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Community Promotions Grant Program
Funding Year 2023-2024
The City of Emeryville is pleased to announce the Annual Grant Program awards for Funding Year 2023-2024. Each year the Community Grant awards are made to eligible arts and culture organizations and individuals to fund diverse programming that benefits the greater Emeryville community. All applications are reviewed by a subcommittee comprised of 2 members from the Public Art Committee, 2 members from the Parks and Recreation Committee and one Community Services Staff member. Recommendations for the grants are then submitted to the Emeryville City Council for final approval.
These grants support the creative life of Emeryville. The Program expands public access to literary, video and film, culinary, historic, and performing arts and events in our community by supporting the work of the individual artist or organizations.
The City welcomes applications from a variety of nonprofit organizations or individuals or organizations that obtain a fiscal agent sponsor. Previous grants have been awarded to community service providers and groups that are associated with arts, youth, seniors, and special event programs.
The City of Emeryville encourages these organizations or individuals to apply for grants up to $10,000.
For more information and to discuss the project and confirm eligibility call Rebecca Sermeno, Community Service Director, at 510-596-4314.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Community Grant Program (CGP)?
Who can apply for a Community Grant and how much can I apply for?
What is a Fiscal Agent?
Can I apply if I do not live in Emeryville?
How will I know when the Community Grant Program is available?
Can I receive more than one Community Grant?
What types of Program or Projects Are Allowed?
What if I am seeking a grant for Visual Art installation?
The City offered its first Visual Arts Grant in 2022 and plans to make grants again in 2024. In the interim the Pilot grants are being implemented, new procedures and assistance are being developed and Visual Arts Grants are proposed to be dispersed every other year, increased to a cap of $17,000 with bi-annual funding of $50,000. Under Visual Arts Grants, artist’s works are to be installed on public or private property in the City of Emeryville outside of specific calls. Public Art calls may include murals, Bus Shelter temporary art and capital calls. The Sharon Wilchar Temporary Art Bus Shelter Program is eligible to only Emeryville residents or workers in Emeryville and is seeking applicants in 2023. See here for more information. This Bus Shelter Program provides $4,000 for four related images which can be in any media – City provides photography. Should you have any questions about if your work or your property can be considered for a Visual Art grant or the City’s support for the arts, contact Amber Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org 510-596-4382.
What is the Closing Process?
Who shall I contact if I have questions about the Program?