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Organizational Support Program (OSP)
(FY15 OSP Application Deadline was January 31, 2014)

Creative Communities San Diego (CCSD) Program
(FY15 CCSD Application Deadline was January 31, 2014)


Ridgehaven Auditorium - 9601 Ridgehaven Court, San Diego, CA 92123

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

After the workshop, staff will be available to offer you individualized assistance. Please make an appointment by contacting Gary Margolis at

Staff will also review and accept completed contracts if everything is ready and an authorized signatory signs documents as required.

Please RSVP by July 18, 2014 to:

Following are links to the application Workshops presentations that were recently held:
  • OSP Workshop Presentation (PDF)
  • CCSD Workshop Presentation (PDF)
  • NEW APPLICANTS: If you are a new applicant, please make sure to visit the links below (OSP and CCSD) so that you know for which program you are eligible to apply.


    The City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture annually awards funds to support the city's nonprofit arts and culture organizations and projects implemented by a variety of nonprofit organizations. These funds are awarded through two competitive application processes.

    The Organizational Support Program (OSP) provides operational support to San Diego’s nonprofit arts and culture organizations.

    The Creative Communities San Diego Program (CCSD) provides project-specific support to a variety of San Diego’s nonprofit organizations.

    Funding for both of these programs comes from the Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT), a tax levied on individuals who stay overnight in the city's hotels, motels and other lodging establishments. Council Policy 100-03 (PDF) governs the use of these taxes to promote the city, including support for San Diego's arts and culture programs and services.

    Please find a list of alternate sources of funding here (PDF).