Arts Access Grants
Apply by December 16

Arts Access Grants provide project support for programming specifically designed to reach traditionally underserved audiences. Applications are due by Friday, December 16 at 5:00pm PT. Learn more >>

Content Emerging Artist Award
Apply by December 9

The Content Emerging Artist Award recognizes early career artists in all genres for artistic achievement and commitment to becoming a professional artist. This year, SVCREATES will award up to three Content Emerging Artists $5,000 each and a feature in the May 2023 issue of Content Magazine. An application and one letter of recommendation is required. The application is open now … Read More

Applicant Info Session: Arts Access Grant
November 7

SVCREATES’ will begin accepting applications for the Arts Access Grants on Friday, November 4. Interested applicants will be able to attend a virtual applicant informational session on Monday, November 7 from 11:00am – 12:00pm. Register >> Date: Monday, November 7Time: 11:00am – 12:00pmCost: Free

Applicant Info Session: Content Emerging Artist Award
November 2

SVCREATES’ will begin accepting applications for the next Content Emerging Artists on Friday, October 21. Interested applicants will be able to attend a virtual applicant informational session on Wednesday, November 2 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm lead by our very own Alyssa Erickson and Haley Cardamom. Register >> Date: Wednesday, November 2Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pmCost: Free

2022 Unrestricted Operating Grant Recipients

64 Local Arts Groups Receive Funding For almost 40 years SVCREATES, and its precursor Arts Council Silicon Valley, has provided unrestricted operating support to small nonprofit arts organizations in Santa Clara County. These general operating grants, offered in partnership with the County of Santa Clara, provide unrestricted operating support for arts and culture organizations that: Reflect the dynamic, diverse, and innovative … Read More

2022 Unrestricted Operating Grants: Application Deadline
May 6

For over 30 years, SVCREATES, formerly Arts Council Silicon Valley, has provided unrestricted operating grants to small and mid-sized nonprofit arts organizations in Santa Clara County. SVCREATES offers these grants, in collaboration with the County of Santa Clara and other funding partners, to support the diverse range of cultures and disciplines represented in Santa Clara County’s arts ecosystem. Formerly called “Local … Read More

2022 Unrestricted Operating Grants – Applicant Workshop
April 11

Join us for this workshop to review SVCREATES’ 2022 Unrestricted Operating Grant guidelines and application. For over 30 years, SVCREATES, formerly Arts Council Silicon Valley, has provided unrestricted operating grants to small and mid-sized nonprofit arts organizations in Santa Clara County. SVCREATES offers these grants, in collaboration with the County of Santa Clara and other funding partners, to support the diverse range … Read More

NEA ARP Grant Opportunity
Deadline: April 4

Apply by Monday, April 4 With funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and the American Rescue Plan, SVCREATES will distribute $200,000 through a competitive grant application process, which will prioritize BIPOC led and serving arts organizations and those communities which have been historically under-resourced in our county. These will be one-time grants intended to support small arts organizations as they … Read More

10th Anniversary Pick-Up Party | March 3

Content 10th Anniversary Pick-Up Party 14.2 “Sight & Sound” Content Magazine is celebrating 10 Years in print. It is an honor to be a platform to tell the stories of the astounding local creativity of Santa Clara County, and we would love to celebrate with you! Join us on Thursday, March 3rd, from 7:00 – 9:30pm at San Pedro Square Market … Read More

Fundraising Fundamentals: Building Support From Individual Donors | February 1

Join Andy Robinson and Dana Bernard Sanders on February 1, 2022 to learn to build a fundraising program that honors your mission, engages potential donors, and raises more money. 80% of charitable funds come from individual donors, not foundations or corporations. Learn to build a fundraising program that honors your mission, engages potential donors, and raises more money. We’ll discuss: … Read More