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August 4, 2020: The Creative Economy Recovery Grants panel times are scheduled. They are open to the public for observation by clicking on the links provided below at the scheduled time. Times will vary based on number of application and discussion by panelists.

Tuesday, August 11: 9:00 AM  Nonprofit Reimbursement: Cultural Equity Investment & Equipment
OBSERVER LINK: https://cityofsacramento-org.zoom.us/j/99869578020

Wednesday, August 12: 9:00 AM  For Profit Creative Economy Reimbursement: Creative Business
OBSERVER LINK: https://cityofsacramento-org.zoom.us/j/94778342418

Thursday, August 13: 9:00 AM  Nonprofit Reimbursement: Arts Education
OBSERVER LINK: https://cityofsacramento-org.zoom.us/j/92461531973

Thursday, August 13: 9:00 AM  For Profit Creative Economy Reimbursement: Individual Artists
OBSERVER LINK: https://cityofsacramento-org.zoom.us/j/94542938394

Thursday, August 13: 1:00 PM  Nonprofit Program: Arts Education
OBSERVER LINK: https://cityofsacramento-org.zoom.us/j/93623819266 
 
Friday, August 14: 9:00 AM Nonprofit Program: Cultural Equity and Collectives
OBSERVER LINK: https://cityofsacramento-org.zoom.us/j/97494570124

Wednesday, August 19: 9:00 AM Arts, Culture and Creative Economy Commission
Final discussion and awards allocated
View meeting at: http://sacramento.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=21


 

On Tuesday, June 30, Sacramento City Council approved the framework for the $7.5 million Creative Economy Recovery program allocated to arts, creative economy and tourism. Four grants are available for individual artists, arts and cultural nonprofits and creative businesses that have experienced financial hardship because of the crisis caused by the global Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Creative Economy Recovery Grants will be managed by the Sacramento Office of Arts and Culture (OAC).

APPLICATION PERIOD
Grant Applications closed on July 22, 2020 at 11:59 pm. Because of quick timeline, we are not able to accept Incomplete or late applications. Please note, the legal address of all applicants must be within the city of Sacramento. To check your address, please go to: https://www.cityofsacramento.org/Mayor-Council/Find-Your-District

 

Download REIMBURSEMENT COVER SHEET here. (Word Doc)

GENERAL GUIDELINES

The CARES Act and subsequent guidelines issued by the U.S. Department of the Treasury specify the type of expenditures and programs which may by funded using CARES funds. The City’s use of CARES funds are limited to expenditures that:
• Are necessary expenditures incurred due to the COVID-19 public health emergency;
• Were not accounted for in the FY2020 budget;
• Can be expended before December 30, 2020.

The City will use the answers to the questions in the following section to determine if the proposed program or expenditures are eligible for CARES funding. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide evidence of eligibility. Please review the following documents before responding to questions in this section.
CARES Act guidelines
CARES Act FAQ, June 24th
City of Sacramento CARES Program Review Flow Chart
City Attorney and Auditor’s Guidance

INFORMATIONAL WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
All workshops will take place over Zoom. Please click the link to join the meeting at the listed time.

General Grant Overview: Wednesday, July 8, 11 am
General Grant Overview: Wednesday, July 8, 5:30 pm
Arts Education Focus: Thursday, July 9, 10 am
Creative Economy Focus (with Atrium916): Thursday, July 9, 5:30 pm
Cultural Equity Investment Focus (with Latino Center of Arts and Culture): Friday, July 10, 12 pm
Grant Writing Workshop: Friday, July 10, 10 am
Grant Writing Workshop: Thursday, July 16, 5:30 pm

APPLICATION SUPPORT

If you have a question, or need more guidance on your grant application, we have the following resources available.

