The Santa Barbara Foundation is inviting applications to the Towbes Fund for the Performing Arts, which invests in, nurtures, and grows the arts sector by offering grants of up to $15,000 to arts groups and organizations serving Santa Barbara County.
Activities supported through the fund include the expansion of existing programs; pilot programs; the production, presentation, and preservation of exceptional works from a variety of artistic traditions; opportunities for participation in the arts that reflect the demographic diversity of Santa Barbara County; and collaborative efforts to leverage community access to performing arts opportunities.
Priority will be given to organizations able to demonstrate sustained and/or increased demand for their offerings; that are taking steps to sustain or expand organizational capacity to address demand for quality performances and art opportunities; whose volunteers, staff, and board demonstrate cultural competence; and that work to engage underserved communities across Santa Barbara County in the arts.
To be eligible, applicants must serve residents of Santa Barbara County and be tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code or have a fiscal sponsor with such status.
See the Santa Barbara Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.