San Diego

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. 


Fiscal Year 2018 Funding Programs


The funding application process for FY18 is now closed.  Please check back for the FY19 application guidelines in October 2017.  The FY19 application funding cycle is for arts and culture programs or projects occurring between July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019.

Managing your organization's FY18 Contract

Organizational Support Program (OSP)

Creative Communities San Diego Program (CCSD)


Technical Assistance Library


Fiscal Year 2017 Funding Programs

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.