Who is funded
Community Arts Grants are available to not-for-profit, tax-exempt organizations, as determined either by the Internal Revenue Service or the California State Franchise Tax Board. Organizations that wish to submit proposals but do not have not-for-profit incorporation status may apply through a fiscal sponsor (an organization which has non-profit incorporation status). The fiscal sponsor will be responsible for receiving and dispersing awarded funds. The fiscal sponsor must be willing to perform this service at no more than 10 percent of the amount awarded to the applicant. An organization which acts as a fiscal sponsor for another organization will not be prevented from applying for a grant for its own programs.
All arts organizations with headquarters outside the City of Carlsbad and all individual artists, whether or not they are city residents, are only eligible to submit proposals in partnership with Carlsbad-based organizations or schools. Partnership proposals involving individual artists must be submitted by the partnering Carlsbad organization or school, which must provide all support documents required in its application category. Partnership proposals involving outside organizations may be submitted by the outside organization and must include a letter of participation signed by the chief executive or principal of the partnering Carlsbad organization or school. This letter must specifically identify the role of the Carlsbad partner in the proposed project.
Arts Education Grants are available to Carlsbad public and private schools, student organizations and authorized parent support groups. Arts education proposals in partnership with outside organizations must demonstrate significant involvement by the partnering Carlsbad school in the proposal’s development. Grants are not given for activities that are part of the regular curriculum, such as ongoing art classes or for one-time assembly programs by outside partner organizations.