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Search for art and culture grants on Granwatch.com including grants for artists, performing arts, music, dance, visual, arts programs, local arts events, arts education and graphic arts programming.   66 Arts and Culture Grants for California.

Grants to Berkeley, California Nonprofits for Arts, Economy, Education and Environment Programs

Deadline: 03/07/16

Grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 to Berkeley, California nonprofits for neighborhood improvement projects and community service programs. Pre-applications are due December 11. There will be a community mixer for applicants on November 9. Progra... GrantWatch ID#: 162979

Grants to USA Nonprofit IHEs to Increase Career Options for Humanities PhD Students

Deadline: 02/17/16

Grants to USA nonprofit IHEs that have PhD programs in the humanities to make transformative changes to humanities programs in order to increase career opportunities for doctoral candidates. January 13 is the deadline (optional) to submit a draft f... GrantWatch ID#: 164142

Grants to USA Nonprofits, Government Agencies, IHEs for Humanities Professional Development Programs

Deadline: 02/25/16

Grants starting at $50,000 to USA and territories local, State, and tribal agencies, IHEs, and nonprofits to provide professional development summer programs in the humanities for school teachers and IHE faculty. January 25 is the recommended deadli... GrantWatch ID#: 151064

Grants to USA Jazz Ensembles to Create and Perform New Compositions

Deadline: 03/04/16

Grants of up to $19,000 to USA and territories member jazz ensembles to create, perform and record new works. The next application workshops will be held on February 9th and February 17th. The new work may be composed by the ensemble leader, a memb... GrantWatch ID#: 158960

Grants to USA Arts Nonprofits Partnering for Collaborative Projects with Non-Arts Organizations

Deadline: 03/24/16
LOI Date: 03/03/16

Grants starting at $20,000 to USA local, State, tribal, IHEs, and nonprofit arts organizations partnering with a non-arts organization for projects showing the importance of the arts to US creativity. On January 27 a pre-propsal conference will be h... GrantWatch ID#: 167581

Grants to USA Nonprofits and Agencies to Promote Use of Digital Technology by Humanities Scholars

Deadline: 03/15/16

Grants starting at $50,000 to USA nonprofits and local, State, and tribal agencies to train humanities scholars and advanced graduate students in the digital humanities. It is recommended that applicants submit a draft proposal for review (optional)... GrantWatch ID#: 164805

Grants to Monterey County, California Ad Hoc Groups for Projects to Improve Local Communities

Deadline: 02/19/16

Grants ranging from $500 to $4,000 to Monterey County, California community and volunteer-led groups for grassroots projects and activities that improve the quality of life in their neighborhood. An information session will be held on February 3. Pr... GrantWatch ID#: 161785

In-Kind Consulting to USA Nonprofits and Schools in Multiple States for Capacity Building

Deadline: 03/01/16

In-kind consulting services valued at $45,000 to Illinois, California, New York, Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia nonprofit organizations and schools to strengthen organizational operations. An informational webinar will be held February 3. El... GrantWatch ID#: 165607

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Grants to USA Nonprofits for Arts, STEM and Literacy Projects for PreK-12 Students

Deadline: 02/15/16

Grants ranging from $500 to $3,000 to USA nonprofits, municipalities, agencies, schools and museums for projects and programs in the areas of literacy, reading and writing skills, art, music and STEM for preschool, primary and secondary school-aged ... GrantWatch ID#: 165021

Grants to USA and International Nonprofits for Nordic and American Culture Appreciation Programs

Deadline: 02/15/16

Grants of up to $5,000 to USA, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden nonprofits to promote the cultures of the Nordic countries in the United States, and American culture in the Nordic countries by encouraging programs that will enhance publ... GrantWatch ID#: 165898

Grants to California, Texas and Nebraska Nonprofits for Cultural, Educational, Social and Youth Programs

Deadline: 02/15/16

Grants starting at $1,000 to Northern California, Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, and Omaha, Nebraska nonprofits for arts, education, social, youth and other programs that encourage innovation, sustainability, and excellence. A letter of intent is due Feb... GrantWatch ID#: 166012

Grants to California Nonprofits for Education, Arts and Welfare in North San Diego County

Deadline: 02/15/16

Grants to North San Diego County, California nonprofit organizations for programs and projects that prepare individuals for full and equal participation in the economic and social mainstream, with a focus on educational opportunities. Other major gi... GrantWatch ID#: 166079

