OCA  City of San Jose, Office of Cultural Affairs

Organization Development Grants

Note: As a result of revenue shortfalls, this program will not be offered during the 2009-2010 fiscal year.

Organization Development Grants support improvement of long-term organizational sustainability through the building of management and program capacity. The Grants pilot is comprised of Technical Assistance Grants and Professional Development Scholarships, both of which are offered several times a year, contingent on the availability of funds. The program is open to arts organizations and artist ensembles that meet the eligibility requirements.

Technical Assistance Grants support projects intended to allow an arts organization or artist ensemble to acquire or enhance specific capabilities, expertise or practical knowledge that will be embedded within the group in order to improve its governance, management and administration, revenue development of all kinds, and program development and delivery.

Professional Development Scholarships support attendance by members of a group’s board and staff—paid or volunteer—at professional conferences, workshops, seminars, classes and other professional development opportunities organized by third parties and directly related to organizational governance, effective management, revenue development, and program development and delivery.

Alternative Source of Support for Professional Development
San Jose artists and arts administrators should contact the Creative Capacity Fund, which has been relaunched by the Center for Cultural Innovation to provide financial support for the professional development needs of artists and arts administrators in several Bay Area communities, including San Jose.

No pre-application workshops are scheduled as Organization Development Grant applications are not being solicited in 2009-2010.

Note: All application deadlines are at 5 PM.

Technical Assistance Grants:
Applications are not being accepted in 2009-2010.

Applications are not being accepted in 2009-2010

2008-09 Organization Development Grant Applications
Provided for information only.



For current Technical Assistance Grantees:

For current Scholarship Grantees:

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Last Modified: 11.05.10