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Students paint a mural, in a project funded by a SPECTRA grant. Photo: Sarah Brothers Bot

Matching Grants for Schools and Community Organizations

Application Opens: May 1 

Application Closes: September 8

SPECTRA matching grants are available to Santa Cruz County K-12 public schools and community organizations to enhance their arts education programs by bringing teaching artists into classrooms for visual, performing, or literary arts workshops, residencies, and performances. Matching grants are awarded, based on funding availability, up to $2,000.

We prioritize our funding based on equity and where we can make the greatest sustainable impact. Our number one priority goes to schools where 60-100% of students are students of color, English Language Learners, on free and reduced meal plans, and foster youth.

The application period for SPECTRA matching grants opened May 1, 2023. The application deadline is September 8, 2023.

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