California Relief Fund for Artists & Cultural Practitioners

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California Relief Fund for Artists & Cultural Practitioners


The Center for Cultural Innovation, partnering as an Administering Organization for the California Arts Council, announced today the opening of the California Relief Fund for Artists and Cultural Practitioners.

The individual relief grant program supports artists and cultural practitioners statewide who have been economically impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

A total of $920,000 of the Council’s state grant funds have been allocated to the program, which will offer unrestricted $1,000 grants for individual artists and cultural practitioners statewide.


Who can apply?
Artists or cultural practitioners who are current, full-time residents of the state of California are eligible to apply.

Applicants must not be eligible for or currently receiving California state unemployment insurance (UI) benefits.*

*Applicants receiving CARES benefits through the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance [PUA] program ARE eligible for funding.

Applications will be accepted until August 18, 2020 at 3 pm PDT.