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Community Arts Grants

Thank you for your interest in the City of Carlsbad’s Community Arts Grants! The Community Arts Grants funding cycle for 2017 has closed. The 2018 funding cycle will open in fall 2017, so check back then for more information on how to apply. 

The Community Arts Grant Funding Programs support projects and activities in all disciplines that provide quality arts and cultural programming to Carlsbad residents and visitors. Their purpose is to reinforce the artistic and cultural opportunities and experiences for residents; to provide arts education and lifelong learning opportunities for all ages; support local and regional arts and cultural organizations as an important component of the economy and quality of life of Carlsbad; and to celebrate and promote Carlsbad as an exciting, vibrant, and creative community destination for visitors and tourists throughout the world.

The Cultural Arts Office manages these funding programs to provide financial support to organizations and individuals 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.

Funding Categories

Arts Projects – requests by organizations for specific arts project activities such as performances, exhibitions, residencies, workshops or lectures that provide arts opportunities that take place in Carlsbad. 

Arts In Schools – requests of up to $1,500 by Carlsbad public and nonprofit schools for in-class and before/after-school projects involving professional artists, including artist-in-residence activities, collaborative programs and events by student participants which are open to the public. Support for activities of school-based, student extracurricular organizations that the public may attend. 

To Apply:

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