2021 City of Ojai Arts Commission Grants

(11/10/2021) Update: In the upcoming Ojai Arts Commission Meeting on Thursday, November 18th at 5pm, we will discuss Arts Grants allocations and provide a recommendation to Council for consideration and approval, among other pertinent tasks.

(10/17/2021) Update: Ojai Arts Commissioners are currently reviewing grant applications. Tune in to our next meeting on October21 at 5:00pm when grantees will each will offer a two minute presentation of their Grant. Commissioners will then have an opportunity to ask questions. This meeting will be available for viewing on the City’s website at; YouTube at, or on Spectrum Channel 10. The City encourages public participation. Members of the public may participate in this meeting electronically, via telewebinar software or by email.

(7/22/2021) Update: The grant application workshop will now be held on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at Ojai City Hall from 5:00-6:00 p.m. To attend, please RSVP by noon on Friday, August 13, 2021 to Luis Gomez, Art Commission Liaison, at 805 646-5581 ext. 301.


The following statement below was issued earlier this year.

The City of Ojai Arts Commission is pleased to announce that the 2022 Grant Program begins accepting applications on Thursday, July 15, 2021. The deadline for applications is Friday, September 3, 2021 and all applications and supporting materials must be received at City Hall by that time. Postmarks will not be accepted.

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, and the City of Ojai is proud to be able to offer Art Grants each year as the budget allows.

The Grants Program funds non-profit arts organizations and individual artists whose primary purpose is to produce or present arts and cultural programs, primarily in the City of Ojai. Arts Grants are made for one year and requirements include that grantees provide a dollar-for-dollar match for the amount requested funding and must complete their project within 2022.

A grant application workshop will be offered at Ojai City Hall or via Zoom on Wednesday, August 11 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. Only complete applications will be considered and all applicants are highly encouraged to attend this workshop to ensure they are meeting all the parameters and requirements of the application process. Past recipients of grants have found the workshop to be invaluable. Please RSVP by noon on Friday, August 6, 2021 to Luis Gomez, Art Commission Liaison, at 805 646-5581 ext. 301.

Goals of the Arts Grant Program include: encouraging artistic excellence; developing new audiences for the arts; promoting diversity in Ojai’s cultural life; promoting and encouraging arts and cultural activities in the City of Ojai; and encouraging community partnerships and artistic collaboration.

To obtain an application please click here . To obtain the guidelines please click here.