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Funding

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

OSP Panel Dates

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

CCSD Panel Dates

  • March 5-6, 2014
    Panel Agenda (PDF)
  • 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.

    OVERVIEW

    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).