Ventura-based arts non-profits invited to apply for Cultural Funding Program

Applications and guidelines are now available online for the City of Ventura 2017-2018 Cultural Funding Program at www.cityofventura.net/cfp. Apply by Thursday, June 22, for the City of Ventura Office of Cultural Affairs 2017-18 Cultural Funding Program Grants. The program is open to any Ventura-based arts non-profit.  All organizations will be required to provide proof of their 501(c) 3 status or that of their Ventura County based fiscal agent. $90,000 will be awarded on a competitive basis to non-profit arts organizations, with grants ranging in size from $1,000-$20,000.

Organizations whose annual budgets are less than $10,000 are only eligible to request $1,000 and do not have to submit DataArts budget information. Applicants are asked to make a specific grant request.   The request may not exceed 10% of annual budget.

The City of Ventura Cultural Funding Program supports the following cultural goals of the community .

  • To support Ventura’s cultural infrastruc­ture of arts organizations and artists
  • To ensure comprehensive access to and involvement in cultural opportunities by all segments of the community
  • To support economic development and increase tourism
  • To enhance lifelong learning opportuni­ties in the arts for all ages

Artistic samples will be required and the artistic samples form submitted. Past applicants must have submitted a Final Report from the previous year to be eligible for future funding.

For more information contact Georgeanne Lees at 658-4720 or glees@cityofventura.net.

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