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Accessibility Notice

Step 1

Before You Apply
Thank you for your interest in a Zellerbach Community Arts grant. Please review our Guidelines & Eligibility before applying. We also recommend that first time grantseekers attend an Applications Workshops.

Step 2

Familiarize Yourself with the Application

This is the information you will need to provide once in the online application portal. To submit, you need to complete the application questions, provide a work sample and upload supporting documents. Together, these three elements make a complete application.

  • Are you applying as an individual artist or an arts and culture organization?
  • Has this organization/artist received funding through Community Arts before?
  • Are you a 501c3 or using a fiscal sponsor?
  • Description of presenting organization/individual artist information (400 word suggested limit)
    • Briefly describe the applying organization’s history and mission or provide an individual artistic statement
    • Describe the ongoing organization activities or individual artist activities, including public presentations, artistic development, education, community engagement, and other programs
  • Project title
  • Project overview
    • Provide a 2-3 sentence overview (the what, who, where, when) of an upcoming project
  • Project description (600 word suggested limit)
    • Briefly describe this project and public event (the how and why) describing the artistic elements of the project and public event, the artistic medium or style being used in the project, and the relevance, urgency, and timeliness of the proposed work.
    • Briefly identify the artists participating in this project and public event, with brief biographical information indicating whether they are local to the Bay Area, and why they were chosen as collaborators on this project
  • Project primary discipline (drop down list provided in online application)
  • Project sub-discipline(s) (checklist provided in online application)
  • Total project budget
  • Community served (400 word suggested limit)
    • Describe the community served by your organization/this project and public event and how you intend to reach them
    • Describe how your organization/this project intentionally engages with the community and speaks to its history, culture, and current needs
    • Indicate whether this project promotes cultural equity, social justice, movement building, or place-based engagement
    • Who is your intended audience? Please check all that apply:
      • White
      • Black/African American
      • Latino/a/x
      • Asian American
      • Asian Pacific Islander
      • Indigenous
      • BIPOC
      • LGBTQIA2S+
      • Disabled
      • Immigrants
  • Grantseekers may submit up to three minutes of material for review. Work samples should be recent and relevant to the proposed project or illustrative of the work of the organization.
  • Up to two URL links are available for video and audio work samples; alternatively, JPEG or PDF documents may be uploaded.
  • Use work sample notes to indicate any password, cueing instructions, or relevant context.
  • Annual organization budget
  • Project budget
  • Memorandum of understanding (MOU), for fiscally sponsored applications only
  • Additional documents (optional) including one press clipping or one letter of recommendation

Step 3

Register for Access

Go to Fluxx, the online grant system, at zellerbach.fluxx.io to register for a user ID and password. Credentials will be sent via email within 2-3 business days. Please note your login information, as you will need it every time you access the grantee portal.

Step 4

Complete & Submit Your Application

Once you receive credentials, log into Fluxx and select the Community Arts application. After starting your application, you may save it and return later to complete and submit. Once you submit your application, you will no longer be able to edit.

Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the application due date. Late and/or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Translated application materials will be available in Chinese, Spanish and Tagalog (coming soon).

While translated application materials are available, only applications in English will be accepted.

If the written word or the English language are not accessible forms of communication for you, or if you have any other accessibility needs, please contact Margot.Melcon@zff.org about an alternative application format. It may be possible to present a visual or video version of the application if that is more comfortable for you.

Demographic information is requested for the purpose of internal learning and is not used in the evaluation of the application and is not a factor in determining the outcome of grant applications.

  • Is your organization leadership identified by the following – check all that apply:
  • Is your board leadership identified by the following (if applicable) – check all that apply:
  • Is the majority of your staff identified by the following – check all that apply:
  • Is the majority of your audience/community served identified by the following – check all that apply:
    • White
    • Black/African American
    • Latino/a/x
    • Asian American
    • Asian Pacific Islander
    • Indigenous
    • BIPOC
    • Immigrant