OVERVIEW

The San Mateo County Arts Commission connects, convenes and champions the arts.

To further its mission, the Arts Commission allocates the majority of its funds to provide support to arts organizations located in San Mateo County and to educators at Title 1 schools in San Mateo County.

EDUCATOR MICRO GRANTS 
Overview

The Commission believes that public school instruction in the arts helps foster critical thinking, creativity, deep learning, and self-expression and should be accessible to all children. In collaboration with the San Mateo County Office of Education, grants of $150 for visual art supplies are awarded to teachers at Title 1 schools in San Mateo County.

TO APPLY:

Read Educator Micro Grant guidelines 

Create an account at:   http://bit.ly/2cFXVa7

When returning to your application or viewing the brief instructional video, login at: http://bit.ly/2d0XCK9

For more information, please contact Jolene Romero at jromero@smcoe.org or (650) 802-5414. 

LOCAL ARTS GRANTS

The Arts Commission provides funds to assist arts organizations in building a strong presence in the community, growing audiences and expanding services and programs to the community and to children in grades K-12 and to educate and expose county residents to a wide range of artistic and cultural expression. 

The goals are to: 

  • Build greater managerial and fiscal capacity of county arts organizations 
  • Encourage increased public participation by residents and visitors in events, programs and services offered by arts organizations in the County 
  • Increase access to the benefits of arts learning for K-12 public school students
LOCAL ARTS GRANTS: PROJECT/PROGRAM SUPPORT

(Organizations may apply in ONLY ONE category)     

Project/Program Support may be used to present free or low cost performances, screenings, exhibitions, educational services, festivals, literary readings, workshops and seminars or other services; and to make diverse cultural arts programs broadly accessible to residents of San Mateo County.

LOCAL ARTS GRANTS: ORGANIZATIONAL SUPPORT

(Organizations may apply in ONLY ONE category        

Organizational Support provides unrestricted funding to help support and maintain an organization as it pursues its mission. General operating support grants may be used to cover day-to-day activities or ongoing expenses such as administrative salaries, utilities, office supplies, technology maintenance, etc., as well as for project costs, technology purchases, and professional development. Applicants are required to submit a written two-year organizational plan and a CDP report.

For any application related questions, please contact Commission Director Andrea Temkin at 650 380-6183 or by email: artscommission@smcgov.org