Arts Education Innovation Grants Program
In 2017, the Community Foundation of Sonoma County in partnership with Creative Sonoma, is launching a competitive grants program to support new and innovative ideas that specifically engage students ages 2-18 with limited access to high-quality arts education.
Ideas for projects could include but are not limited to:
- Developing unique partnerships that increase access to arts education to new participants.
- Piloting untested, innovative arts education programs that extend opportunities to underserved participants.
- Arts education programs that are culturally relevant to students and build on established community connections.
We believe that everyone deserves a full, vibrant creative life and that access to a high-quality arts education for young people builds the foundation necessary to foster such a life. Unfortunately, access to arts education is not always equitable. There are those who lack access based on race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, socioeconomic status, or religion. We seek to address these disparities and expand access to typically underserved students with a new grants program open to both established and grassroots arts and cultural organizations that share our commitment to equity.
Grant application deadline: March 24, 2017