Recovery and Response Grants

Teaching Artist Residencies (NOW OPEN)

Creative Sonoma is offering free teaching artist residencies that utilize the arts to foster youth resiliency through 2019. These residencies are offered to Sonoma County K-12 public schools and are granted through an application process on a first-come, first-served basis. The second and third round of the residencies are made possible by funding from the Sonoma County Office of Education. 

  • FIRST ROUND CLOSED: The application opened April 23, 2018 and closed on September 24, 2018. 
  • SECOND ROUND CLOSED: The application opened in January 2019 and closed in April 2019. 
  • THIRD ROUND: The application opens on August 1, 2019 for Fall 2019 residences. 

Individual Professional Advancement Grants

Provides competitive grants to creatives who experienced physical loss or damage to personal property as a result of the 2017 Wildfires, and who are in need of assistance to re-launch their careers or to produce new artwork. This grant program is made possible in part by the California Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

  • CLOSED: This grant application opened on November 2, 2018 and closed on December 14, 2018.  

Creative Sonoma Recovery Fund for Physical Loss

Provides quick grants on a rolling basis to Sonoma County individual creatives, arts administrators, and creative businesses and organizations that sustained physical losses and damage as a result of the 2017 Wildfires.

  • CLOSED: The grant application opened November 1, 2017 and closed on October 31, 2018. 

Creative Sonoma Recovery Fund for Economic Loss

Provides grants to Sonoma County individual creatives, arts administrators, and creative businesses and organizations that sustained economic loss (but not physical loss) as a result of the 2017 Wildfires.

  • CLOSED: The grant application opened February 1, 2018 and closed on April 2, 2018. 

Arts Response Grants for Organizations

This grant is a one-time funding opportunity for nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in Sonoma County to produce creative projects in response to the 2017 Wildfires. 

  • CLOSED: The grant application opened February 1, 2018 and closed on April 2, 2018.
     

If you are interested in other traditional grant programs from Creative Sonoma, please visit Our Grants to learn more. 

For a list of other organizations and funds that provide emergency support, visit our Recovery Resources page.