The City of Ojai is proud to be able to offer Art Grants each year as the budget allows. Previous recipients have been organizations like Celebrate Dance, Got Strings?, the Ojai Community Chorus, Ojai Studio Artists, the Ojai Music Festival, and Performances to Grow On. The grants, which are awarded each year at the December Ojai City Council meeting, help to ensure the vitality of the arts in the Ojai Valley.
The Arts Commission recommends to the City Council individuals or organizations to be recognized for service in the arts community. There are two awards: the Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award and the Hope Frazier Award. The Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award is given annually and the Hope Frazier Award is awarded as deemed appropriate by the Commission.