The Riverside Arts Council encourages you to apply for the California Arts Council/Riverside Arts Council CARES Act grant program for organizations serving communities of color.
The California Arts Council, a state agency, was awarded CARES Act relief funds through the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and allocated them to their State-Local Partners, including the Riverside Arts Council. The purpose of these grants is to aid local arts organizations serving socially vulnerable populations within their communities that are not eligible for the direct CARES Act stimulus grants.
DEADLINE TO APPLY IS October 12, 2020 AT 5:00 p.m.
FUNDS MUST BE SPENT BY December 31, 2020
ONE PAGE FINAL REPORT IS DUE BY January 8, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.
• Must be an arts organization physically located in and serving Riverside County residents.
• Must be a non-profit organization or have a non-profit fiscal sponsor.
• Must have a mission of providing arts programs or services to a “community of color” or have a primary clientele that are people of color.
• Must have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.
• Must not have received CARES Act grant support from other sources (e.g. National Endowment for the Arts, Inland Empire Community Foundation/Riverside County CARES Grants, CalHumanities CARES Grants, etc.)
Please note that the California Arts Council does not fund:
• Individuals (as applicants)
• Hospitality or food costs
• State agencies (as applicants)
• Federal agencies (as applicants)
• Non-arts organizations not involved in arts activities (as applicants)
• For-profit organizations (as applicants)
• Former grantee organizations not in compliance with CAC grant requirements (as stipulated in grant agreement)
• Fundraising activities or services such as annual campaigns, fundraising
• events or grant writing
• Programs or services intended for private use, or for use by restricted membership
• Projects with religious purposes
• Operational, administrative or indirect costs of schools, colleges or universities, or any activities that are part of the curricular base of these institutions
• Trusts, endowment funds or investments
• Capital outlay, including construction projects or purchase of land and buildings
• Debt repayment
• Out-of-state travel
• Lobbying activities that are intended to influence the actions, policies or decisions of government officials or specific legislation