County launches Artsfund grants program for 2016

3 workshops this month with entry deadline March 1

A workshop will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. Jan. 6 at the Livermore Community Center to assist organizations in preparing grant applications for the 2016 ARTSFUND Grants Program, sponsored by the Alameda County Arts Commission.

The program supports all types of arts, including dance, literature, media arts, music, theater, visual arts, and multidisciplinary arts. Its purpose is to nurture a thriving environment for the arts, promote economic opportunities for Alameda County's artists and arts organizations, and encourage public participation in the arts.

Standard grants awards are $1,000-$2,000 each. The application deadline is March 1.

Last year's ARTSFUND program awarded grants to 48 nonprofit organizations throughout Alameda County. During the 2016 funding cycle, between 40-50 arts organizations may be awarded grants ranging in size from $1,000-$2,000.

Besides Livermore, workshops will be held from 3-4:30 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Fremont Main Library and Jan. 21 from 3-4:30 p.m. at the Alameda County Lakeside Plaza Building in Oakland.

Workshops are free, open to the public and no reservations are required.

Funding for the ARTSFUND Grants Program is provided by the County of Alameda, individual contributions submitted with County property tax payments and donations to the Foundation for the Arts in Alameda County.

More information can be found at the Arts Commission website


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Posted by Jo Schwan
a resident of Livermore
on Dec 30, 2015 at 1:38 pm

Regarding the arts fund program: I suggest the participants go on line and take a free personality assessment so they can better match their born gifts with the appropriate form of art. save time and money and get going faster and start having fun faster. wishing success to all. Jo

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