Arts

Public Art Fund Grants

Overview

The Public Art Fund consists of revenues, which can include, but are not limited to, City of Livermore public works and private developer in-lieu fees, bequests, donations and funding acquired from other sources by the Commission for the Arts.

Support for community-based public art activities is awarded from the Public Art Fund through grant programs overseen by the Commission for the Arts. View a complete description of the Public Art Fund program.

Project and Program Grants

Grant support is available to artists and community organizations which provide projects, programs and services that advance the overall mission and goals of the Commission and the artsALIVE! Cultural Arts Master Plan. Applicants’ proposed projects and programs must meet the definition of public art activities as defined in the City’s Public Art Policy. Artists or organizations are eligible for grant awards of up to $5,000. The number of grants awarded each year will vary depending on the resources available.

Mini-Grants

Grant support is available on a monthly basis to artists and community organizations which provide activities and services that advance the overall mission and goals of the Commission for the Arts . Applicants’ projects must meet the definition of public art activities as defined in the City’s Public Art Policy. Artists or organizations are eligible for grant awards of up to $1,000. The number of grants awarded each month will vary depending on the resources available.

Applications, using the official grant application form, must be received by the City’s Community Development Department by 5pm, or postmarked at a U.S. Post Office, on the first day of the month. Final grant awards will be announced within sixty days of submission.

High School Senior Awards

The Commission for the Arts, in order to support and further the education of Livermore students in the arts, has established annual scholarships of $200 each to be awarded to three worthy graduating seniors in the area of Performing Arts, Visual Arts, and Literary Arts at each of the comprehensive high schools (Granada and Livermore High Schools) and three from the alternative schools (Del Valle, Phoenix, and Vineyard High Schools) in the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District.

Applications are available each January.  You may obtain one at the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District website www.livermoreschools.com, from the high school career centers, or at the Livermore Joint Unified School District Office.

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