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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 20182019 and 2020 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 and Information

Round 2 Application: Open July 1, 2020

  • Round 2 Application Deadline: Monday, Aug. 17, 2020
  • 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 (OPEN JULY 1, 2020): Application due Aug. 17, 2020 for projects commencing on Dec. 9, 2020
    • Round 3 (OPEN Sept. 30, 2020): Application due Nov. 16, 2020 for projects commencing on April 8, 2021

To apply for Community Arts Grants 2020-2021

  • Final reports are due Sept. 20, 2021

For Current CAG 2020 Grantees

Current grantees experiencing changes to funded programs due to COVID-19 will be required to fill out:

In the COVID-19 Revised Project form, current grantees will have the following three options:

  1. Update any Arts or Capacity Building Projects (Arts Organizations) or Educational Institution & Affiliated Groups Projects to reflect changes due to COVID-19
  2. Convert any Arts Projects to Capacity Building Projects or vice versa (Arts Organizations only)
  3. Mutually cancel current agreement with the city and return any received funds if programs are not able to continue in any capacity

Other updates to the CAG 2020 funding cycle for current 2020 grantees include:

  • Funding period for any updated projects will be extended one additional year to June 30, 2021
  • Inclusive funding to include virtual events and operating costs
  • Updated projects require an updated project form and amendment to current standing agreements
  • Review the current CAG 2020 Guidelines
  • Download and complete the CAG 2020 Budget Form:

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