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Community Arts Enrichment Grants

Santa Barbara County Arts Commission Announces Fall Cycle Community Ats Enrichment Grant Awards

The Santa Barbara County Arts Commission announced the grant recipients of its Fall 2014 Community Arts Enrichment Grants cycle. On September 30th the Arts Commission received 25 grant applications for proposed projects throughout Santa Barbara County. The grants were reviewed by a panel made up of County Arts Commissioners from the Second, Fourth and Fifth Supervisorial Districts, a member of the Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation and Arts Commission staff. Eighteen grant applications were approved for funding in amounts ranging from $350 to $1,750. The $12,600 available this grant cycle is the result of a strategic partnership with the Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation and the County Arts Commission. Funds come from an established Arts Subsidy fund that earmarks $.25 of every Bowl concert ticket sold going to support the program.

2014 CAE Fall Cyle Grant Recipients

Art Without Limits
Arts Outreach
Boxtales Theatre Company
El Padrecito Ministries
Friends of Los Alamos Public Library
Goleta Valley Historical Society
Library Dances
Media4Good
Mental Wellness Center Art Room
Notes for Notes
Out of the Box Theatre Company
Santa Barbara Dance Institute
Santa Barbara Historical Museum
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Santa Barbara Music Club
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra
Turner Foundation
UCSB Arts & Lectures


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.

CAE funds may be used to support new or innovative projects and joint/collaborative efforts that leverage community resources, provide greater and more diverse participation in the arts, and integrate the arts into learning environments for children and young adults. Artists or arts organizations applying must be based in Santa Barbara County and provide services to Santa Barbara County residents.

The Arts Commission’s goal is that CAE grant funds will increase community engagement and leverage additional funding and community support. Grant proposals that build beneficial partnerships and collaborations to help eliminate current barriers to cultural activities— such as access to transportation, materials, artists, music and art instruction to rural youth and underserved communities are encouraged.

The CAE grant program is the result of a partnership between the Arts Commission and the Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation and its Education Outreach Committee. Funding support comes from twenty-five cents per ticket sold at every Bowl concert.

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

Eligibility
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.


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This grant application is in Adobe PDF format. If you do not have Adobe Reader Version 9 or higher installed on your computer, you can download a free Reader from the Adobe website.

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GRANTS AT A GLANCE

Community Arts Enrichment Grants (CAE)
Mini-grants of up to $5,000 to artists and arts organizations serving Santa Barbara County. CAE grants are intended to support artists and arts and cultural organizations by funding projects and a variety of activities that enrich the lives of residents in Santa Barbara County communities.

City of Santa Barbara Grants: (Offered once per calendar year)

Community Arts Grants (CA)
Grants range from $500 to $6,000 and are directed at support for short-term projects with a community connection. Often these grants focus on children and families and have significant artist involvement. Grant recommendations are made by the City Arts Advisory Committee.

Community Events & Festivals Grants (EF)
Grant recommendations are made by the seven member City Council appointed Community Events and Festivals Committee. The Committee reviews requests for support and makes recommendation for amounts between $1,000 and $40,000.

Organizational Development Grants (OD)

Grants are made to city-based non profit arts organizations to assist in organizational development and stability. Grants range in amount from $1,000 to $18,000. Grants are recommended to the City Council by the City Arts Advisory Committee.

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