Grants ready for arts and cultural projects  

CARLSBAD — The city of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts Office is accepting applications for its annual Community Arts Grants. This year, the city has doubled the amount available from $25,000 to $50,000 in matching grants for cultural projects occurring in Carlsbad in 2015. The grant application deadline is Oct. 27.

A Community Arts Grants application workshop will be held to assist potential applicants in creating successful proposals; first-time applicants are strongly urged to attend. The workshop will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Carlsbad City Library, 1775 Dove Lane.

The grants, which must be matched by money from other sources, are awarded to nonprofit organizations, schools and school-related organizations for visual, media, literary and performing arts projects taking place in Carlsbad. Arts organizations located elsewhere in San Diego County are also eligible to apply but funded activities must take place in Carlsbad.

Applications and guidelines, as well as listings of previous grant recipients, are available at carlsbadca.gov/arts, at Carlsbad City Library locations and at the Carlsbad Arts Office, 2955 Elmwood Ave., Carlsbad. To request a mailed application or for more information about Carlsbad Community Arts Grants, eligibility requirements and funding categories, contact the Carlsbad Arts Office grants staff at (760) 434-2920 or arts@carlsbadca.gov.

Projects must fit one of two categories in the Community Arts Grants Funding Program, Arts Projects and Arts in Schools. Arts Project fund requests must be by nonprofit arts organizations for specific project activities such as performances, exhibitions, residencies, workshops or lectures in all artistic disciplines that provide arts opportunities to people in Carlsbad.

The Arts in Schools category supports requests of up to $1,500 by Carlsbad schools and eligible school-related organizations for in-class and before/after-school projects involving professional artists, including artist-in-residence activities, collaborative programs and events by student artists that are open to the public, as well as support for activities of school-based, student extracurricular organizations that the public may attend.

 

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