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.

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
IMPORTANT DATES

Local Arts Grants: All Categories

  • Application Available: February 23, 2018 
  • Application Due: April 13, 2018 
  • Grant Award Notification: June 22, 2018 
  • Grant Information Workshop: March 19, 10:30 am San Mateo Library

(Organizations may apply in ONLY ONE category)

LOCAL ARTS GRANTS: PROJECT/PROGRAM SUPPORT

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

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.

TO APPLY

For first-time applicants: Create an account at   http://bit.ly/2cFXVa7

For past or renewing applicants: Login at http://bit.ly/2d0XCK9

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

 

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.

IMPORTANT DATES
  • Application Available: February 23, 2018
  • Application Due:  March 9, 2018
  • Grant Award Notification: March 19, 2018
  • Projects to take place between April 1 and August 31, 2018
To Apply

For first-time applicants: Create an account at   http://bit.ly/2cFXVa7

For past or renewing applicants: Login at http://bit.ly/2d0XCK9

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