Ventura County Arts and Culture Fund – Now Open

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Application Window

February 26 – March 22, 2024

On November 7, 2023, the Board of Supervisors approved the County of Ventura’s first grant program dedicated to supporting the arts community. This funding was expanded by the County of Ventura Board of Supervisors at their meeting on February 6, 2024 to provide services and resources to the arts and culture community to support their ongoing recovery from the pandemic’s economic impact. A total of $800,000 in funding will be available through this program, making it one of the largest arts and culture specific grant programs offered by local government in Ventura County. This grant program is being administered in partnership with the Ventura County Community Foundation and the Ventura County Arts Council.

Most Ventura County-based nonprofit arts and culture organizations and independent artists are eligible to apply for this program. Funding can support general operating costs and either new or existing projects.

ART ORGANIZATIONS – with operating budgets of $1M or more

Art organizations with operating budgets of $1 million or more before COVID-19 can apply for grant funding up to $200,000.

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ART ORGANIZATIONS – with operating budgets of less than $1M

Art organizations can apply for grant awards ranging from $5,000 – $30,000.

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INDEPENDENT ARTISTS AND ARTS PROJECTS – (arts projects must have a nonprofit fiscal sponsor)

Independent Artists and Arts Projects can apply for grant awards ranging from $1,000 – $5,000, with the final award amounts determined through a competitive review process.

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The application window for these grant programs opens on Monday, February 26, 2024, and closes 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 22, 2024. For questions not answered by our partnership organizations, please contact the County of Ventura Arts at

Nonprofit organizations can view the complete eligibility criteria and apply at

Applications for independent artists are on the Ventura County Arts Council website at

For more information on the funding opportunities, including application information and eligibility, please visit these respective pages:


This was originally published on the County of Ventura website.

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