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Grants Program
Through the Office of Cultural Affairs, the City of San Jose offers programs of financial support to ensure a rich variety of arts and cultural opportunities for the community.

Core Cultural Funding Portfolio

The City’s core Cultural Funding Portfolio consists of three annual grants programs that are awarded through a competitive application process:

Guidelines for the upcoming FY 2019-20 Funding Cycle are now available on each grant program page (in Resources section on left side). 


Pre-Application Workshops for FY 2019-2020 Grant Application Cycle
  • Festival, Parade and Celebration Grants (two identical workshops)
    • Wednesday, November 28, 2018             Noon - 1:00 p.m.  Room T-1254
    • Thursday, December 6, 2018                     5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.                 Room T-1254 

  • Operating Grants (two identical workshops)
    • Tuesday, December 4, 2018                1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.                    Room T-1254 
    • Wednesday, December 12, 2018                  10:00 a.m. - noon                     Room T-1254 

  • take pART Grants (two identical workshops)
    • Tuesday, December 4, 2018             5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.                     Room T-1446
    • Tuesday, December 11, 2018                      noon -1:00 p.m.  Room T-1446 


Application Deadlines for the FY 2019-2020 Grant Application Cycle


General Timeline of Annual Grant Application Cycle (May be subject to change)
 Description  Dates 
  •  Guidelines and applications release in Webgrants
  •  Pre-Application Workshop
 November / December
  •  Application Deadlines
 January / February 
  •  Applications reviewed by Grant Panels 
 March / April 
  •  Recommendations reviewed by Arts Commission
  •  Recommendations reviewed by City Council Action 
 May / June 
  •  Contracts issued for awarded grants 
 July 


Funding Opportunities for Professional Development, Artists, Arts Organizations, and Arts-Rooted Businesses