California Relief Fund for Artists and Cultural Practitioners

The Fund was created by the California Arts Council, in partnership with the Center for Cultural Innovation, in response to the economic crisis and impending financial needs of individual artists resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. A total of $920,000 of the California Arts Council’s state grant funds will be awarded through the program, which offers unrestricted $1,000 rapid-relief grants for more than 900 California-based individual artists and cultural practitioners statewide. Grants will be distributed to reflect the cultural and geographic diversity of the state of California – including those who are of historically underserved communities who are especially vulnerable financially due to the crisis.

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  • Application Available: July 22, 2020
  • Application Deadline: August 18, 2020
  • Notifications Made: September 1, 2020