To: All Fiscal Year 2015 (FY15) Applicants
From: City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture, Gary Margolis Funding Program Manager
Re: FY15 Online Applications for Organizational Support Program (OSP) and Creative Communities San Diego Program (CCSD)
The online application for both programs is now available.
Additional workshops have been scheduled for December 9, 2013 (CCSD) and December 13, 2013 (OSP):
RSVP Your Attendance NOTE: If you attended one of the first round of workshops on November 26 or 27, you do not need to attend one of these.
Both workshops will be held at the following location:
City of San Diego Environmental Services Department
9601 Ridgehaven Court,San Diego, CA 92123-1636
The application dealine for both programs is January 31, 2014.
The following panel dates are VERY tentative and also assume that only one day will be needed for each panel:
- February 25, 2014 – CCSD Panel (Tue.)
- February 26, 2014 – OSP smaller groups Panel (Wed.)
- February 27, 2014 – OSP larger groups Panel (Thur.)
- March 21 – Commission Meeting + Appeals, if necessary
- April 15 – Mayor’s Budget Released
- April 18 – Commission Meeting – Finalize Recommendations
Thank you for your patience and cooperation in this transition year. Please email Gary Margolis at at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
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).