A still from a dance project sponsored by Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music. Photo: Crystal Birns

Support Grants

Apply Fall 2023

General operating support for Santa Cruz County nonprofit or fiscally-sponsored arts organizations of all budget sizes. Applications accepted once per year for grants up to $7,000.

Key Dates

Guidelines will be posted in August 2023.

Grant payments will be sent in January 2024.

Grants Portal

The Support grant application will open in fall 2023. In the mean time, you can view your previous applications and submit final reports through our online grants portal.

View Our Current Grantees

Learn more about our current Create, Support, Develop and SPECTRA Grant recipients.

Support Grant FAQs

Support and Elevate grantees will no longer be eligible to apply for Develop grants, in order to reserve enough of that funding for individual artists and other arts organizations. Support and Elevate grantees also remain ineligible for Create grants.

Applicants may only submit one application for one grant per cycle.

Read More FAQs About Our Grants

General FAQs are available at the bottom of our Apply for a Grant webpage.

Contact Us With Questions

Email: grantsprogram@artscouncilsc.org