The City of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts Office has awarded 26 Community Arts Grants totaling $77,000, for 2019.
“Cultural Arts Manager Richard Schultz commented, “We assembled three diverse panels of community members who reviewed the applications. As the final step, the Arts Commission approved the funding requests. All of us who were involved in the application process were equally impressed by the array of arts activities seeking support in 2019.”
At a Glance
The grants are awarded to nonprofit organizations, schools and school-related organizations for visual, media, literary and performing arts projects taking place in Carlsbad.
The grants program supports projects and activities in all artistic 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
Provide arts education opportunities for all ages
Encourage new arts programs and emerging organizations in Carlsbad
Support arts and cultural organizations and promote Carlsbad as a vibrant, creative community destination for visitors throughout the world
The following groups and organizations are receiving grants in 2019. Some organizations may have received more than one grant.
Aviara Oaks Middle School Band Boosters
Carlsbad Education Foundation
Carlsbad High School Bands
Carlsbad High School Film Academy Booster Club
Carlsbad High School Musical Production
Carlsbad High School Choral Boosters
Carlsbad Music Festival
Carlsbad Oceanside Art League
Friends of Hope School
Intrepid Shakespeare Company
La Costa Canyon High School Musical Theater
La Costa Heights Elementary PTA
La Costa Meadows Elementary School
Museum of Making Music
New Village Arts
North County Arts Network
Sage Creek High School Dance Department
Sage Creek High School Drama Department
Sage Creek High School Music Department
Sage Creek High School Visual Arts Department
San Diego Dance Theater
Young Audiences of San Diego
Grants are awarded in three classifications: Arts Organizations, Educational Institutions and Affiliated Groups and Special Opportunity.
Arts Organizations may apply in two categories: Arts Projects and Capacity Building. There is a funding limit of $7,500 for Arts Projects and $5,000 for Capacity Building.
There is no limit to the number of applications schools can submit, but all awards have a funding limit of $2,500.
The Special Opportunity grant category accepts applications throughout the year for schools and organizations with a funding limit of $3,000.