The Office of Arts and Culture is pleased to announce that “Seeding Creativity,” a grant program specifically for artists who live and work in Sacramento County, will be available on Monday, May 16, 2022.
This $450,000 grant program will support 45 individual artists with $10,000 grants to create and/or present new work in the county during the grant period. 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. Grantees can participate in a series of facilitated cohort meetings with artists of similar experience and career development to track progress on their projects and share strategies for success.
This funding comes from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) as part of its American Rescue Plan (ARP) grant program, to subgrant to communities responding to the negative economic impacts and public health emergency of the COVID-19 pandemic. OAC recognizes that individual artists have been significantly impacted and has developed this subgranting program to respond to the urgent needs of this sector of the creative economy.