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Center for Cultural Innovation Quick Grants 

The Quick Grant program supports artists and arts organizations' financial sustainability through professional development support. The Quick Grant program awards reimbursement funds up to $600 to California artists, creatives, cultural practitioners, cultural producers, and San Francisco/San Jose nonprofit arts administrators to participate in professional development activities that build administrative capacity, hone business skills, and strengthen the financial sustainability of the grantee’s practice, area of cultural production, or arts organization.

Applications are due on the 15th of the month with a one-month turnaround. Applications received after the 15th of a given month will be reviewed in the following month's application cycle. More information can be found here


Current funding opportunities with the Office of Arts & Culture can be found here,

other grants, artist calls, residencies, education, and opportunities outside of the Office of Arts & Culture can be found here

Film + media Sacramento

Sacramento Film + Media will award six $10,000 production grants and two $5000 post-production grants during fiscal year 2023 in two grant rounds. The Sacramento Film + Media Grant program is open to productions filming at least 50% of the project in the Sacramento region with at least two locations in the City of Sacramento. It is also open to productions where 75% of post-production is done locally. Eligible productions include feature-length films, short films, episodic television, television pilots, television movies/miniseries, documentaries, docuseries, commercials, music videos, and unscripted television. More information can be found here.

California arts council

California Art Council grant opportunities are rooted in several of the aspirational areas identified in the organization's strategic framework, including increased capacity building for local arts agencies, general operating support, multiyear grant opportunities, geographic equity, small organization prioritization, and funding for individual artists. More information can be found here.


Collective is a central hub for connecting California’s arts and culture communities with both the public and one another, by sharing the vast and varied creative assets available within our state. Find new opportunities such as jobs, internships, artist calls, grants, conferences, workshops, and more here.

National Endowment for the Arts

COVID-19 Resources for artists & arts organizations can be found here.

Charles Gaines Fellowship for MFA Art Students

Developed by CalArts Faculty Emeritus Charles Gaines, the Gaines MFA Fellowship provides full support of tuition expenses for MFA Art students who self-identify as Black Americans of the African diaspora or domestic students who self-identify as Mexican or of Central American descent. Two fellowships will be awarded to qualifying students each academic year.

A pivotal figure in the field of Conceptual Art, Charle
s Gaines’ body of work engages formulas and systems that interrogate relationships between the objective and the subjective realms. Using a generative approach to create a series of works in a variety of mediums, he has built a bridge between the early conceptual artists of the 1960s and 1970s and subsequent generations of artists pushing the limits of conceptualism today.

Gaines lives and works in Los Angeles and is Faculty Emeritus at CalArts. Gaines established this fellowship to provide critical scholarship support for Black students in the M.F.A. Art program. More information can be found here.

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