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2019 Community Arts Grants Recipients

The City of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts Office has awarded 26 Community Arts Grants totaling $77,000, for 2019.

“Cultural Arts Manager Richard Schultz commented, “We assembled three diverse panels of community members who reviewed the applications. As the final step, the Arts Commission approved the funding requests. All of us who were involved in the application process were equally impressed by the array of arts activities seeking support in 2019.”

At a Glance

  • The grants are awarded to nonprofit organizations, schools and school-related organizations for visual, media, literary and performing arts projects taking place in Carlsbad.
  • The grants program supports projects and activities in all artistic disciplines that provide quality arts and cultural programming to Carlsbad residents and visitors. Their purpose is to:
    • Reinforce the artistic and cultural opportunities and experiences for residents
    • Provide arts education opportunities for all ages
    • Encourage new arts programs and emerging organizations in Carlsbad
    • Support arts and cultural organizations and promote Carlsbad as a vibrant, creative community destination for visitors throughout the world
  • The following groups and organizations are receiving grants in 2019. Some organizations may have received more than one grant.
    • Aviara Oaks Middle School Band Boosters
    • Carlsbad Education Foundation
    • Carlsbad High School Bands
    • Carlsbad High School Film Academy Booster Club
    • Carlsbad High School Musical Production
    • Carlsbad High School Choral Boosters
    • Carlsbad Music Festival
    • Carlsbad Oceanside Art League
    • Friends of Hope School
    • Intrepid Shakespeare Company
    • La Costa Canyon High School Musical Theater
    • La Costa Heights Elementary PTA
    • La Costa Meadows Elementary School
    • Melissa Collins-Porter
    • Museum of Making Music
    • New Village Arts
    • North County Arts Network
    • PGK Project
    • Playwrights Projects
    • Sage Creek High School Dance Department
    • Sage Creek High School Drama Department
    • Sage Creek High School Music Department
    • Sage Creek High School Visual Arts Department
    • San Diego Dance Theater
    • Young Audiences of San Diego

More Information

  • Grants are awarded in three classifications: Arts Organizations, Educational Institutions and Affiliated Groups and Special Opportunity.
  • Arts Organizations may apply in two categories: Arts Projects and Capacity Building. There is a funding limit of $7,500 for Arts Projects and $5,000 for Capacity Building.
  • There is no limit to the number of applications schools can submit, but all awards have a funding limit of $2,500.
  • The Special Opportunity grant category accepts applications throughout the year for schools and organizations with a funding limit of $3,000.

Even More Information

For more information, about the Community Arts Grants program visit www.carlsbadca.gov/arts. For questions, contact Megan Gilby at 760-602-2081 or megan.gilby@carlsbadca.gov.

January 17, 2019