The ARTSFUND Grant Program supports Alameda County nonprofit arts and cultural organizations serving Alameda County community members. Grants will be awarded to qualifying organizations providing arts and cultural programs in the areas of visual art, dance, theater, music, literature, poetry, cultural events and traditions, and other related forms.

In addition, other grants are available when possible such as the Alameda County Arts Relief Grants for Covid recovery.


The ARTSFUND provides grant awards for general operating support to Alameda County based arts and culture nonprofit organizations to assist with the mission and ongoing programs of the grantee organization. The grant funds can be used to support programs, general administration, and operating expenses. The standard ARTSFUND grant award is $2,000 to $3,000.

The next ARTSFUND Grant Application Cycle will be open in November 2023 and will have an application submission deadline in February 2024. To receive an announcement about when the ARTSFUND application is open, please sign up to receive the Arts Commission’s newsletter.

Guidelines and Application

2024 ARTSFUND Grant Program

Application Deadline: Thursday, February 15, 2024, 5:00pm
Read the Detailed Program Information 2024 ARTSFUND Guidelines
Apply Online
Preview the Application Questions 2024 ARTSFUND Sample Application Form


Guidelines Released and Application Open: Mid- November. Application Deadline: Mid-February. County Reviews and Approvals: March – June. Distribution of Grant Awards: June.

Questions and More Information

For questions and more information about how to submit an application, organizations may contact the office of the Arts Commission. Please send a message through the message center at the bottom of the page.

Application Webinar

Applicants may attend a free webinar on Fri., Dec. 15 at 1:00pm; Wed., Jan. 17 at 10:00am; or Fri., Jan. 26 at 1:00pm. All webinars will have the same content. No registration is required.
Webinar Zoom Link:
Meeting ID: 862 7060 7758 Passcode: 286232

Applicants may also watch a Recorded Version of the ARTSFUND Application Webinar.


Funding for the ARTSFUND Grant Program is provided by the County of Alameda, individual contributions submitted to the ARTSFUND with County property tax payments, and donations to the Foundation for the Arts in Alameda County.

Help Support the ARTSFUND Grants Program

Info for Current Grantees

2021 ARTS FUND Grantees

Final Report Form – Downloads: PDF 2021 ARTSFUND Final | Word.doc 2021 ARTSFUND Final – Final Report Form due July 30, 2023

2022 ARTS FUND Grantees

Final Report Form – Downloads: PDF 2022 ARTSFUND Final | Word.doc 2022 ARTSFUND Final – Final Report Form due July 30, 2024

2023 ARTS FUND Grantees

Refer to the 2023 Terms and Conditions which includes information about funding acknowledgements, use of ACAC logo, and Final Report requirements.

Arts Commission Logo

Grantees are requested to acknowledge the Alameda County Arts Commission’s ARTSFUND.  In printed materials, on websites, and when announcing information to the public, the grantee shall acknowledge the Arts Commission’s grant award by including the name “Alameda County Arts Commission’s ARTSFUND” within the appropriate list and funding level and/or category. Additionally, when acknowledging your supporters with logos, please add the logo of the Alameda County Arts Commission’s ARTSFUND.

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Images Captions for this Page:

Artwork by Miriam Klein Stahl, Keep Close to Nature, 2021
Series of 17 cut metal panels, 48 x 60 inches. Commissioned for the East 14th Corridor Improvement Project.

Artwork by Jos Sances, The Free-Form Flight of Lifelong Learning, 2009
Digital ceramic tile, 724 square feet. Commissioned for the Castro Valley Library.

Artwork by Alice Beasley, Circle of Friends, 2012
Fiber, collaged and stitched, 33.5 x 53 inches. Commissioned for the Highland Care Pavilion.

All artworks from the Alameda County Art Collection. Artwork copyright by the artists.
Use of images is not allowed unless permission granted.