Grant to a Los Angeles, California Artist for an Art Project with Impact on Vulnerable Populations

Deadline: 02/15/16

Grant of $10,000 to a Los Angeles, California artist who is developing a unique project to highlight the needs of vulnerable, at-risk populations through social practice art. Funding is intended to engage audiences, promote participation, and foster... GrantWatch ID#: 167304

Awards to Los Angeles County, California Visual Artists to Support Work in the Contemporary Visual Arts

Deadline: 02/15/16

Awards of $10,000 to Los Angeles County, California individual artists and collaboratives working in all visual media and at any stage in their career. Artists are chosen by a panel of prominent curators based on the merit of their work. The award i... GrantWatch ID#: 167829

Grants to California Nonprofits for Civic and Service Programs in Los Altos and Surrounding Areas

Deadline: 02/16/16

Grants generally ranging from $500 to $10,000 to California nonprofits that directly serve the residents of Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, and the surrounding communities. Funding will be provided for events, programs, projects, and activities that: ... GrantWatch ID#: 162924

Grants to USA Arts Organizations to Strengthen Local Communities through the Arts

Deadline: 03/02/16
LOI Date: 02/16/16

Grants to USA arts organizations for projects that help build stronger, healthier communities throughout the nation. Applicants must register online no later than February 16. Projects should focus on a neighborhood or other geographic community in ... GrantWatch ID#: 167688

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Grants to USA Indian Tribes, Alaska Native Villages for Improved or New Library Services

Deadline: 04/01/16
Conference Date: 02/16/16

Grants starting at $10,000 to USA Indian tribes, Alaska native villages, regional corporations, and village corporations, that are current year library services grantees, to improve existing or initiate new library services. The next webinar will b... GrantWatch ID#: 165538

Award to a USA, Canada or International Team or Individual for Innovative Solutions to Critical Global Problems

Deadline: 03/01/16
LOI Date: 02/17/16

Award to a USA, Canada or International individual or team for the development and implementation of an innovative solution to a critical problem in the world. Apply by February 17 for a discounted application fee. Proposals are accepted from scient... GrantWatch ID#: 152727

Grants to USA Nonprofits and Agencies for Humanities Projects Using Digital Technology

Deadline: 02/17/16

Grants to USA nonprofits and local, State, and tribal agencies for full or part-time humanities activities utilizing digital technology. Applicants are encouraged to contact program staff for assistance in preparing their proposal. Draft proposals a... GrantWatch ID#: 153586

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Grants to USA Nonprofits, Schools and Government Agencies to Enrich Communities Through the Arts

Deadline: 03/03/16
LOI Date: 02/18/16

Grants starting at $10,000 to USA nonprofit organizations, school districts, government agencies and tribal communities or tribes for arts activities that enhance communities by building connections through the arts. The first component of the appli... GrantWatch ID#: 167003

Grants to USA, Canada and International Researchers for Archeology and Natural Sciences in the Middle East

Deadline: 02/19/16

Grants ranging from £450 to £2,000 to USA, Canada and International individuals sponsored by a research institution for travel in and research of the Levant region in the Middle East. Projects may address archaeology and history, manners and custo... GrantWatch ID#: 166944

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Grants to USA IHEs, Agencies, Nonprofits for History Workshops for K-12 Teachers

Deadline: 02/25/16

Grants to USA local, State, and tribal agencies, IHEs, and nonprofits for summer workshops for K-12 teachers related to USA history and culture. December 15 is the optional deadline to submit a preliminary draft and January 25 is the optional deadli... GrantWatch ID#: 153587

Grants to USA, Canada and International Nonprofits for Presentation of Architectural Projects

Deadline: 02/25/16

Grants of up to $30,000 to USA, Canada and International nonprofits for architecture production and presentation-related expenses. Funding is intended for innovative, thought-provoking investigations in architecture, architectural history, theory, a... GrantWatch ID#: 159991

Grants to USA Indian Tribes for Current Library Services and Professional Staff Development

Deadline: 04/01/16
Conference Date: 02/25/16

Grants of up to $7,000 to USA Indian tribes, Alaska native villages, regional corporations, and village corporations to maintain library services, for staff professional development, or consultants for library assessments. On February 25 a webinar w... GrantWatch ID#: 165537

