San Diego Seeks Candidates For Arts And Culture Funding

Arts and culture funding for nonprofits through the San Diego Organizational Support Program or Creative Communities is open until October 31. Photo via @SDArtsComm Twitter

San Diego on Tuesday released guidelines for two funding opportunities to support arts and culture activities, programming, and projects taking place between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023.

Guidelines for funding opportunities are available at The deadline to apply is October 31st.

“The city’s fundraising program helps cultivate a vibrant, diverse and inclusive arts and culture ecosystem,” said Jonathon Glus, executive director of the city’s Arts and Culture Commission. “Through investments in local organizations and the creative workforce they employ, we are advancing San Diego’s economy and strengthening the arts, culture and creative sectors.

The first of the funding opportunities is the Organizational Support Program, which aims to provide general operational support to non-profit arts and culture organizations for the delivery of activities and programs that “have a positive impact on the quality of life. and tourism in San Diego, and provide direct access and increased opportunities for excellence in culture and the arts, ”a statement from the city said.

Creative Communities San Diego is the second source of funding. It provides support for projects in San Diego neighborhoods that engage diverse communities in the arts, culture and creativity, and that contribute to a more accessible and sustainable creative ecosystem. Projects produced by organizations that do not hold tax-exempt nonprofit association status may be eligible to apply for funding using a tax sponsor.

Funding for OSP and CCSD comes from the transitional occupancy tax, a tax collected from visitors to San Diego who stay overnight in hotels, motels and other similar accommodations. Funding is for fiscal year 2023.

“With these opportunities, the city is looking to invest in organizations and projects that take many artistic and cultural forms, from art exhibitions and performances to festivals, film screenings, etc.,” said Christine Jones, Chief civic art strategies for the Commission. for Arts and Culture. “This funding will expand access to artistic and cultural experiences for residents and visitors to San Diego, and provide measurable impacts to sustain and sustain growth throughout the city.”

Free online workshops and office hours are available to assist potential candidates.

The city is also seeking artists, cultural practitioners and arts professionals from all disciplines and backgrounds in North America and Baja California to participate in the review process through ‘an open call to panellists.

If selected, eligible individuals may be called upon to serve on funding review committees for the FY2023 funding cycle and help support the impact of arts and culture organizations in San Diego.

For more information on how to apply as a potential panelist, visit

City News Service contributed to this article.

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