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CA$H Dance Grant Program

Grants to California Organizations and
Artists to Create and Present Arts Activities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Deadline Date:

04/07/21 11:59 PM


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Grants of $3,500 to California organizations and artists to create and present arts activities in eligible regions.
Applicants must submit an intent to apply prior to completing the final application. Funding is intended to support creative endeavors that showcase community diversity. This opportunity is open to applicants who reside and create work in the Bay Area, which includes San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Monterey, Marin, Napa, Sonoma, and Solano Counties.

The CA$H Dance grant can be used for a project, to support your artistic process generally, or to support you as an artist/organization. This is often referred to as general operating support.

Creative activity can include but is not limited to research, developing ideas that might lead to performance, or steps taken to develop and present educational activity.

Staff will review each application based on the following criteria: 

  • The strength of the artistic potential and/or history (as demonstrated in the Project Narrative, Artistic History, Work Sample)
  • The artist or dance organization is able to describe what they are interested in doing during the six month grant period -- note: this grant does not require an artist or dance organization to create something new. Each applicant will describe what they are interested in thinking about, working on, doing during the grant period. (as demonstrated in the Project Narrative)
  • Supporting a range of artists and dance organizations that represent the many diversities of the San Francisco Bay Area dance community (race, ethnicity, genre, age, gender, orientation, ability, experience, location). 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 188056

Estimated Size of Grant:

$3,500 for artists and $3,500 for organizations.

Term of Contract:

Grant Period: July 1 - Dec 31, 2021

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

CA$H Dance accepts applications from dance Artists and dance Organizations residing and making work in the Bay Area.

CA$H does not require applicants to be fiscally sponsored or have nonprofit status.

Dance Artists must be at least 18 years old. Artists must be able to document in the application at least one work that was presented publicly (this can include online events open to the public) in the Bay Area in the past two years. An application can be submitted by an individual artist working with collaborators; these details will be included in the “Project Narrative” and “Artistic History” sections.

Dance Organizations must be able to document at least a two-year history in the Bay Area, with a minimum of two works that were presented publicly (including online events available for the public) in separate years in the Bay Area. Dance ORGANIZATIONS must have an operational and project budget under $75,000.

No applications from full-time students.

Pre-Application Information:

Spring 2021 application steps
1) Complete the Intent to Apply form to confirm your eligibility and provide your demographic information.
2) Once your eligibility is confirmed by staff, you will receive a link to the application by email.
3) Complete and submit the application by Wed, April 7, 2021

Notification of Awards: By June 1, 2021

If submitting online is a hardship, please contact Dancers’ Group staff to discuss alternatives.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online application:


Phone: 415-920-9181

44 Gough St. Suite 201
San Francisco, CA 94103

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California: The Bay Area - San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Monterey, Marin, Napa, Sonoma, and Solano Counties

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