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The Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission is often notified of other financial opportunities like grants and initiatives, as well as arts job opportunities in Sacramento, and we pass the information along to you.


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Resource Articles and Tips: View listings.

Workshops and Development Resources: View listings.

Grants & Opportunities for Organizations: View listings.

Grants & Opportunities for Individual Artists: View listings.

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Job Opportunities in the Arts:

Steve and Kate's Camps: With 24 Bay Area camp locations, Steve and Kate’s Camps have lots of jobs to fill. Learn more>

California Arts Council’s website helps provide information on open positions for arts administrators, arts instructors and other arts and culture jobs in the state. Take a look at the current listing of arts-related jobs.


Grants & Opportunities:

Call for Artists, Nonprofits and Creative Companies
The Arts & Business Council is excited to announce that a new term of the Flywheel Creative Economy Incubator program will be held from September 9, 2013 – May 30, 2014. This intensive 9 month program seeks to assist five “resident” artists, nonprofits and start-up companies by providing workspace, training, mentors, volunteer consultants, and many of the marketing, strategy, financial, legal and communication tools needed to become an independent and self-sufficient operation. Over $160,000 of probono services, facilities and training were provided to nine Flywheel residents from June 2012-June 2013! Members of Flywheel should be available to commit approximately 20 hours a month for bi-weekly (2x/mo) trainings, field trips, business planning, session preparation and goal implementation from September to May. Sessions will be held Monday afternoons in our location at 545 Downtown Plaza #1047 in Sacramento. Please visit and for more background info. Click here to apply. Deadline: Monday, August 12, 2013.

Grants & OPPORTUNITIES for Organizations:

California Arts Council:
See CAC Grant opportunities.

National Endowment for the Arts:
See more Grants: Visit and click on "Grants," then "Apply for a Grant."

Kellogg Foundation Children & Youth Programs: The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations working to promote new ideas about how to engage children and youth in learning and ways to bring together community-based systems that promote learning. The foundation will consider grants in four priority areas: Educated Kids; Healthy Kids; Secure Families; and Civic Engagement.
Deadline: Open. See more information & learn how to apply.


Boulder Main Library Public Art Opportunity
The Boulder Public Library Main Branch at 1001 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder Colorado is seeking applicants for a public art opportunity to be integrated into the new renovation design efforts by the noted Denver architecture firm studiotroup Design Collective. The budget for this project is not to exceed $150,000 and is open to all artists 18 years or older residing in the United States. Click here for more information.

Call for Rancho Cordova Artists:
The Cordova Community Council is searching for Rancho Cordova Fine Artists of all mediums for future art-related activities in the community. Are you an artist? We are specifically searching for accomplished artists living in Rancho Cordova area who yearn to share their creations with other artists and the public. For more information and to apply, go to the website.

Sacramento Region Community Foundation, Fred Uhl Ball Memorial Fund for Artists in Crisis:
The Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission recently announced that restoration work has begun on the Fred Ball mural "The Way Home" located in Downtown Sacramento. Fred Ball was a talented artist whose life was cut short by a robbery attack in his Sacramento studio in 1985. In response to the tragedy, Fred's many friends came together to endow the Fred Uhl Ball Memorial Fund for Artists in Crisis at the Foundation. In tribute to Fred's gentle nature and willingness to help others, the fund assists visual artists in the region who find themselves in a crisis situation--whether due to illness, injury, or other trauma. More than 25 years after his death, Fred's friends and admirers continue to make annual donations to build the endowment to support talented artists at a time when they more need help. Artists in need may obtain an application for grant support by contacting the Foundation at For more information about the Sacramento Region Community Foundation go to,, the year-round source for Sacramento events:
Check out the "Artists Resources" section which includes Auditions, Calls for Artists, and other opportunities. Peruse the listings here.

Doris Duke Performing Artists Initiative:
The Doris Duke Performing Artists Initiative is a special initiative of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF), providing pioneering support to individual artists while adding $50 million to the Foundation’s substantial existing commitment to contemporary dance, jazz, theatre and related interdisciplinary work. See more information>

NextGen Arts Grants Programs:
The NextGen Arts program is now offering professional development Grants to individual emerging arts leaders and arts organizations to support their emerging arts leadership. NextGen Arts Professional Development Grants provide up to $1,000 to emerging arts leaders throughout California to enroll in workshops, attend conferences locally and nationally, or to work with consultants and coaches to build the administrative skills needed to lead the nonprofit arts sector of tomorrow. First Step: Take the NextGen Survey. Deadline: Surveys must be completed at least one month prior to the rolling application deadline, which occurs on the 15th of each month. See more information.

Rockefeller Foundation Residency Programs (Official Website).

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation:
Grants are for recognizable artistic merit and demonstrable financial need, whether professional, personal, or both. Please address any questions to the Foundation at: Artists interested in obtaining application forms and an informational brochure on the application procedure can download the forms by using the links at left or here: Application Form & Brochure.

Center for Cultural Innovation:
The Investing in Artists grants program for Visual Arts, Craft, and Literary Arts. The Investing in Artists grants program is designed to enhance the working lives and creative environment for California artists. Investing in Artists provides grants in two funding categories:  1) Grants for Artistic Equipment and Tools, and 2) Grants for Artistic Innovation. Through a competitive application process conducted over five rounds of funding from 2009 to 2011, approximately 100 grants of up to $10,000 each will be made to California artists. See guidelines and further information. Phone: (800) 418-1671

Photo of child using glue

Photo of child using glue

Photo of child using gluePhoto of painting by Alex Escalante, a woman sits at a cafe table with the shadow of a man in the foregroundStages Dancer Branna Rummery in a white and red dress balancing in a half-toe arabesqueBlues in the Schools youth participant playing the string bassGilbert, 'Magu' Lujan, 'Homie Walking The Dogs', 2000

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Two large birds flying off of the airport parking garage structure and the head of a third bird. The birds are made out of plexi-glass and steel.

Sacramento airport installation by artist Dennis Oppenheim