Funding For Arts and Culture Nonprofits

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. * Please note: the application deadline has passed.

Fiscal Year 2017 Funding Programs

Managing Your Fiscal Year 2017 Contract

Fiscal Year 2017 Request for Payment

Fiscal Year 2017 Funding Program Guidelines

The FY17 funding cycle is July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017* (Please note the application deadline for both funding programs has passed). In Fall 2016, the FY18 Funding Program Guidelines will be released.

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.  PDF icon Council Policy 100-03 governs the use of these taxes to promote the City, including support for San Diego's arts and culture programs and services.

Information about FY17 Funding Awards