• Email
  • Print

Artist Opportunities & 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. There are a variety of programs that serve artists, art organizations and residents by providing opportunities and resources for cultural growth. Staff strives to provide information on funding and exhibiting opportunities, offering assistance with various local arts organizations. 

Opportunities for Artists

    • Call to Artists offers opportunities for visual artists to apply for public art projects within the City of Carlsbad. 
    • Exhibit Opportunities for Visual Artists offers visual artists an opportunity to showcase their work in the library displays at all three Carlsbad libraries (Carlsbad City Library, Georgina Cole Library and Library Learning Center), at the William D. Cannon Art Gallery (Juried Show etc.) and at the Sculpture Garden located at the Elmwood House next to City Hall. 

Opportunities for Artists, Arts Organizations, Schools and Residents

    • Community Arts Grants offer funding support to individuals, schools and arts organizations for various art related projects in the City of Carlsbad. 
    • Facility Rentals at the Dove Library Complex (Carlsbad City Library) offer space for groups and events for a fee. 
    • Schulman Proposals offers funds for cultural programming that takes place in the Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium.