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FAST TRACK ARTS GRANTS
For arts organizations with annual expenses between $25,000 and $500,000

This application will be available on a rolling basis beginning October 1, 2021. We anticipate a maximum two-month turnaround from application to grant award.

This program funds organizations statewide that deliver visual, performing, media, literary, or interdisciplinary artistic programming, performances or exhibits, or arts services. We are giving special consideration to organizations serving communities disproportionately impacted by the pandemic and recent wildfires.
However, funding will not be limited to organizations that meet these criteria. It may be useful to review what kinds of activities we are unlikely to fund before applying. 

BASIC ELIGIBILITY

  • Your organization must have minimum annual cash expenses of $25,000 (excluding in-kind).  
     

  • Your organizations must have annual operating expenses UNDER $500,000
     

  • Organizations may apply once in a 12 month period. Organizations with current open grants with the Foundation are NOT eligible to apply. Prior grantees are eligible to reapply 12 months after their last grant decision date, and once the final report for that grant has been submitted. 
     

  • Arts organizations applying for Fast Track grants must:
     

  1. Have a mission focused specifically on the arts OR
     

  2. Serve a majority audience of members of disproportionately impacted communities AND allocate a minimum of 25% of their annual expenses to arts-related activities

 

FAST TRACK GRANT AMOUNTS

  • Grant amounts will be determined by the Foundation, and will range from 3-6% based on your annual operating expenses and your organization’s alignment with our funding priorities.
     

  • Grants amounts range from $1,500 to $25,000 maximum. If you are applying more than 3 months from the end of your fiscal year, grant amounts will be based on your current fiscal year budget.
     

  • If you apply less than three months before the end of your fiscal year, grant amounts will be based on your next fiscal year budget.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Please review our FAQ page before starting the application process.

WONDERING IF YOU'RE ELIGIBLE?

As part of our application process, you will take an eligibility quiz to be directed to the programs for which you're eligible.

We partner with Foundant Technologies to host our online application and grantee portal. If you are a new applicant, you may wish to familiarize yourself with Foundant. CLICK HERE.

PLEASE NOTE: 
You can save your work on your application and log in to continue your work later before submitting.

TO BEGIN YOUR APPLICATION:
CLICK HERE to create an account or log in to your existing account in Foundant.