Arts & Culture Grants Program
|VALLEJO, CA - The Vallejo Community Arts Foundation (VCAF), is administering a pilot grant program funded by the City of Vallejo through the Commission on Culture and the Arts. Residents and organizations based in the City of Vallejo are invited to apply to the City of Vallejo Arts and Culture Grants Program, which is now accepting applications. The application is available here and is due by midnight on Sunday, June 2.
"Arts and cultural activities are important to the City of Vallejo. We are pleased to launch this grants program and hope that there will be many applications from throughout the city" said Culture and the Arts Commissioner Askari Sowonde. "This is the nation's most diverse city and we want the applications to reflect that."
VCAF will also host a free workshop for filling out the RFP on Tuesday, May 21, from 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. at the Empress Lounge on Virginia Street in Downtown Vallejo. We want to support a broad range of activities and hope to receive a floor of applications" said Commission for Culture and the Arts Vice Chair, Dalia Vidor. "If you are working on an ongoing activity and need general operating support or if you see a need to be filled related arts and culture, we want to hear from you."
All proposals must provide a clear public benefit for Vallejo residents through tangible creative activity, public art, or cultural events. Up to 14 grants will be awarded in amounts of either $2,500 or $5,000. Funding will be spread across three areas: performing arts, visual arts, and cultural events and activities with priority given to existing activities and organizations. As the Administrator, VCAF will provide training and technical assistance to applicants to help them submit successful applications for this grant program that would also be useful for them in applying for other opportunities. In addition to providing current financial support for the culture and arts community, this grant program will provide the opportunity to develop capacity-building skills.
Please visit the website to view the application and to learn more about program requirements and eligibility. Questions about the grants program can be sent to Renay Conlin of the Vallejo Community Arts Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org.