Now Accepting Applications: 2023 CAC Individual Artist Fellowship Program
NOW OPEN: 2023 California Arts Council Individual Artists Fellowship Program for Region 3 – Central California
Supporting individual artistic practice through unrestricted funding and state-wide recognition
This year’s California Arts Council (CAC) Individual Artist Fellowship (IAF) Program for Region 3 – Central California is now accepting applications through Friday, May 5. The Central California Region grant program is open to artists living in 17 counties across central California: Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Stanislaus, Tulare, and Ventura.
Inyo Council for the Arts is partnering with other county arts agencies to ensure that artists across the region have access to this opportunity. For more information about Inyo Council for the Arts, visit our website here.
IAF Program grants support individual artistic practice through unrestricted funding and state-wide recognition to artists at key moments in their careers, elevating their capacity for continued contribution to the field and our state. This program is intended to support a broad spectrum of artists working in all disciplines, from diverse geographies and communities of all sizes across California.
The 17 counties in Central California have been divided into 3 micro-regions, each with a Lead Agency who will administer an application and review process for that micro-region, in order to assist with hyperlocal panelist representation and hyperlocal support to individual artists through the application and award process.
The micro-regions and their respective lead organizations include:
Kern, Santa Barbara, Ventura, San Luis Obispo
Lead Agency: Santa Barbara County Office of Arts and Culture
Fresno, Inyo, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Stanislaus, Tulare
Lead Agency: Fresno Arts Council
Monterey, San Benito, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz
Lead Agency: San Benito County Arts Council
Eligible applicants will:
- Be 18 years of age or older at the time of application submission.
- Have, at minimum, a two-year history of artistic practice in California.
- Reside in one of the following central California counties: Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Stanislaus, Tulare, Ventura. Eligibility will be determined by your mailing address.
PLEASE NOTE: Recipients of the 2021 CAC Individual Artist Fellowship are not eligible to apply. Links to application forms and application support is available on the SVCREATES’ website on Friday, March 10. Applications will be due Friday, May 5. Award notifications will be made by August 2023.
(From Inyo Council for the Arts)