Grants

Eligibility
Lamorinda Arts Council grants are open to Lamorinda educators and community organizations, and individual artists who either reside or work in Lamorinda. Grant requests must meet our mission "to ignite and sustain artistic expression and appreciation for all ages throughout Lamorinda."  The Lamorinda Arts Council has limited funds for grant awards, but we encourage local educators, artists and art programs in need of a donation up to $1,000 to apply.

Deadlines for 2021-2022 to be announced.
Grants offered twice a year.
Application deadlines: TBD
Grants gifted: TBD
Grants will be reviewed within 4 weeks.


Applications
Please click on one of the following areas to apply:

Education Grants (application coming soon)
Education grants are open to K-12 public and private educators in the Lamorinda area. Typical grants range from $200 to $500 and should emphasize developing artistic expression within an educational environment.

Examples
Grants may fund student resources necessary for classrooms or schools in the areas of:

  • Performing Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • Woodshop and Sculptural Projects
  • Filmmaking
  • Writing Projects
  • Industrial Arts

Previously supported projects included a Campolindo film class project and Miramonte Writer’s Mag.


Community Project Grants (application coming soon)
Community Project grants are open for artwork on public or private property that will be accessible to the general public within the Lamorinda area and to jumpstart funding for nonprofits that address our  mission. Typical grants range from $200 to $1000.

Examples

  • Murals
  • Mosaics
  • Temporary Installations
  • Performances

Previously supported projects included the Art Moves Project, Joy in Motion, and an Earth Day sculpture.


Individual Artist Grants (application coming soon) - New Category!
Individual Artist grants are open to artists residing within the Lamorinda area. Grants should focus on artistic growth and development. Funding should make a meaningful impact on the artist’s evolution. Typical grants range from $200 to $500.

Examples

  • Tuition/fees for coursework or workshops
  • Help with closing funding gap for project completion