KDA Creative Corps opens grant applications for $4.2 million program to support arts in Central, Eastern California
Individual artists and organizations in Central and Eastern California encouraged to apply
Bakersfield, Calif. (Jan. 13, 2023) – The KDA Creative Corps (KDACC) today opened the application period for millions in grant funding available to individual artists, cultural workers, arts organizations and social service organizations in Central and Eastern California.
“After months of work and collaboration with the state, we’re ecstatic to release our grant program guidelines and begin working with artists and organizations to enrich our communities and grow the creative economy in Central and Eastern California,” said Andrea Hansen, KDACC Program Director.
Interested individuals and organizations should begin their application by submitting a Letter of Intent (LOI) through the KDACC website. LOIs are due no later than Feb. 17. Final applications must be submitted online by March 31.
KDACC anticipates it will announce funding decisions on May 1.
The full program timeline is available online at kdacreativecorps.org/timeline.
The program is open to individuals and organizations throughout 14 counties in the Central and Eastern Central region of the state. From south to north, they include Kern, Kings, Tulare, Inyo, Fresno, Madera, Mono, Merced, Mariposa, Stanislaus, Tuolumne, San Joaquin, Calaveras and Amador counties.
Organizations are eligible to request up to $300,000. Individuals may seek up to $150,000 in funding.
The entire KDACC application requirements, including specific requirements for individuals and organizations, can be viewed online at kdacreativecorps.org/requirements.
KDACC will host a series of educational webinars to help applicants develop compelling applications and build our regional capacity to pursue arts grants funding.
KDACC is a program administered by the Kern Dance Alliance (KDA), which was was one of 14 organizations statewide selected by the California Arts Council (CAC) to administer the California Creative Corps. In addition to KDA, the United Way of Merced was also selected in the state’s Central Valley and Eastern Central Region.
The California Creative Corps is a pilot program designed to promote community and civic engagement, spread awareness about water and energy conservation, climate change, emergency preparedness, relief and recovery through the arts. The California Creative Corps is also intended to be a job creator, helping strengthen California’s state and regional creative economies.
ABOUT THE KDA CREATIVE CORPS
The KDA Creative Corps (KDACC) is a pilot program, part of the California Creative Corps, designed to promote community and civic engagement, spread awareness about water and energy conservation, climate change, emergency preparedness, relief and recovery through the arts. KDACC is administered by the Kern Dance Alliance, one of 14 organizations selected statewide to regrant funds in their respective regions to arts and social service organizations, individual artists, and cultural workers. For more information, visit KDAcreativecorps.org.
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