Elementary School Mini-Grant Program

Established in 2004, this program provides support to Ventura County K-6 elementary schools in partnership with local artists and arts organizations to bring standards-based arts education into classrooms. Funds may also be used to take a classroom to a Ventura County arts venue for an educational program.

Read more about this program, eligibility and how to apply for the current funding cycle.


VCAC is continually partnering with and raising funding from individuals, private foundations, corporations, agencies and community partners to support local artists through various grant programs. Examples of past grants include:

Creative Community Thomas Fire Recovery Grant

We provided more than $100k in relief grants for artists and creatives who were impacted by the Thomas Fire and Debris Flow.

Artists in Community Partnership Grants

ACP grants have funded projects developed between artists and community organizations, businesses and other non-arts providers. The projects have exemplified ways in which artists can help businesses in the non-arts sectors meet their goals.