Oakland, CA: Oakland CARES Fund for Artists and Arts Nonprofits

Deadline: First deadline is the application cycle opens Monday, September 21 at 9 am PDT, the application cycle closes Friday, October 9 at 1 pm PDT.

The City of Oakland has launched the Oakland CARES Fund for Artists and Arts Nonprofits [CARES Arts Fund]. Distribution of this Fund is through a partnership between the City of Oakland’s Economic & Workforce Development Department, Cultural Affairs Division and the Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI). The CARES Arts Fund is distributing $1,425,000 in the form of grants up to $3,000 for individual artists, and grants up to $20,000 for small arts nonprofits based on budget size. This is a reimbursement-based fund to mitigate COVID-19 related financial impacts suffered by individual artist and small nonprofit arts and culture organizations who are the backbone of the City’s diversity and vibrancy of cultural identity and expression. The CARES Arts Fund is made possible by federal funding from the United States CARES Act, which was allocated by the State of California to the City of Oakland.

Learn more at the CCI website.