Arts and Cultural Fund

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Arts and Cultural Grants

Established as a provision in the Heart of the City specific plan, a public art in-lieu fee was created to assist in promoting art and cultural initiatives that enrich the artistic and educational climate of San Marcos.

Beginning in FY 2009-10 and each year thereafter, if funds are available, the City of San Marcos will make available funding to eligible organizations for the purposes of implementing artistic and cultural events and/or activities that generally benefit the San Marcos community. Applicant organizations must have been in existence for at least one year with a history of producing an art or cultural program. Organizations requesting funds must be community based, meaning at least 51% of the Board of Directors shall be made up of San Marcos residents, San Marcos business owners, employees of San Marcos businesses or a combination thereof.

The San Marcos City Council designated the San Marcos Community Foundation to implement the art and cultural grant program.

The 2017 application is now available.  Please click on "Go to Grant Forms" link below.

>>> Go to Grant Forms

SMCF CONTACT: Michael Gordon | (760) 744-1050 x3116 |