Creative Sonoma

Pop Up Creativity Grants

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Pop Up Creativity Grants


Pop Up Creativity Grants will fund projects that are temporary creative experiences, installations, or objects that are accessible and/or located in public places or within public view.

Projects may occur on streets, sidewalks, alleys, plazas, or interior public spaces. Projects in locations that demonstrate a need for creative experiences are eligible. These projects should be on a scale that they can be planned, developed, and executed within a 3-4 month production schedule. Projects can last for as little as one day or as long as one season.

Funds are best used for the interactive presentation of professional creative work. Payment of artist’s and/or creative’s fees is a priority. Engaging community members in art making and the art making process is encouraged, however projects that are solely designed as creative workshops will not be considered to meet the criteria. Some sample project ideas can be found in the Guidelines.


Support innovative creative place-making projects in micro-communities across Sonoma County
Support the individuals who do this work
Build Sonoma residents’ sense of our shared creativity
Increase the visibility of Creative Sonoma
Grant Amount
Up to $5000

Applicants may include artists, creative groups/collectives (applying under the name of a single creative leader), limited partnerships, non-profit organizations, or commercial businesses that have NOT received a grant from Creative Sonoma in the current fiscal year (July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017), and who are Sonoma County residents, ages 18 or older. Read more about eligibility and requirements in the Guidelines. Before applying, we encourage you to contact Creative Sonoma staff to outline your proposed idea. 

Evaluation Criteria

Innovation and Creativity of Idea
Feasible Timeline and Realistic Budget
Community Partnerships and/or Alliances
Potential Impact on Community
Completeness and Clarity of Application
Guidelines & Application

Deadline and Dates

Wednesday, April 26, 2017: Application Open on Submittable

Tuesday, May 16, 2017: Q&A Session, 4:00-5:30pm, Creative Sonoma, 141 Stony Circle, Suite 110, Santa Rosa (RSVP HERE)

Wednesday, May 24. 2017: Application Deadline on Submittable 11:59pm PST

Applications must be submitted via the online Creative Sonoma Submittable account here: