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Community Arts Grants

The City of Carlsbad Cultural Arts Office serves to encourage, develop and facilitate an enriched environment of artistic, creative and cultural activity in the City of Carlsbad and the Northern San Diego County region. As a component of many services and activities, the Cultural Arts Office manages funding programs to provide financial support to organizations, schools and individuals for various projects through a competitive application and review process. Programs and activities supported through the Community Arts Grant Funding Programs take place within the calendar year, Jan. 1 – Dec. 31 annually.

View 2016 CAG Recipients and 2017 CAG Recipients here.

Community Arts Grants 2018

Thank you for all applicants for participating in the CAG 2018 cycle! The application process has now closed for all funding types except Special Opportunities. More information regarding the Special Opportunities grant process will be available soon. 

View the 2018 CAG recipients here.

Funding Categories

  • Arts Organizations, including Fiscal Agents of Individual Artists
  • Capacity Building - $5,000 maximum award 
  • Arts Projects - $10,000 maximum award
  • Arts Education - $5,000 maximum award
  • Educational Institutions and Affiliated Groups 
    • Arts in Schools - $1,500 maximum award
  • All organization types (Outside of regular grant cycle – more information will be available in November, 2017)
    • Special Opportunities - $500 maximum award

To Apply

Forms for Accepted Applicants:

Forms for current 2017 Cycle Awardees:

Questions? Contact Megan Gilby, Community Arts Coordinator, at 760-602-2081 or megan.gilby@carlsbadca.gov