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October 2, 2013

ARPIE 5-10K Grants - GET YOURS! Deadline October 30, 2013

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The Community Foundation Serving the Counties of Riverside and San Bernardino (TCF) received funding from The James Irvine Foundation for the Arts Regranting Program/ Inland Empire (ARPIE) which will provide risk capital to small and micro arts organizations in the two-county region to experiment with arts engagement activities. The Arts Program goal is to promote engagement in the arts for all Californians: Arts engagement that embraces and advances the diverse way that we experience the arts and that strengthens our ability to thrive together in a dynamic and complex social environment. The regranting funds are for small arts organizations in the Inland Empire (note that Mountain Regions and High Desert areas can also apply) to experiment with new approaches to arts engagement. Grants are intended as risk-capital for very small arts organizations, agencies, art collectives and groups to pilot projects that focus on

1) reaching low-income and/or ethnically diverse populations that have been traditionally underserved by nonprofit arts organizations,

2) offering active engagement in the arts in which participants are making or practicing art, and/or

3) using nontraditional arts venues such as churches, store fronts and shopping malls, or open lots and other spaces not typically designated for arts use that are easily accessible and familiar to the public.


Eligibility • Nonprofit, public benefit organizations with evidence of tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and not classified as a private foundation. • Organizations that have been in operation for at least three years. • Organizations must have an annual operating budget less than $100,000. • Organizations that have a mission statement that clearly delineate it as an arts organization. • Organizations must be located in, and have primary programs delivered in Riverside or San Bernardino County. • Groups or individual artists that are not incorporated but can utilize a fiscal sponsor.

2013 Submission Deadline Applications due: October 30, 2013. Decisions announced by: November 25, 2013. Grant awards will range from $5,000 to $10,000. The grant performance period will begin on December 1, 2013 to May 30, 2014. Grantees will participate in a mandatory planned Presentation Phase of ARPIE. Presentations for the Presentation Phase, events that will highlight the projects of ARPIE grantees, should occur by June 15, 2014. Informational sessions regarding the grant opportunity will be held at the locations below.

RSVP to Denisha Shackelford at (951) 241-7777 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at least 2 working days before the workshop.

October 7, Monday, 3-5pm Joshua Tree Community Center 6171 Sunburst Street Joshua Tree, CA 92252 Co-sponsored by Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council, Inc. and Arts Connection

October 8, Tuesday, 3-5pm California Theatre of Performing Art 562 W. 4th San Bernardino, CA 92401 California Room Co-sponsored by California Theatre and Arts Connection

October 9, Wednesday, 10-12noon Knickerbocker Mansion Country Inn 869 Knickerbocker Road Big Bear Lake, CA 92315 Co-sponsored by Arts Council of Big Bear Valley and Arts Connection

Download full Grant Guidelines and Application below.

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San Bernardino, CA 92410

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