Summer Arts Youth Program Grants

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

 

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 2018 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. 

In 2018, 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

 

2018 APPLICATION MATERIALS

 2018 SAYPG GUIDELINES

 2018 APPLICATION HELP TOOL – NONPROFIT ARTS ORGANIZATIONS

 2018 APPLICATION HELP TOOL – APPLICANTS USING A FISCAL SPONSOR

 SAYPG FISCAL SPONSOR FORM

 

IMPORTANT DATES & DEADLINE

The 2018 application deadline has passed. 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

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

 

CURRENT YEAR GRANTEES

 2018 SAYPG Grantees

6th St Playhouse – School of Drama

Art Escape – Art Camp

California Indian Museum and Cultural Center – Media Arts Summer Camp

Cazadero Performing Arts Camp – Camp Scholarships

Cinnabar Theater – Show Summer Camp

Healdsburg Center for the Arts – Summer Art Camp

The Imaginists – Summer Internship Program

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts – Summer Arts Sessions for Youth

Main Stage West – Summer Drama Camp

Museums of Sonoma County – Youth+Arts Summer Program

Santa Rosa Symphony – Summer Music Academy

Sebastiani Theatre – Performing Arts Camp

Sebastopol Center for the Arts – Summer Arts Camp

Sonoma Conservatory of Dance – Summer Dance Camp

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art – Summer Studios Art Camp

Windsor Performing Arts Academy – Summer Musical Camp

 

PRIOR YEAR GRANTEES 

 2017 SAYPG Grantees

 2016 SAYGP Grantees

 2015 SAYPG Grantees