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.
CAE funds may be used to support new or innovative projects, joint/collaborative efforts that leverage community resources, provide greater and more diverse participation in the arts, provide efforts that integrate the arts in learning environments for children and young adults and improve access to the arts in underserved communities.
Community Arts Enrichment Grant requests will not be considered for: Fundraising efforts, capital campaigns or religious-based programs/events.
Grant Deadlines - Applications will be due April 30th and September 30th.
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.
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.
COMMUNITY ARTS ENRICHMENT PROJECTS
Arts Mentorship Program
City at Peace
Community Film Studio Santa Barbara, Inc.
Lompoc Historical Society
Lompoc Valley Arts Council
People for Leisure and Youth, Inc.
Orcutt Children's Art Foundation
Carpinteria Community Theater
Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Sunrise Charitable Foundation
Santa Barbara Blues Society
Santa Barbara Children's Chorus
Santa Barbara Dance Institute
Santa Barbara Strings
Santa Maria Museum of Flight
The Music Club
Viva el Arte