As part of the Center for Cultural Innovation’s (CCI) efforts to support new arts leadership with support from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Investing in Tomorrow Organizational Grants is a new, one-time grant program that will invest $105,000 in bold ideas by individuals at California nonprofit or fiscally sponsored arts organizations that have the potential to re-shape the future of the arts sector in exciting and important ways. 


Who is eligible to apply:

Grant applications must meet the following criteria to be eligible for funding:

  • Applicants must be a 501(c)3 or fiscally sponsored arts organization based and operating in California.
  • There is no limit to the number of applications each organization can submit; however, grants are limited to one per organization.
  • Project lead(s) must be culturally diverse (i.e., diversity in many forms, including but not limited to socio-economic background, education level, ethnicity, gender, or geographically underserved communities) and/or early- to mid-level arts professional (i.e., promising, rather than already demonstrated, leadership). Project lead(s) must be formally affiliated with the applicant organization (i.e., full- or part-time employment, board member, actively contracted consultant, but not volunteers).
  • Applications must be authored by project lead(s) so as to reflect their ambitions for shaping the future in ways that are important to them. Applications will require the signature of the project lead(s) and two different signatures of the heads of the organization (both the Director and a board member).
  • Projects must meet one (or more) of the priority issue areas of Investing in Tomorrow. (There is no limit to the number of priority areas projects may address, but it is advisable to identify the most relevant as applications will be judged on the merits of responding to every selected issue area.)
  • Applications must convey concrete ways that the project can influence change in the nonprofit arts sector. (Caveat: Real change can happen without a lot of money but, at the same time, we recognize that project ambitions should also reflect what is actually possible at this grant amount and amount of time.)
  • Projects must be able to be fully implemented within a one-year grant term. (Grantees will be expected to report on early signs and stages of field change, even though the long-term effects may not be realized until much later.)

Ineligibility: Current grantee organizations participating in William and Flora Hewlett Foundation’s Arts Leadership Forward program are not eligible so as to distribute funding beyond this cohort more broadly.

Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements may request up to $7,500. This is a one-time grant opportunity that aims to support 14 projects for a total investment of $105,000.


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CALL FOR ART: Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition 2017

Artwork entries are now being accepted for the fifth annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition and Juried Exhibition, which will be held in September at the Oasis of Mara in Twentynine Palms, next to Joshua Tree National Park Headquarters. 

Deadline for entry submissions for the juried exhibition is Saturday, July 15, 2017, by 11:59 p.m. PT. Artwork must depict or be inspired by the unique aspects of Joshua Tree National Park or its cultural history. Artists may enter up to three (3) artwork entries for an entry fee of $35, and images of the artwork and entry fees can be submitted online. Complete guidelines and entry form are available at

Approximately 50 to 60 artists will be selected for the honor of exhibiting in the show, which will be on display at the historic 29 Palms Art Gallery for the month of September, with an awards reception set forSaturday night, Sept. 16.

Artists’ work will be for sale during the show, and they will be included in an exhibition catalogue and eligible for one of several cash awards totaling $5,000. Entry is open to national and international visual artists age 18 and over. The artist’s work can be 2D or 3D and must be original and created within the last five (5) years.

In addition to the exhibition, the Art Expo weekend celebration is set for Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 16 and 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at various venues at the Oasis of Mara. The event will include an Art Market, booths, live music, food and beverages on the lawn at 29 Palms Inn; art classes, demonstrations, and the exhibition at 29Palms Art Gallery; demonstrations at 29 Palms Creative Center; interpretive walks and talks at Joshua Tree National Park Oasis Visitor Center and the Oasis of Mara, and more. 

A complimentary 10x10 booth space will be offered for juried artists to sell additional art during the Art Expo weekend’s Art Market. Other artists may participate in the Art Market for a $50 booth fee.

The Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition is presented by Joshua Tree National Park Council for the Arts, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and local sponsors and partners. For more information, visit the website, or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


The Art of Dreaming

May 1, 2017
Published in Opportunities


Calling all Artists and Performers! 



