Summer Arts Youth Program Grants

SPECIAL NOTE: The County of Sonoma FY19-20 budget will not be approved until mid-June. Although applicants may begin the online application that opens on May 20, 2019 for the Summer Arts Youth Program Grants (for projects occurring between July 1 – September 15, 2019), the program remains TENTATIVE until the budget is adopted. 

 

DESCRIPTION

The County of Sonoma has established a fund to support summer arts programs for youth across the County, to be administered by Creative Sonoma. Summer Arts Youth Program Grants (SAYPG) are designed to support our creative organizations who are fostering creativity in our local youth while giving them opportunities to maintain learning while school is out of session, as well as providing opportunities to attend high quality cultural arts summer programs.

 
GOALS

  • Support opportunities for youth to experience the arts in places convenient to their homes, schools and community centers
  • Elevate the level of support to creative organizations and individuals dedicated to fostering creativity and providing arts training programs for youth
  • Maintain learning opportunities when school is out of session
  • Support projects that address children whose ability to participate in such programs may be limited by geography, economics or disability
  • Fund student participation across the geographic regions of the County

 

IMPORTANT DATES & DEADLINE*

May 15, 2019  Information Session (RSVP)

May 20, 2019  Online Application Open

June 21, 2019  Application Deadline 12:00 noon PT*

Early-Mid July 2019  Awards Announced*

*Whether or not this program proceeds depends on County of Sonoma 2019-2020 budget approval, which will not be announced until mid-June. As such, the deadline and awards announcement are currently tentative. Since the time between the budget announcement and the deadline is compressed, potential applicants are encouraged to prepare their applications and materials to upload in advance for submission. 

 

ELIGIBILITY

SAYPG recipients must produce a minimum of 20 hours of arts/creative programming, for students ranging in age from 6 (or entering first grade) to 18. The 2019 SAYPG Guidelines contain detailed and extended eligibility descriptions and exemptions. To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • Be legally incorporated in the state of California as an arts-focused nonprofit and headquartered in Sonoma County, or having a participating Fiscal Sponsor
  • Be the program “owner/presenter” directly responsible for managing, overseeing and implementing ALL administrative aspects of the proposed program
  • Offer arts/creativity programming as the primary focus (51% or more) of the organization’s activities

 

HOW TO APPLY

All applications are made via Creative Sonoma’s online Submittable account. No paper-based applications will be accepted. 

There are two separate applications – please choose the appropriate Submittable form and Application Help Tool (contains all the application questions and instructions; download below) for one of the following:

  • Nonprofit Arts Organizations
  • Applicants Using a Fiscal Sponsor

 

2019 APPLICATION MATERIALS

 2019 SAYPG GUIDELINES (coming soon)

 2019 APPLICATION HELP TOOL – NONPROFIT ARTS ORGANIZATIONS (coming soon)

 2019 APPLICATION HELP TOOL – APPLICANTS USING A FISCAL SPONSOR (coming soon)

 SAYPG FISCAL SPONSOR FORM

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Email CreativeSonoma@sonoma-county.org if you have questions about this grant program. 

 

CURRENT YEAR GRANTEES

2019 SAYPG Grantees (to be announced in July 2019)

 
PRIOR YEAR GRANTEES 

 2018 SAYPG Grantees

 2017 SAYPG Grantees

 2016 SAYGP Grantees

 2015 SAYPG Grantees