Grants to USA Nonprofits for High-Impact Dance, Jazz, Presenting Arts and Theater Projects

Deadline: 02/26/16

Grants starting at $60,000 to USA nonprofit organizations and consortia to support key national projects in the professional nonprofit, dance, jazz, presenting or theater fields. National projects engage a broad national constituency, occur once (o... GrantWatch ID#: 160953

Grants to Northern California Nonprofits for Arts, Education, Youth, Elderly and Environment

Deadline: 02/26/16

Grants ranging from $3,000 to $7,500 to Northern California nonprofit organizations and government agencies to benefit residents in the following Counties: Sacramento, Yolo, Yuba, Sutter, Colusa, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, San Joaquin, Amador, Calav... GrantWatch ID#: 166697

Grants to USA Nonprofits in Multiple States and Guam for Education, Economic and Cultural Programs

Deadline: 02/28/16

Grants averaging from $1,000 to $5,000 to USA nonprofits in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, N... GrantWatch ID#: 165068

Grants to USA Nonprofits for the Preservation, Promotion and Advancement of American Indians

Deadline: 02/28/16

Grants to USA nonprofits that support the self-sufficiency and culture of American Indians in the United States. Eligible proposals promote American Indian business, facilitate education, and preserve their culture. Funding will be provided for spec... GrantWatch ID#: 166410

Award to a USA, Canada or International Individual or Group for Contributions to Community Building

Deadline: 02/28/16

Award to a USA, Canada or International individual or group of individuals to recognize a body of work, or work on behalf of an institution, that has made a distinguished contribution to community building and signifies a commitment to a built envir... GrantWatch ID#: 167338

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Museums to Promote Cross-Cultural Understanding

Deadline: 04/15/16
LOI Date: 02/29/16

Grants starting at $50,000 to USA, Canada, and International museums to increase cultural connections and understanding between people through collaborative projects. Profiles are due by January 4, and LOIs are due by February 29 and March 10. T... GrantWatch ID#: 163850

Grants to USA Higher Education Teachers for Professional Development in Media Disciplines

Deadline: 02/29/16

Grants ranging from $1,000 to $2,000 to USA college and university media educators for firsthand professional development experiences in media environments. The program allows teaching faculty to spend up to four weeks of the summer “interning” ... GrantWatch ID#: 165567

Grants to California Nonprofits to Improve the Lives of Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity Counties Residents

Deadline: 02/29/16

Grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 to California nonprofit organizations that benefit residents of Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity Counties. The goal of these grants is to support organizations of all sizes that work to strengthen local communiti... GrantWatch ID#: 165629

Grants to USA Nonprofits in Multiple States for Arts, Health, Education and Human Services

Deadline: 02/29/16

Grants ranging from $1,000 to $25,000 to Texas, Michigan, Colorado, Minnesota, Illinois, Alabama, Massachusetts, Florida, North Carolina, New Jersey, California, Arizona, Oregon and Washington nonprofits for education, culture, arts, health and huma... GrantWatch ID#: 166295

Grants to Southern California Nonprofit Organizations for Program, Operating and Capital Support

Deadline: 02/29/16

Grants to Southern California nonprofit organizations for programs and activities that enhance quality of life and strengthen communities. The Foundation will consider a wide range of requests for programs, operating support, and capital support. GrantWatch ID#: 166869

Award to a USA Individual or Organization for an Outstanding Program that Promotes a Love of Literature

Deadline: 02/29/16

Award of $10,000 to a USA individual, nonprofit, museum, library or other institution that has developed an innovative method of promoting and sustaining a lifelong love of reading. The focus of this award is on expanding the audience for literature... GrantWatch ID#: 168492

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Support Artists' Endeavors and Programming in the Arts

Deadline: 03/01/16

Grants to USA nonprofit arts organizations for activities that support artists. Awards are made for scholarly exhibitions at museums, curatorial research, visual arts programming at artist-centered organizations, artist residencies and commissions, ... GrantWatch ID#: 160610

Residencies for USA, Canada and International Individuals for Artistic Development in Wyoming

Deadline: 03/01/16

A residency for USA, Canada and International individuals working in all artistic disciplines to develop their art form in a comfortable and productive environment. Selected residents will be provided with living accommodations, individual work spac... GrantWatch ID#: 160778

Grants to USA, Canada and International Nonprofits for Education, Social Service, Healthcare and Environment