AVAILABLE GRANTS

CITY CULTURAL ASSETS
Cultural Organizations that manage, lease or occupy City cultural properties may apply for reimbursement for emergency general operating support loss due to mandated closures caused by the Coronavirus (Covid-19) for documents loss from March 1-May 30, 2020 and can be expended by December 30, 2020. Who Should apply: nonprofit organizations that manage, lease or occupy City cultural facilities.*

Click here for complete Cultural Asset Grant Guidelines. 

NONPROFIT REIMBURSEMENT
Nonprofits that have experienced financial hardship because of the crisis caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) may apply for reimbursement for eligible general operating expenses between March 1 and June 30, 2020 and must be expended by December 30, 2020. Grantees are required to work with OAC mentors. Who should apply: Current OAC Cultural Arts Award & Cultural Equity Investment grantees; Cultural Equity Investment nonprofits, Arts Education nonprofits, Cultural nonprofits with eligible equipment reimbursement.*

Click here for complete Nonprofit Reimbursement Grant Guidelines.

NONPROFIT PROGRAMS

Nonprofits may propose programs to support those who were harmed due to mandated closures caused by the Coronavirus (Covid-19). Programs must be complete by December 30, 2020. Applicants may submit separate applications for qualified categories. Program must align with category requirements. Grantees are required to work with OAC mentors. Who should apply: Cultural Equity Investment nonprofits, Arts Education nonprofits, partnering cultural organizations forming a Collective or Collaborative.*

Click here for complete Nonprofit Program Grant Guidelines.

ARTIST & FOR PROFIT CREATIVE BUSINESS REIMBURSEMENT
Individual Artists and Creative Businesses that have experienced financial hardship because of the crisis caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) may apply for reimbursement for eligible general operating expenses between March 1 and June 30, 2020 and must be expended by December 30, 2020. Grantees are required to work with OAC mentors. Who should apply: Individual Artists and for profit Creative Businesses that contribute to Sacramento’s Creative Economy.

Click here for complete Creative Economy Reimbursement Grant Guidelines.

*WHO SHOULD APPLY: CLARIFYING DESCRIPTIONS
Arts Education
: Arts and cultural organizations that present in-school and out-of-school arts education programs. In-school programs are those that enrich arts and cultural literacy for pre-school to grades 12 through education and outreach programs and opportunities for personal artistic expression and participation. Out-of-school programs serve youth from pre-school through age 24 that occur outside of traditional school hours, taking place in arts venues, community centers, school sites, and other youth-oriented settings.

Collective/Collaborative: One lead arts and cultural organization may apply on behalf of a collective or collaborative of organizations. The collective or collaborative must serve an inclusive, diverse audience including but not limited to American Indian/Alaskan Native, Appalachian, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, LGBTQ+, Intellectually or Developmentally Disabled or other culturally specific population.

Creative Business: Creative business also may be known as a firm, association, organization, partnership, business trust, corporation, limited liability company, or public entity, particularly those that serve inclusive culturally diverse communities and neighborhoods, that have suffered loss due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

Cultural Asset: An organization that manages, leases or occupies one of the City of Sacramento’s Culture facilities.

Cultural Equity Investment: Arts and Cultural organizations with operating budgets of under $500,000 and are new and emerging organizations whose mission, programs, staff, and board represent inclusive culturally diverse communities and neighborhoods and have suffered loss due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Organizations must serve an inclusive, diverse audience including but not limited to American Indian/Alaskan Native, Appalachian, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, LGBTQ+, Intellectually or Developmentally Disabled and other culturally specific populations. Organizations currently must not receive annual grant or other financial support from the City of Sacramento.
Current OAC Grantees: Arts and Cultural organizations that are currently receiving general operating support through the Cultural Arts Awards or the Cultural Equity Investment grants.

Equipment: Arts and organizations that need equipment and supplies needed to respond to the Coronavirus. Eligible supplies and equipment include but are not limited to Personal Protective Equipment and technology that supports transitioning to virtual programming.

Individual Artist: Individual artists are eligible for lost gigs and employment caused by mandated closures due to the Coronavirus between March 1 and June 30, 2020.