The City of Ojai Arts Commission is pleased to announce that the 2021 Grant Program begins accepting applications on Monday, July 27, 2020. The deadline for applications is Friday, September 25, 2020 and all applications and supporting materials must be received at City Hall by that time. Postmarks will not accepted.

The grants, which are awarded each year at the December Ojai City Council meeting, help to ensure the vitality of the arts in the Ojai Valley, and the City of Ojai is proud to be able to offer Art Grants each year as the budget allows.

The Grants Program funds non-profit arts organizations and individual artists whose primary purpose is to produce or present arts and cultural programs, primarily in the City of Ojai. Arts Grants are made for one year and requirements include that grantees provide a dollar-for-dollar match for the amount requested funding and must complete their project within 2021.

A grant application workshop will be offered at Ojai City Hall or via Zoom on Thursday, August 13 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. Only complete applications will be considered and all applicants are highly encouraged to attend this workshop to ensure they are meeting all the parameters and requirements of the application process. Past recipients of grants have found the workshop to be invaluable. Please RSVP by noon on Monday, August 10, 2020 to Luis Gomez, Art Commission Liaison, at 805 646-5581 ext. 103.

Goals of the Arts Grant Program include: encouraging artistic excellence; developing new audiences for the arts; promoting diversity in Ojai’s cultural life; promoting and encouraging arts and cultural activities in the City of Ojai; and encouraging community partnerships and artistic collaboration.

To obtain an application please click here . To obtain the guidelines please click here.