Through the New California Arts Fund, we are helping arts nonprofits move arts engagement to the core of who they are and what they do. We provide a combination of support for organization capacity building and for arts engagement programming that encourages and expands participation in the arts among California’s growing and diverse communities. NCAF grantee-partners are selected through an invitation-only process.
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Through the Exploring Engagement Fund, we are providing risk capital for arts nonprofits with innovative ideas about how to engage new and diverse participants. We are no longer accepting applications.
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We are committed to the development of a strong field of leaders and organizations working to strengthen California communities by enabling all Californians to engage in the arts. We believe that achieving this will require nonprofit arts organizations to intentionally change by expanding arts engagement and becoming more responsive and relevant to the public.
We anticipate commissioning research to help establish a relevant knowledge base for this emerging field. We welcome you to review the latest research and share your thoughts.