The City of Ojai Arts Commission is accepting applications for 2023 Arts Grants, from now through the extended application deadline of Friday, September 23, 2022. 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. The City offers Art Grants each year as the budget allows.

The grant program funds non-profit arts organizations and individual artists whose primary purpose is to produce or present arts and cultural programs in the City of Ojai. Arts Grants are made for one year. Grantees must provide a dollar-for-dollar match for the funding amount requested and complete their project within the year 2023, as part of the application guidelines.

The 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.

Complete applications and supporting materials must be received at City Hall by Friday, September 23, 2022 deadline. The application may be found at: ojai.ca.gov/artsgrants. Please direct any inquiries to Weston Montgomery at weston.montgomery@ojai.ca.gov, or call 805-646-5581, x101.