Arts & Culture – Small Arts Grants

Fleishhacker Foundation

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Grant amount: US $1,000 - US $10,000

Next anticipated deadline: Jan 15, 2020 11:59pm PST

Later anticipated deadlines: Jul 15, 2020 11:59pm PDT

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Project / Program, General Operating Expense

Location of project: Counties in California: Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Marin County, San Francisco County, San Mateo County Show all

Location of residency: Counties in California: Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Marin County, San Francisco County, San Mateo County Show all

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Overview:

The majority of the Foundation’s arts grantmaking takes place through this program. Grants between $1,000 and $10,000 are made to support a range of artistic efforts within the following disciplines:

The Foundation is open to funding what others may not, or coming in at the early stages of a program or project when funding is harder to secure.

The particular emphasis of the Small Arts Grants Program is to support the development and presentation of the work of living Bay Area artists. Innovative new work is the priority. Grants may be awarded for:

  • artists’ fees for creative time;
  • production costs for performances, post production costs for film projects;
  • exhibition/installation costs for visual, media, or interdisciplinary arts projects;
  • activities that contribute to overall artistic development; and
  • efforts to strengthen an organization’s artistic impact within the community and/or an artistic discipline.

The Foundation seeks to fund a broad range of arts groups during the course of each year. It strives to make grants that represent a diversity of arts disciplines, aesthetic sensibilities, and forms of cultural expression. The Foundation priorities grant requests which best support working artists.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be: 
    • Arts and cultural organizations incorporated as not-for-profit 501c3; 
    • Organizations residing and offering programming in San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Sonoma, San Mateo, and Santa Clara counties;
    • Able to demonstrate a consistent artistic presence in the Bay Area for at least 3 years;
    • Of annual budget size between $100,000 and $750,000;
    • Filmmakers residing in San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Sonoma, San Mateo, and Santa Clara counties;
    • Film projects with budgets under $750,000, under fiscal sponsorship of a nonprofit organization.
  • The Small Arts Grants program is designed to support a variety of organizations over time, rather than to provide annual funding for a specific group of organizations.
    • After several years of applications, groups are encouraged to take a break for a year or two before applying again.

Ineligibility:

  • Organizations may not apply more than once a year.
  • Applications to mount historical works by artists no longer living will not be considered, unless there is a significant new artistic voice that is shaping the project (e.g. composer, choreographer, director, or playwright).
  • Not eligible are:
    • Programs/projects for youth training in the arts, youth ensembles and performances, exhibitions of youth artwork, and productions designed for youth; 
    • Artist residency programs;
    • Programs/projects whose fundamental purpose or benefit falls within the social services, health, youth, or community development fields;
    • Individuals (unless conducting a significant project under the sponsorship of an eligible nonprofit organization);
    • Organizations and filmmakers based outside San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Sonoma, San Mateo, and Santa Clara counties;
    • Deficit financing, fund-raising events, endowment campaigns, and capital campaigns.