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Amador Arts Grants

Book a meeting for individualized help with Executive Director, Meghan Joy O’Keefe.

Amador Arts offers free application assistance and fiscal sponsorship to artists, creatives, arts + cultural organizations, cultural practitioners, and artist collectives serving the greater Amador County region.

Amador Arts Grants were established in 2010 to provide essential funds for creatives throughout Amador County, especially those living in or serving the bottom quartile of the Healthy Places Index.

Let us help you today! (209)256-8166,

California Arts Council

The California Arts Council, mission is to strengthen arts, culture, and creative expression as the tools to cultivate a better California for all. Supporting local arts infrastructure and activities statewide through grants, programs, and services. Grants open now.

Impact Project Grant

Creative Youth Development Grant

Arts Integration Training Grant

Arts Education Exposure Grant

Organization Operating Relief Grant

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

The NEA awards grants to nonprofit organizations, creative writers and translators, state arts agencies, and regional arts organizations in support of arts projects across the country.

NEA Grant Opportunities

Amador Arts Grants

For over a decade, Amador County Arts Council has been making grants to support local artists, cultural practitioners, arts organizations, and teaching artists throughout our community. Our grant advances creative freedom for the most historically disinvested members of our rural community, especially those living and working in the bottom quartile of the Healthy Places Index map.

2024 applications open in July.

Amador Art Scholarships

Grants from Amador Arts fund broad arts + cultural engagement for rural communities.

Grant recipients are working to unite our rural community through arts + cultural engagement.

Eligible Applicants include:

  • Youth
  • College Students
  • Teaching Artists
  • Cultural Practitioners
  • Organizations
  • Individual Artists & Collectives

Funding Priorities:

  • Arts Education (supplies, teachers, workshops, and travel)
  • First Peoples
  • Cross-cultural Exchange
  • Disability
  • Public Art
  • Environmental Protection
  • Justice-Impacted
  • Housing Insecure
  • Research


The first step to your application is to register on the Amador Arts Directory.

Applications are blind-reviewed by the Amador Arts Advisory Council.



WESTAF assists state arts agencies, arts organizations, and artists in their quest to serve diverse audiences, enrich the lives of local communities, and provide access to arts and arts education for all. Through arts funding, technology, and services for the arts, WESTAF provides tools and resources for independent artists and arts organizations to build audiences, participate in the creative economy, and shape cultural policy.


The Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design

Committed to supporting rural America, the Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design (CIRD) helps communities convert their own good ideas into reality.

Request for Applications (RFA) to the CIRD. Rural and tribal communities are invited to submit applications to receive design support and technical assistance to host an on-site Local Design Workshop or participate in the Design Learning Cohort. RFA, Eligibility Details, and More.

CIRD program will accept new applications in Spring 2025.

Center for Cultural Innovation

Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI) supports individuals in the arts—artists, culture bearers, and creative entrepreneurs—to realize greater self-determination so as to unfetter their productivity, free expression, and social impact, which contributes to shaping our collective national identity in ways that reflect the diversity of society.

CCI  About Funding

The Quick Grant

  • This program provides reimbursement funds to California artists, creatives, cultural practitioners, cultural producers, and San Francisco/San Jose nonprofit arts administrators, for professional development activities. Apply by the 15th of each month.

California Association of Museums

California Association of Museums (CAM) vision is “Stronger Museums for a Stronger California” and to expand their collective impact CAM supports the success of California museums and their communities through many programs and services like funding sources.

CAM Funding Opportunities

Creative Work Fund

The Creative Work Fund invites artists and nonprofit organizations to create new art works through collaborations. It celebrates the role of artists as problem solvers and the making of art as a profound contribution to intellectual inquiry and to the strengthening of communities.  Artists are encouraged to collaborate with nonprofit organizations of all kinds.

Apply for the Creative Work Fund


California Humanities

California Humanities, a nonprofit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities, promotes the humanities – focused on ideas, conversation and learning – as relevant, meaningful ways to understand the human condition and connect us to each other in order to help strengthen California.

Check out California Humanities Grants and Program Opportunities

Native Arts & Culture Foundation - LIFT Program

Native Arts & Culture Foundation – LIFT Program
The LIFT – Early Career Support for Native Artists program will provide critical support to early career Native artists with one-year awards to develop and realize new projects. The program encourages artists to uplift communities, advance positive social change, point courageously toward environmental sustainability, and foster communal meaning making. 

LIFT: Early Career Support for Native Artists – Program Eligibility, Application Process, Criteria, & FAQ

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