbach Family Foundation was established in 1956 by Jennie B. Zellerbach. In the years since, the foundation has distributed more than $70 million in charitable support. From its inception, the foundation has focused on the San Francisco Bay Area, where the Zellerbach family has deep roots. Since 1868, when Anthony Zellerbach began selling paper from his horse-drawn wagon in San Francisco, the Zellerbach family has been active in the economic, religious, artistic, and philanthropic life of the region.

The foundation is accepting applications for its Community Arts Program, which supports local artists who are creating novel work that is representative of the diverse cultures and communities of the Bay Area. Grants of up to $7,500 will be awarded for projects in the areas of dance, theater, visual arts, music, festivals, poetry, literature, and publications. Priority will be given to contemporary performance-oriented projects.

To be eligible, applicants must be a nonprofit arts-serving organization or an individual artist with a nonprofit fiscal sponsor doing his or her work in San Francisco, Contra Costa, and/or Alameda counties (west of the Caldecott Tunnels).

The foundation will host a workshop to share information about the program on November 18, 2014 ( 6:00 p.m. PST).

Visit the Zellerbach Family Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

Link to Complete RFP

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