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.


2022 - 2023 Stockton Arts Grant

The City of Stockton Arts Commission (SAC) is now accepting applications for the 2022-2023 Stockton Arts Grant awards program. Stockton-based arts agencies, organizations, communities, individual artists, and art educators may submit applications for projects and programs that benefit the local community. The online application must be completed by Friday, May 19, 2023, at 12:00 p.m.

The SAC encourages project submissions that support and enable diverse arts and cultural programming that include activities, public engagement and access to various art forms throughout the community.

A total amount of $50,000 in grant funds will be awarded.  Grants to individual artists will not exceed $3,000, and grants for organizations will not exceed $20,000. Applicants may request any amount of funds. Grants awarded are typically between $1,000 and $10,000, with most grant awards falling between $1,000 and $5,000.

Awards will be made on a competitive basis for both large and small projects that are existing or new. All projects must offer a public presentation and take place within the city limits of the City of Stockton between June 2023 and December 2023.

Proposals are reviewed and grants awarded upon recommendation by the SAC. The SAC may recommend funding toward only a portion of the total project request, and the SAC may select which portion of the project request it will recommend for funding.

To learn more, please call (209) 937-8206 or email


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This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 5/1/2023