Arts Grant Opportunities

Public Art Enhancement Grants Program

This program makes grants annually to Stockton-based nonprofit arts organizations, artists, arts educators, and artist teams for site-based arts projects in Stockton – to strengthen public art opportunities in Stockton and highlight the talent of local artists. Since 2003, the SAC has awarded nearly $1,000,000 in grants to help nonprofit arts organizations, artists (including student artists), art educators, and collaborations serving a diverse community.


2020 Stockton Arts Endowment Grants Program - Extended Deadline

The SAC is accepting applications for the 2020 Arts Grants program.

  • Grant Applications Open - October 19, 2019
  • Grant Applications Extended Deadline - December 6, 2019, at 11:59 p.m.

***Please note: Mandatory workshop attendance is no longer an eligibility requirement.

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The first step for nonprofit arts organizations, artists (including student artists), art educators, and collaborative proposals is to review the Stockton Arts Endowment Grant Guidelines packet providing potential applicants instructions and information. Review online grant application form here


The grants support, stimulate, and strengthen the Arts in Stockton. Grants are awarded in increments from $1,000 to $10,000. A total of $50,000 in grant funds are available to be awarded to artistically excellent projects in various artistic disciplines that support public engagement with and access to the Arts within the city of Stockton.


The Stockton Arts Endowment (SAE) grant is the principal grants program for the SAC. Through project-based funding, the SAE grant program supports Stockton-based arts agencies, arts organizations, artist communities, individual artists (including student artists), and arts educators in the development and public presentation of projects that integrate arts, culture, and design activities into efforts that benefit our local communities.


To learn more, please call (209) 937-8504 or email



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