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2021-2022 Stockton Arts Grant Program (California)


The City of Stockton Arts Commission is currently accepting applications from arts organizations, arts educators, individual artists, and arts collaboratives for the 2021-2022 Stockton Arts Grant opportunity.

Donor Name: Stockton Arts Commission

State: California

City: Stockton

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 12/30/2021

Size of the Grant: $1,000 and $5,000

Grant Duration: 1 Year


The SAC supports and encourages a broad range of artistic and cultural expressions reflecting Stockton’s diversity.

Grant Information

The Commission will award a total of $50,000 in available grant funds to projects that support, stimulate, and strengthen public engagement and access to the Arts in Stockton. Grants will be awarded in increments ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 each, with most grant awards falling between $1,000 and $5,000. Projects representing any of the artistic disciplines will be considered for funding. Applicants should not rely on Stockton Arts Grant funding to support the entire cost of their proposed project.

Grant applicants must propose a project that will take place within the city limits of Stockton between January 1, 2022, and December 31, 2022.

Application Eligibility

  • Nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3), U.S. organizations; or federally recognized tribal communities or tribes that maintain a business office or primary venue in Stockton;
  • Local arts agencies, arts organizations, artist communities, individual artists, including student artists, who maintain a primary residence or have a permanent studio/work/office space in their name within Stockton city limits;
  • Arts educators who teach in an elementary or secondary school (charter, private, or public), college, or university within Stockton city limits; residency restrictions do not apply;
  • Collaborative Proposal applicants who designate a “Project Principal.”
    • A Project Principal is an organization or individual that meets the residency and eligibility requirements outlined above and serves as the fiscal agent for the project, receiving and administering the grant’s funding and use.

The applicant is not eligible to apply if:

  • They do not meet the residency requirements as defined above or are an unincorporated or for-profit business entity.
    • This does not include artists with a City of Stockton business license.
  • The project involves programming/events/activities that are not open to the public or they are an arts educator whose proposed project does not reach an audience beyond an educational setting.
  • They have been awarded a Stockton Arts Grant in the previous two consecutive years.
    • In this circumstance, the applicant must wait at least one year to apply again.
  • They are a previous grant awardee who has not completed their project as proposed and/or has not submitted acceptable Final Report packages by the due date(s) for previously received Stockton Arts Grants.
  • The proposed project involves City of Stockton property, but the applicant has not yet obtained authorization and/or approval from the City of Stockton for its use.
  • They are a current member of the Stockton Arts Commission and will directly receive grant funds.
    • Current commissioners are not eligible to receive funding from grants directly but may apply in partnership with another eligible applicant.

For more information, visit Stockton Arts Grant.

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