We need art donations and live performances to support DREAMers of Cal State San Bernardino

The Art of Dreaming, an exhibition showcasing art pieces made with recycled materials, created by CSUSB DREAMers and allies, will take place at The Garcia Center for the Arts in San Bernardino, CA. Topics of the show are centered around the experiences of being an undocumented student or ally.

Opening reception May 22, 2017 with the show running through early June 3rd, with a gala reception and silent auction.

Local artists, performers, and community members are invited to participate and attend.
The money raised at the auction will be disbursed into an emergency scholarship fund for CSUSB’s undocumented students in dire need of financial assistance.

This is a call for artists to donate additional art pieces to join the collection and auction, and a call for performers to participate during the final closing ceremony and gala event. We encourage all artists to come as a community and support this effort. This opportunity is an expression of unity, art, and networking.

All art contributions will be carefully considered to be presented in the silent auction. Art performances can be musical, spoken word, live art creation, poetry readings, etc. 

Artists interested in donating art/performing, and for more information & special accommodations, please contact:
Francisco Rodriguez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or
Alondra Martinez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
We ask that all ideas for submissions be sent via email by May 19.

Participants will include artist/poet Juan Delgado, Professor Liliana Gallegos, local artists/performers, and CSUSB student organizations such as The TransCultural Commons Collective, Mass Productions, and The Coyote Pack.

Important Dates:
Opening reception: May 22nd; 4-6:00 p.m.
Art exhibition: May 22nd through June 3rd (subject to museum operating hours)
Closing ceremony, live performances, and silent auction: June 3rd; 4-6:00pm
The Garcia Center for the Arts daily hours: M-Th 9am-12pm (closed Fridays and Sundays)

Grants for Youth Art Programs offered in Twentynine Palms
The Public Arts Advisory Committee (PAAC) of the City of Twentynine Palms is offering small grants to support Youth and The Arts programs in 2017.
The PAAC has a fund of $4,000 for Youth and The Arts programs being conducted in 2017. Individual grants of up to $1,000 are available, depending on the scope of the program and availability of funds. 
Deadline for submitting grant applications is Monday, February 6. Grant awards will be announced the first week in April.
The PAAC’s goal is to nurture, enhance, and encourage the community’s participation in the arts by providing financial support for art programs for the youth of Twentynine Palms and MCAGCC.
Organizations, individuals, groups, clubs, or businesses that benefit the youth of Twentynine Palms are invited to apply. The PAAC particularly encourages cooperative ventures among cultural groups to provide programs that give youth experience in a variety of the visual and performing arts, including art, music, dance, theatre, and writing.
Complete guidelines for grant applications are available on the Art in Public Places page at The application process is relatively simple, requiring a brief written proposal describing the proposed arts program.
Grant applications can be submitted to the PAAC City liaison Jon Beard via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on or before the first Monday in February. For questions or more information, contact Jon Beard at (760) 910-3888, available Monday through Thursday.
Art in Public Places and Youth and The Arts programs are administered by the Public Arts Advisory Committee of the City of Twentynine Palms.

“Winter Blues: Desert Moods and Shades”

Artwork due Jan. 6 at Twentynine Palms Visitor Center & Gallery

ReimagineIt Grant

December 12, 2016
Published in Opportunities

Artfully Reimagined is passionate about doing their part to help the planet and encouraging others to do the same.

In addition to providing a venue for artists who work with disposable items to showcase and sell their works, they pledge to donate 5 percent of their profits to a mini-grant program to launch and support careers in the inspiring world of repurposed art.

There is no deadline for mini-grant applications, and it’s easy to determine if you or someone you know is eligible. Just download the prospectus. Grant awards range between $100 and $500. More information at:

Artwork due Jan. 6 at Twentynine Palms Visitor Center & Gallery

Winter Blues: Desert Moods and Shades” is the theme for the winter Art in Public Places exhibition at Twentynine Palms Visitor Center & Gallery and Chamber of Commerce, 73484 29 Palms Hwy. in downtown Twentynine Palms. The exhibition will be on display January 13 to March 31, 2017.

