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

Community Health Mural Project – Gilroy | Apply by December 3

SVCREATES is now accepting applications for the Blue Shield of California Community Health Mural Project – Gilroy! As partners in this initiative, Blue Shield of California and SVCREATES are committed to empowering youth to express their aspirations for a healthy community in Gilroy through the expressive lens of a mural. The mural should reflect the values of the local community while showcasing its … Read More

Application Workshop | November 16

SVCREATES will host an online application workshop for those interested in applying for the Content Emerging Artist Award Application. Early career artists working in all genres, with practices centered in Santa Clara County, are eligible to apply for the Content Emerging Artist Award. In this workshop we’ll review the application requirements and discuss tips for crafting an application that tells a clear story … Read More

Content Emerging Artist Award | Apply by December 10

SVCREATES recognizes the region’s finest artists who have demonstrated a commitment to developing their art forms and to enriching the greater Santa Clara County region with exhibitions, performances, presentations, and service. The SVArts Award Program, including the SVLaureates and the Content Emerging Artist Award, awards unrestricted cash prizes to support artists while they pursue their creative work. The 2022 SVArts Program will … Read More

Arts Access Grants | Apply by November 5

SVCREATES Arts Access Grant application cycle are open! Arts Access Grants are made possible through a partnership with the County of Santa Clara, with the purpose of increasing access to arts experiences for high-need communities throughout Santa Clara County. Grants of $7,500 – $15,000 will be awarded for programs offered March 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023. This is a two-stage application … Read More