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Sac County Artists Eligible for $10,000 in Grants

The City of Sacramento’s Office of Arts and Culture is now accepting applications for its $450,000 “Seeding Creativity” individual artists grant program.

The grant program will support 45 individual artists located within Sacramento County with $10,000 grants to create and/or present new work in the county during the grant period.

The Seeding Creativity grant program is funded through an award to the Office of Arts and Culture from the National Endowment for the Arts’ federal American Rescue Plan dollars. Funds may be used to provide fees/stipends for artists to support services for specific project work.

In addition to grant funds, artists will receive one year of support programming to assist them in career building skills such as building entrepreneurial expertise, leveraging resources, deepening collaborations, developing portfolios and work samples, and crafting work statements.

All grantees are obligated to produce a project by the end of the grant period within one of four chosen pathways: Creation, performance/presentation, social impact and research. Emerging and mid-career artists with a three-year work history in visual, craft, media, design, performing and/or literary arts are encouraged to apply.

Applications close at 11:59 p.m. on June 20, 2022. A free virtual application workshop to review program goals, guidelines and help individuals apply will be held at 4:30 p.m. on May 18. Register on the City’s website. The Office of Arts and Culture also provides one-on-one peer mentors to support artists in application preparation.

Applications for grants will be reviewed and scored by a diverse panel comprised of artists from throughout the country as well as community members.

Find more details on eligibility criteria, project pathways and grant program on the Office of Arts + Culture’s website​.

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