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; get started by clicking on the “Click here to SUBMIT” button below. No paper-based applications will be accepted. 

This year, 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

submit

 
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

 

2018 DATES (DEPENDENT ON AVAILABILITY OF FUNDING, TO BE DETERMINED IN EARLY JUNE)

May 8, 2018: Online Application Entry Opens in Submittable

May 15, 2018: Q&A Info Session (register HERE)

June 22, 2018:  Application Deadline

Early July 2018:  Awards Announced

July 1, 2018 – September 15, 2018:  Funding period

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

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

 

2017 GRANTEES

6th Street Playhouse: providing young theatre students a nurturing and challenging atmosphere where they have an opportunity to learn, grow, and express themselves through the craft of theatre and performance

Art Escape: conducting Art of Mexico Camp, for kids, and Art of Character Design Camp, for teens, and will culminate in an art show

Cinnabar Arts Corporation: a Young Repertory Summer Camp providing youth with the opportunity to explore their creativity through musical theater, with each camp culminating in live performances of a Broadway musical 

Healdsburg Center for the Arts: the Summer Art Camp program will provide scholarships for youth for art classes such as “Design a Game Cardboard Arcade”, “Exploring Acrylics”, and “Book Making”

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts: Summer Arts Sessions for Youth allow young people to positively connect with peers, family, schools, and their cultural heritage during summer camps held at their neighborhood school

Main Stage West: MSW’s 2017 Summer Drama Camp is a recurring youth education program, and this year students will compare and contrast various villains in Shakespeare’s plays, Greek mythology, and contemporary classic comics

Petaluma Arts Council: a Summer Arts Camp for Kids & Teens where students learn hands-on art techniques including jewelry-making, ceramics, printmaking, water color, chalk drawing, cartooning, Manga and Pokeman, basic drawing, knitting, and gourd craft

Santa Rosa Symphony: the Summer Music Academy brings together young musicians of every skill level for three weeks of immersive instrument and performance training with accomplished professional musicians

Sebastopol Center for the Arts: the Summer Art Camp provides 6 weeks of full-day art enrichment including visual arts, functional arts, poetry, performing arts, and more

Sonoma Conservatory of Dance: the 13th Annual Summer Dance Workshop is a five-week experience grounded in the joy of movement and creative expression, and is designed for those just discovering dance as well as intermediate and advanced students 

Artstart: apprentices from the 2017 Artstart Apprenticeship Program will paint a 12′ x 30′ mural depicting life-affirming faces of residents of the Palms Inn, a motel recently re-purposed to house approximately 100 homeless people

The Imaginists: summer apprentices take a devising/writing workshop and rehearse and perform in the annual free, bilingual, bicycle-powered tour, EL SHOW EL ARTE ES MEDICINA/THE ART IS MEDICINE SHOW with Imaginists company members

2016 GRANTEES

Alexander Valley Film Society:  Junior Film Society Documentary Workshop, followed by work on a documentary film in concert with the Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce

Art Escape:  Friday Night Teen Drop-In – 7 weekly art-making sessions for teenagers during summer break, culminating in an exhiibtion and a community art project.

Artstart:  Employ youth apprentices during summer public art program, and develop two community-driven public art installations in South Santa Rosa.

Children’s Museum of Sonoma County:  Summer Wonder Camps, to ignite and engage children in creative expression of all kinds.

Cinnabar Theater:  Young Repertory Summer Camp, performing arts camp youth ages 6-18 in two sessions, culminating in performances.

Healdsburg Center for the Arts:  Three youth arts education projects, to include mosaic instruction and a permanent installation at Foss Creek Community Center, mask making to explore folk folk art themes and techniques, and cardboard 3D sculptural space vehicles camp.

The Imaginists:  Paid summer apprentices, to receive theater training, rehearse, and perform alongside professional theater artists as part of the summer bilingual tour.

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts:  Mariachi Camps, to take place in both Roseland and Cloverdale, and One City Arts, a three-week visual arts program held in Roseland.

Petaluma Arts Center:  Summer Arts Camp for Kids & Teens, to encompass nine weeks of day camps and workshops, Visual Thinking Strategy tours of exhibitions, culminating in student exhibit.

Roustabout Theater:  Master Classes-Super Series! – to support youth scholarships to master classes presented by four world-class teachers in musical, pop and American songbook performances and acting.

Santa Rosa Symphony:  Summer Music Academy, a three-week instrument training camp for 180 students.

Sebastopol Center for the Arts:  Summer Art Camp for Kids, to provide quality art experiences at affordable prices for four full weeks.

Sonoma Community Center:  Clay Day Camp & Community Table, to expose students to traditions of clay while investigating the role of modern technology in handcrafted objects.

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art:  Young Artist & Writers Workshop, in conjunction their summer exhibit on “Surf Craft” – youth will craft model surfboards and explore ocean adventure literature.

2015 GRANTEES

6th Street Playhouse: Summer youth theatre camps for youth and teens, culminating in performances. 

Art Escape:  Summer arts camps, nine week-long camps exploring a variety of mediums. 

Artstart:  “My Story/Our Story” mural, developed and created in a week-long workshop for teens, was installed on the Newhall Bike Path. 

H-Town Youth Theatre:  Summer youth theatre camps for youth and teens, culminating in performances. 

Jackie Hallerberg / California Poets in the Schools:  Five Sonoma County elementary schools hosted Lunch Bunch Poetry Programs.

Healdsburg Center for the Arts:  Five-week photography and creative writing programs for youth.

The Imaginists:  Paid summer apprentices, to receive theater training, rehearse, and perform alongside professional theater artists as part of the summer bilingual tour.

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts:  Mariachi Camps and One City Arts, youth programs held in Roseland.

Petaluma Arts Center:  Summer Arts Camp for Kids & Teens, to encompass nine weeks of day camps and workshops, Visual Thinking Strategy tours of exhibitions, culminating in student exhibit.

Santa Rosa Symphony:  Summer Music Academy, a three-week instrument training camp for 180 students.

Sebastopol Center for the Arts:  Summer Art Camp for Kids, to provide quality art experiences at affordable prices for four full weeks.

Transcendence Theatre Company:  Summer youth theatre camp for youth and teens, culminating in performance.