Desert artists are invited to submit an original piece of art for possible inclusion in the group exhibition. Artwork must be delivered to the visitor center gallery on In/Out day, Friday, Jan. 6, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Artists with work in the previous show also should pick up their artwork on this day. Artists unable to make this time can request an alternate delivery time by calling (760) 367-3445 any weekday prior to Jan. 6.

The theme “Winter Blues: Desert Moods and Shades” is meant to create an exhibition of artwork showcasing winter, thereby disproving the maxim of “no seasons,” as the desert is definitely different in winter. The colors of winter in the desert are dramatically different from those of hot summer days. And while winter skies bring the hope of rain that will nourish spring wildflowers, they also bring short days and seasonal moods.

Artwork must address the theme and can express it in painting, drawing, photography, mixed media, or three-dimensional work. All work must be ready to hang with professional wire or mount on a pedestal, must be offered for sale, and must be suitable for viewing by the public.

An opening reception is planned for Friday, Jan.13, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., with live music and refreshments.

The visitor center gallery is open daily at 73484 29 Palms Hwy. at the corner of Desert Queen Avenue in downtown Twentynine Palms. Art in Public Places exhibitions are hosted by the Public Arts Advisory Committee (PAAC) of the City of Twentynine Palms.

For questions or more information, contact PAAC liaison Jon Beard at (760) 367-7562 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Art Night is a series of pop-up galleries showcasing the creative and artistic abilities of local artists in a collective effort to bring art, music and entertainment to downtown.

Art Night is intended to encourage creative thinking, stimulate conversation, inspire artists and enliven the community.  


  •   Artists must be 18 years and older, unless supervised by a responsible adult.

  •   Artists must be a resident of San Bernardino or Riverside County.

  •   Artwork must be original and have been executed and owned by the artist whose name appears in the online entry registration.

  •   Textiles, such as T-shirts and scarves, must be original work and cannot contain reference to Art Night.

  •   No items which are ingested or placed on the skin can be demonstrated, exhibited or sold. (Examples: Soaps and Lotions)

  •   Artwork must have been completed within the last three (3) years.

  •   There is no entree fee; however, if the artist plans to sell artwork, they must have a California State Sellers Permit and obtain a 1-day sales permit ($12.00) from City of San Bernardino Business Registration Office. Permit must be displayed at your space on the evening of the event. The application is attached.

  •   All artwork should embrace the spirit of Art Night as a community event. The Community Development Director has sole discretion to approve all artwork before it is displayed

  •   Artists may demonstrate techniques within their exhibit space (Example: Painting On-Site or Metal Working).

  • The City of San Bernardino, its employees and volunteers are not responsible for the contents, facilities, or individuals

    associated with Art Night.

  • No commercial goods for resale or consigned goods will be allowed.

  • Artists must provide their own flame retardant pop-up, chairs, tables and other display equipment. A 10ft x10ft, 10ft x 20ft or a 10ft x 30ft space will be provided.

  • There will not be access to electricity at the event. You may bring a generator if needed for your exhibit. Here are Four (4) pre-approved types of generators: 1. Champion Power Equipment 75537i, 3100 Watt 2. Honda EU20001, 2000 Watt 3. WEN 56352, 3000 Watts 4. Smarter Tools STAP-2000iQ, 1600 Watts

  • All transaction will take place directly between the artists and the customer.

  • Artist spaces must be staffed at all times for the protection of the artists and their work. The City of San Bernardino will not be responsible for any lost, damaged or stolen items, including but not limited to artworks and/or personal affects.

  • Artists may only promote their artwork within the exhibit . Solicitation beyond the exhibit is discouraged.

  • Artists are responsible for the setup, take down and clean up of their space. Any violation of this will prohibit them from participating in the future. Setup will be from 12pm (Noon) to 4:30pm, and Tear Down will be from 8pm to 10pm.

  • Food items will not be allowed for sale through artist booths, but food trucks will be available.


  • The City of San Bernardino retains the right to reject any application that does not meet these guidelines.

    Questions? Please contact Stephanie Sanchez in Community Development (909) 384-7272 X3343 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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