The Sacramento Office of Arts + Culture is a public agency devoted to advocating, supporting, and promoting the arts for more than 40 years. 

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The City of Sacramento’s Office of Arts & Culture (OAC) has received funding from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) as part of its American Rescue Plan (ARP) grant program, to subgrant to communities responding to the negative economic impacts and public health emergency of the COVID-19 pandemic. OAC recognizes that individual artists have been significantly impacted and has developed this subgranting program to respond to the urgent needs of this sector of the creative economy. 


The OAC is offering a grant program specifically for artists who live and work in Sacramento County. Titled, Seeding Creativity, this $450,000 grant program will support 45 individual artists with $10,000 grants to create and/or present new work in the county during the grant period. 

In addition to grant funds, artists will receive one-year of support programming to assist them in career building skills such as: building entrepreneurial expertise, leveraging resources, deepening collaborations, developing portfolios and work samples, and crafting work statements. Grantees can participate in a series of facilitated cohort meetings with artists of similar experience and career development to track progress on their projects and share strategies for success. 

Application Opens: May 16, 2022 

Application Workshop: May 18, 2022 

Grant Applications Due: June 20, 2022 

Grant Awards: August 8, 2022 

Period of Funding: The grant period is September 1, 2022 – August 31, 2023

The City of Sacramento reserves the right to modify the dates listed in its sole discretion. The City will post notifications of any significant schedule changes to OAC’s website or through social media. The City shall not accept proposals that are incomplete or submitted after the grant application deadline. No late proposals will be eligible for consideration under any circumstances.


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