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Courtesy of the San Benito County Arts Council:
The San Benito County Arts Council invites local artists, art groups, art and cultural organizations, and teachers to apply for quick and easy mini-grants up to $2,500.
The goal of the Arts Council’s Arts Express! Grant Program is to support cultural and artistic growth, foster arts accessibility and equity, and promote cultural diversity in San Benito County.
There are three grant categories for 2020’s Arts Express! Grant Program:
Capacity Building Grants (applicants may apply up to $2,500) are designed to support general operations and organizational capacity for arts-based 501c3 nonprofits based in San Benito County.
Project-based Grants (applicants may apply up to $2,500) are designed to support new and ongoing arts and cultural projects and programs by arts- and community-based organizations (501©3 nonprofits), cultural groups and individual artists.
NEW! Teacher Grants (applicants may apply up to $250) are designed to support local classroom teachers with arts funding for school-based art projects and programs (i.e. art supplies, arts curriculum, musical instruments, arts-based field trips, etc.)
Grant requirements include that applicants must be based in San Benito County. Proposed projects must be for the benefit of San Benito County residents. Project activities shall reflect artistic practices and traditions in the visual and performing arts (i.e. music, dance, theater, fine art, traditional arts, etc.), as well as demonstrate quality, originality and creativity through artistic production. All projects shall promote cultural awareness, diversity and inclusion. Applicants may request funding for the creation of new work; exhibitions & presenting; arts in education programs and supplies; outreach or to support organizational capacity.
The application deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7.
For more information, attend the Arts Express! Workshop on Friday, Jan. 124th at 5:30 PM at the ARTspace ANNEX, 217 Fifth St., Hollister. To apply online visit sanbenitoarts.org. To request an application packet, please contact the Arts Council at 831.636.2787 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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