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. Our grant programs help extend our reach and deepen our impact by providing support to individual artists and arts organizations. Applications for our grant programs are reviewed and evaluated by volunteers with arts experience and knowledge, and awarded amounts are based on the average of all scores from these evaluators.

Thanks to support from the Ventura County Community Foundation, the California Arts Council, the John and Beverly Stauffer Foundation and the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation, we have offered the following opportunities to the arts community in Ventura County.

Open Grants

There are currently no open grants. Please sign up to receive our email newsletter to receive the most up to date information about new grant opportunities when they are announced.

Closed / Past Grants

The Ventura County Arts Council Elementary School Arts Mini-Grant Program provides a source of support for Ventura County elementary schools to partner with local arts organizations and artists to bring standards-based arts into K-6 classrooms, or to take a classroom to a Ventura County arts venue for an educational program.
With support from the California Arts Council (CAC), the Ventura County Arts Council will distribute CARES funds initially given to the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), who granted a portion to CAC, to arts and culture organizations within the county who represent and serve communities of color disproportionately affected by COVID-19.
The Creative Community Thomas Fire Recovery Grant provided financial assistance to artists and creatives who were impacted by the Thomas Fire and debris flow. More than $100k in relief grants were awarded to artists and creatives who endured losses due to these disasters.
The Artists in Communities Partnership grant funds projects developed between artists and community organizations, businesses and other non-arts providers. These grants help to centralize artists and their artistic processes as vehicles for community vitality.

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