Alameda County offers $2k grants to artists

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(ALAMEDA COUNTY, Calif.) Alameda County helps support various local artists through the ARTSFUND Grant Program.

The Alameda County Arts Commission is now accepting applications for ARTSFUND Grants until Feb. 8. The grants support all types of programs such as dance, music, theater, visual arts, literature, poetry, media arts and many other art forms.

The standard grant awards are between $1,000 and $2,500.

Overall, the Alameda County Arts Commission provides financial support to nonprofit arts organizations supporting all forms of art. The goal of the Grants Program is to promote the development of Alameda County as a center for all art forms, increase the offerings of high-quality arts programs for county residents, advance arts organizations of all sizes and much more.

The Grants Program does feature a number of application workshops for residents struggling with applying. There are three free webinars that all feature the same content and help interested parties apply for the grants. The last of the three workshops is on Thurs. Jan. 6 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. It is free to RSVP for the webinar.

Click here to join the Zoom webinar. To review past grant recipients dating back to 2007, click here.

The application deadline for the Grants Program is Tue. Feb. 8 at 5 p.m.

To review the guidelines, click here. To submit an application, click here

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