Far South/Border North provides grants to artists and cultural practitioners to support the creation of media, outreach, and engagement campaigns to increase public awareness of pressing challenges via a regional, open-call process. Grants are awarded through a competition open to individual artists and cultural practitioners, and nonprofit organizations, and units of governments to regrant to artists and cultural practitioners from San Diego and Imperial counties.

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Grantees will each receive direct funding, mentorship, and opportunities to contribute to public awareness campaigns. Direct funding of approximately $33,333 includes $25,000 for artist/cultural practitioner fees and $8,333 for project costs. Grantees will each be assigned to a Social Impact Hub, established to provide technical assistance, mentoring, and other support services that will assist the grantees through all phases of their creative process to develop and implement campaign projects.

Grantees will be expected to communicate, connect and support meaningful engagement with designated California Healthy Places Index communities over 12 months. Grantees will implement projects in San Diego and Imperial counties.

The FSBN application for individual artists and cultural practitioners launches in February 2023.

Note: The application for nonprofit organizations and units of governments to regrant to artists and cultural practitioners opens in May 2023.

Application Process

Round 1: Individual Artists and Cultural Practitioners

Activity Period

May 1, 2023
April 30, 2024


Apply for funding by March 22, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. local time

Two-part application process:


Part 1: Eligibility

Interested applicants are highly encouraged to complete Part 1 - Eligibility no later than March 17, to ensure ample time to receive eligibility verification and access to Part 2 - Qualifications, before the March 22 deadline. See PDF icon guidelines for details.


Part 2: Qualifications

Eligible applicants will receive an email notification with a link to Part 2 - Qualifications.


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