Please find below information, deadlines and pre-application workshop dates for the upcoming cycle of the City’s Cultural Funding Portfolio:  Investments in Art, Creativity and Culture.  The three core grant programs in this Portfolio are:

Festival, Parade and Celebration Grants (FPC) provides support for community festivals, parades and celebrations by nonprofit organizations in San Jose .   Fundraising events are not eligible.  Deadline is JANUARY 24, 2011 by 5pm.

Operating Grants (OpG) provide general operating support to San Jose arts organizations with budgets over $50,000 and year-round programming.   Deadline is JANUARY 31, 2011 by 5pm.

Project & Program Grants (PPG) provide support for publically-accessible arts activities by San Jose organizations.  Fundraising events and school-based projects are not eligible.  Deadline is FEBRUARY 7, 2011 by 5pm.

For the first time, all grant applicants are required to submit the main portion of the application via the City’s online application system, WebGrants.  Information about this system will be included as part of the pre-application workshop so all prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to attend one of the pre-application sessions listed below.

Pre-Application Workshops**
All workshops held at City Hall, Room 550

Festival, Parade and Celebration Grant Workshops
Tues, Nov 16 from 3-5pm
Thurs, Dec 2 from 5:30-7:30pm

Operating Grant Workshops
Fri, Nov 19 from 10am-noon
Weds, Dec 8 from 1-3pm

Project & Program Grant Workshops
Mon, Nov 29 from noon-2pm
Tues, Dec 7 from 5:30-7:30pm

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