ACSO and 18 ACSO Members Receive Nearly $1.3 Million in California Arts Council Grants

On December 23, 2022, the California Arts Council (CAC) announced its second round (Cycle B) of grant awards for 2022, awarding more than $41 million across 900 grants supporting artists, culture bearers, and cultural workers throughout the state of California.

All told, the projected sum of grants to be awarded for 2022’s regular program funding cycle is more than $72 million—the biggest annual investment in the California Arts Council’s 46-year history, largely supported by the $40 million one-time boost in support for the agency’s creative youth and arts education development programs.

Cycle B’s programs include five funding opportunities for arts education and creative youth development, and related arts workforce development. Additionally, the cycle offered funding opportunities for administering organizations to regrant funds for folk and traditional arts and individual artists fellowship programs. Operational support for statewide and regional arts service organizations and networks was also available during this round of grant funding. See the full announcement here.

ACSO Executive Director Sarah Weber said, "ACSO is thrilled to see such an incredible financial investment by the State of California through the California Arts Council (CAC) in developing today's youth into the professional artists and arts supporters of tomorrow. California orchestras have long been important providers of music education and the CAC's most recent grant cycle demonstrates the state's confidence in and support of orchestras to continue this critical service on behalf of young people in communities around the state."

In the 2022 Cycle B grant round, ACSO and 18 of our organizational members have received grants totaling $1,292,985.

Congratulations to the following ACSO Members: Berkeley Symphony Orchestra, California Symphony Orchestra, The Colburn School, Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles, Long Beach Symphony, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Jewish Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, Music in the Mountains, Napa Valley Youth Symphony, New West Symphony, Ojai Music Festival, Pacific Symphony, Redlands Symphony, San Bernardino Symphony, San Diego Youth Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, and Santa Rosa Symphony. See their grant categories and award amounts below. 

Arts Education - Artists in Schools
Support for projects integrating community arts partners as part of the regular school day.

  • Berkeley Symphony Orchestra - $54,000
  • Music in the Mountains - $54,000
  • Ojai Music Festival - $57,000
  • San Francisco Symphony - $60,000

Arts Education - Exposure
Support for student attendance at arts performances and exhibits.

  • The Colburn School - $54,000
  • Long Beach Symphony - $57,000
  • Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra - $54,000
  • Los Angeles Jewish Symphony - $57,000
  • Los Angeles Philharmonic Association - $57,000
  • Music in the Mountains - $54,000
  • New West Symphony - $54,000
  • Redlands Symphony - $50,985
  • San Bernardino Symphony - $54,000
  • San Francisco Symphony - $54,000
  • Santa Rosa Symphony - $54,000

Creative Youth Development
Support for arts projects for youth outside of traditional school hours.

  • California Symphony Orchestra - $36,000
  • Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles - $38,000
  • Los Angeles Philharmonic Association - $38,000
  • Music in the Mountains - $38,000
  • Napa Valley Youth Symphony - $38,000
  • New West Symphony - $38,000
  • Pacific Symphony - $38,000
  • San Bernardino Symphony - $38,000
  • San Diego Youth Symphony - $38,000
  • Santa Rosa Symphony - $38,000

Statewide and Regional Networks
Support for arts service organizations and networks.

  • Association of California Symphony Orchestras - $45,000
  • The Colburn School - $45,000
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