2019 Grants Program Coming Soon

Arts and Accessibility Program

 ‚Ķto participate is to be alive, to have access is to participate‚Ķ

Introduction and Eligibility

The purpose of the Arts and Accessibility Program is to enhance opportunities for participation in the arts by people with disabilities. This is done through small, but critical grants up to $1500 for artists with disabilities and up to $2500 for arts organizations. Grants for artists with disabilities are intended to support the advancement of their creative work and careers. Artist grants are for specific projects that contribute directly to their professional goals and development.

California-based arts organizations may request support for the hiring or involvement of artists with disabilities in arts events, and/or to increase the attendance and enhance the experience for audiences with disabilities. Applications are encouraged from artists in all artistic disciplines. Please read the revised guidelines below as there have been changes to the program.