Deadline: 03/01/16

Grants typically ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 to USA, Canada and International nonprofit organizations for programs in the areas of education, social service, healthcare, civic and cultural, and the environment. Funding is intended to provide solu... GrantWatch ID#: 162788

Grants to Monterey County, California Nonprofits for Human Services, Animal Welfare, Environment and the Arts

Deadline: 03/01/16

Grants typically starting from $5,000 to Monterey County, California nonprofits for programs in the areas of children, youth, families, health, senior citizens, animal welfare, environment, agricultural education, arts, and culture. Funding is avail... GrantWatch ID#: 165332

Grants to USA, Canada and International Nonprofits to Increase Public Understanding of American Art

Deadline: 05/10/16
LOI Date: 03/01/16

Grants to USA, Canada and International nonprofit organizations for exhibitions that increase the public understanding and appreciation of historical American art (circa 1500–1980) through experiencing original works of art firsthand. March 1 is t... GrantWatch ID#: 166137

Grants to USA and Canada Scholars for Native American Linguistics, History and Ethnohistory Research

Deadline: 03/01/16

Grants of up to $3,500 to USA and Canada graduate students, doctoral candidates, and postdoctoral scholars for research projects addressing Native American linguistics, ethnohistory, and the history of studies of Native Americans. Funds are intended... GrantWatch ID#: 167095

Grants to USA Teachers in Multiple States for Projects and Materials to Improve Student Learning

Deadline: 03/01/16

Grants of up to $500 to USA full-time educators in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi,... GrantWatch ID#: 167498

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Grants to USA, Canada and International Orchestra and Chamber Groups to Commission a Musical Work

Deadline: 03/01/16

Grants ranging from $12,500 to $20,000 to USA, Canada and International contemporary orchestras or chamber groups to commission a composer. Up to $17,500 will be provided for chamber groups, and up to $20,000 for symphonic works. Organizations commi... GrantWatch ID#: 167722

Grants to San Francisco Area, California Schools and Organizations for Arts Programs for Low-Income Students

Deadline: 03/03/16

Grants typically ranging from $1,000 to $50,000 to San Francisco Bay Area, California schools and organizations for programs that provide arts opportunities for low-income and underserved youth. Requests are considered from the Counties of Alameda, ... GrantWatch ID#: 166661

Grants to USA, Canada and International Student Photographers for Works to Promote World Peace

Deadline: 03/03/16

Grants and scholarships of up to $22,500 to USA, Canada and International college and graduate level student photographers to produce a body of work that promotes world peace and cultural understanding. The Foundation seeks to support students whose... GrantWatch ID#: 167604

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Grants to California Nonprofits for Charitable and Cultural Projects in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties

Deadline: 03/07/16

Grants ranging from $500 to $5,000 to California nonprofit organizations for a wide range of projects that serve a charitable or cultural purpose in the San Ramon Valley region of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. Preference will be given to propos... GrantWatch ID#: 164570

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Grants to USA and Canada Nonprofits and Schools for Art, Academic and Environmental Education

Deadline: 03/10/16

Grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 to USA and Canada nonprofit organizations, libraries and public and private schools for programs to enrich K-12 education. Funding is intended for academic programs (including tutoring), arts education programs, ... GrantWatch ID#: 167769

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Grants to USA, Canada and International Nonprofits to Promote the Scholarly Analysis of American Art

Deadline: 06/15/16
LOI Date: 03/15/16

Grants to USA, Canada and International nonprofit organizations for projects that encourage international scholarship related to American art topics. LOIs are due by March 15. Funds will also support scholarly projects with focused theses that furth... GrantWatch ID#: 166917

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Awards to Canada, USA and International Publishers for Exceptional Books by Canadian Authors

Deadline: 03/15/16

Awards of up to $25,000 to Canada, USA, and International publishers who have published English and French language books that have been written, translated, or illustrated by Canadian citizens or permanent residents (who do not have to be living in... GrantWatch ID#: 168161

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Grants to California Arts Nonprofits and Agencies for Creative Placemaking Activities

Deadline: 03/30/16

Grants of $2,500 to California nonprofit arts organizations, local arts agencies, and government agencies with at least three years of arts programming to plan arts activities that help revitalize the community. Funding will be provided for collabor... GrantWatch ID#: 151907

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