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Community Arts Grants

As one of the many programs to support artists and arts organizations in Carlsbad, the Community Arts Grants program funds quality arts and cultural programming and organizational support within Carlsbad.

View 20192020 and 2020/2021 (Round 1) CAG recipients.

Grant programs have been updated with the following new information for current grantees and applicants per approval from the City of Carlsbad’s Arts Commission during the May 7th, 2020 meeting. These changes were made to better serve local arts organizations, schools and artists in this current time of crisis.

Community Arts Grants 2020-2021 

Important Dates

Applications will be accepted during three rolling deadlines until available grant funds are depleted:

  • Round 1 (CLOSED): Application due May 21, 2020 for projects commencing on Sept. 1, 2020
  • Round 2 (CLOSED): Application due Aug. 17, 2020 for projects commencing on Dec. 9, 2020
  • Round 3 (If funds remaining, scheduled to open Sept. 30, 2020): Application due Nov. 16, 2020 for projects commencing on April 8, 2021

To apply for Community Arts Grants 2020-2021

  • Application questions for downloading can be found here

For Current CAG 2020 Grantees

For all grantees with an amendment to extend their CAG 2020 award:

  • Review the current CAG 2020 Guidelines with COVID-19 Update
  • Final Reports are due within 30 days of the completion of your project or Sept. 30, 2021, whichever comes first:

Questions? Contact Megan Gilby, Community Arts Coordinator, at megan.gilby@carlsbadca.gov