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Information available at OC Registrar of Voters here.

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Grants Programs for Districts 3, 4 & 5 Still Open

Following ArtsOC's successful advocacy with the Orange County Board of Supervisors that resulted in $5 million in arts relief funds being designated from its American Rescue Plan Act allocation, four of the five County Districts have announced their funding programs--each of the five districts received $1M and be custom designed by that Supervisor's office.

If your nonprofit arts organization or arts related business is located in

District 3 - details here.

District 4 - details here.

District 5 - details here.

When District 1 announces its program, we will share that information with you.

The District 2 program is now closed to applications.


For artists & craftspeople:

CERF+ the Artists Safety Net — The COVID-19 Relief Grant provides $1,000 to artists working in craft disciplines who are facing dire circumstances due to food, housing, and/or medical insecurities as a result of the ongoing pandemic. Details here.

For nonprofit arts organizations:

California Relief Grant Program - Round 8

For nonprofit arts and cultural institutions only who have not already received a grant through this program in one of the earlier rounds. Applications open August 27 with a deadline of September 8. Details here.


2021 California Documentary Project grant program for film, audio, and interactive media projects. Deadline is November 1. Details here.

OC arts community news...


Zines have found a home at Anaheim Central Library. Slim, stapled, self-published volumes ranging from fiction to illustrations to a variety of subjects, they have been featured in an annual OC Zine Fest at this location since 2017. Read more about it in the Daily Pilot here.

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Kevin Kwan Loucks has been appointed CEO of Chamber Music America, the national network of ensemble music professionals, located in New York City. Loucks is an accomplished musician, co-founder of Trio Celeste (2017 Emerging Artists Award, Orange County Arts Awards) and of Chamber Music OC. Read more about his appointment here.

ArtsOC news...

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This annual gathering of Orange County's arts community leaders--artists, arts leaders and arts patrons--is especially anticipated this year! Join us! Details here.

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