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November 25, 2020: All grant contracts have been created. If you were notified that you would be receiving a CRF2 Creative Economy Recovery grant, please sign your contract. In the next couple of weeks, you will receive a copy of a purchase order from the City of Sacramento. Your payment will follow that purchase order shortly. IMPORTANT: If you have not yet confirmed with the City that you have an active Supplier Account AND Business Operation Tax Certificate (BOT), this will prevent us from processing your check. 

November 10, 2020: Applications for a new round of CARES Act Relief Funds will open Wednesday, November 11, until 11:59 pm on November 23, 2020. 

Nonprofit arts and culture organizations that reside within the County of Sacramento and serve communities of color disproportionately impact by COVID-19 may apply for up to $2,500 for general operating support between August 1, 2020-January 31, 2021. Before applying, please read the full grant guidelines provided HERE.

As a designated State Local-Partner of the California Arts Council (CAC), the Office of Arts and Culture (OAC) will regrant CARES Act Relief Funds granted from the CAC to provide general operating support to Sacramento County arts and cultural organizations serving communities of color disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.  The CAC has stated the focus of this grant program “is to prioritize sustaining arts and cultural organization and the employment of cultural workers through this critical time, who serve communities of color disproportionately affect by COVID-19.”

Applications are open from November 11, 2020 and will close at 11:59 pm on November 23, 2020 through the OAC online platform, Submittable.

November 3, 2020: Yesterday, the Arts, Culture and Creative Economy (ACCE) Commission recommended more than $4.1 million for Round 2 of the Creative Economy Recovery Grant program.

Over the next weeks, City Council will make final approvals of the grant allocation. Following approval, OAC staff will notify grantees of their awards and begin the contracting and payment process. Grantees should ensure they have an active Supplier Account with the City and a current Business Occupancy Tax (BOT) Certificate.

October 19, 2020: The Creative Economy Grant Panels dates and times are now listed below. Additionally, please find information about the Office of Arts and Culture’s Organizational Development Workshop Series.  

NEW! FREE ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS

As part of the CARES Act Creative Economy Recovery Grant process, the Office of Arts and Culture has teamed with Katie McCleary and Estella Sanchez to provide mentorship and a series of workshops and labs covering various organizational operating strategies. The free sessions are intended to provide resources and support for our arts and cultural community, ensuring we survive and thrive as we face this pandemic together.

The workshops are free, but registration is required at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/estella-sanchez-and-katie-mccleary-30966427183.

October 27, 2020 10am - 12 pm
How to brand and market your company without throwing money at the wind. Roshaun Davis of Unseen Heroes will offer us a guided exploration of important branding and marketing tools and tips that we can use to elevate our profile and attract more clients.

View a recording of this webinar here.

November 17, 2020 10am - 12pm
Money! Creating More Revenue: What Works and What Doesn't. In this training, we will understand how to diversify revenue streams and look at what works and what doesn't.

View a recording of this webinar here.

November 19, 2020 10am - 12pm
HR Best Practices. Katie McConnell Olson of Hire Education will provide a lively interactive workshop about the best ways we can navigate the ins and outs of Human Resources. From hiring to contractors to firing. Katie will give us clarity and information that we can use!

View a recording of this webinar here.

December 2, 2020 1pm - 3pm
LAB: Master Your Money Mindset with Help from Others, Session 1. Stacey Powell of Creating Answers and the Finance Gym will follow up with us on the tools, strategy, and mindset that she offered in session 1. We will be able to talk about what worked, what hasn't, and how we can connect with others in the field of arts and culture to start our own Mastermind Group.

December 8, 2020 10am  - 12pm
Re-imagining Non-Profit Management Structures. Simon Mont of Sustainable Economies Law Center will share with us ways that we can organize, manage, and govern our nonprofits in creative, joyful, and more collective ways rather than the stale traditional model.

GRANT guidelines

NONPROFIT REIMBURSEMENT
Arts and Cultural 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 September 15, 2020 and must be expended by December 30, 2020.

FOR PROFIT CREATIVE BUSINESS REIMBURSEMENT
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 September 15, 2020 and must be expended by December 30, 2020.

INDIVIDUAL ARTIST REIMBURSEMENT
Individual Artists who have experienced financial hardship because of the crisis caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) may apply for reimbursement for eligible business expenses and lost work between March 1 and September 15, 2020 and must be expended by December 30, 2020.