COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA ARTS making impact GRANTS
The Arts Making Impact (AMI)- formerly Community Arts Enrichment- grant program is a partnership between the County Arts Commission and Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation; it is intended to support artists and arts and culture organizations by funding projects and a variety of activities that enrich the lives of residents in communities throughout Santa Barbara County. A total of $50,000 is available each cycle. Grant Requests Range: $500 to $5,000
LEVERAGE COMMUNITY RESOURCES
AMI projects may support new or innovative projects and joint/collaborative efforts that leverage community resources, additional funding, and community support.
INCREASE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
AMI projects may be used to increase community engagement and provide greater and more diverse participation in the arts, and integrate the arts into learning environments for children and young adults.
ELIMINATE BARRIERS TO CULTURAL ACTIVITIES
Grant proposals that build beneficial partnerships and collaborations to help eliminate current barriers to cultural activities— such as access to transportation, materials, artists, music, and art instruction to rural youth and under-served communities are encouraged.
Guidelines and Application Available
Grant workshops are free, but require registration. Please click here to register.
Hannah Rubalcava, Grants & Contracts Manager