Community Grants

Community Promotions and Visual Arts Grant Programs
  Funding Year 2024-2025

DUE February 28, 2024

The City of Emeryville is pleased to announce the Annual Grant Program for Funding Year 2024-2025. Each year the Community Promotions Grant awards are made to eligible arts and culture organizations and individuals to fund diverse programming that benefits the greater Emeryville community. Every other year, Art in Public Places funding is utilized to support Visual Art Grants. All applications are reviewed by a subcommittee comprised of 2 members from the Public Art Committee, 2 members from the Parks and Recreation Committee with support from a Community Services Staff member. Recommendations for the grants are then submitted to the Emeryville City Council for final approval. Visual Arts Grants are reviewed by the Public Art Committee before being considered by the City Council. 

These grants support the creative life of Emeryville. The Community Promotions Grant Program expands public access to literary, video and film, culinary, historic, and performing arts and events in our community and the Visual Arts Grant Program offers opportunities for new installations from murals and mosaics to street mandalas and shade structures designed by an artist or an installation yet to be conceived of, by supporting the work of the individual artist or organizations.
The City welcomes applications from a variety of nonprofit organizations or individuals or organizations. Previous grants have been awarded to community service providers and groups that are associated with arts, youth, seniors, special event programs and individual artists with Fiscal Sponsors. This year grants will not require a Fiscal Sponsor but individuals may consider if to their advantage. Contracting requirements for grant recipients will be discussed at a pre-bid workshop to be held in advance of the grants’ application deadline.  This event is scheduled for Feb 8, 2024 at 10AM at the City Council Chamber at 1333 Park Avenue, Emeryville, CA. 
 The City of Emeryville encourages these organizations or individuals to apply for Community Promotions grants up to $10,000 and Visual Arts Grants of up to $17,500. 

Key Dates

Past Meeting:

Thursday, Feb 8th, 2024, at 10:00am

Zoom Meeting Recording with presentation and Q&A 

Meeting Recording from Feb 8th.

Pre-Application Seminar

City Hall 1333 Park Avenue

Tuesday, Feb 13th, 2024, at 5:00pm

Eventbrite registration here:

 Limited Zoom Access (meeting room will be available but this workshop is intended for 1:1 support and site navigation – bring your laptop! Ideally you can come in person

Meeting ID: 890 5419 9983
Passcode: 497919

Applications Due

Wed, Feb 28, 2024, at 5:00pm

Funding Available by

July 2024