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Performing Arts Additional Resources for Organizations and Artists

In order to reach a broad constellation of organizations and artists, the Hewlett Foundation invests in a variety of organizations that provide grants and technical assistance to arts organizations and artists. For more information about funding and other opportunities offered by our grantees, please visit the websites below.

Alliance for California Traditional Arts
The Alliance for California Traditional Arts is dedicated to supporting and sustaining folk and traditional arts at the statewide level.

Arts Council for Monterey County
The Arts Council for Monterey County provides promotional, technical, and financial support to nurture and promote access to all arts disciplines throughout Monterey County.

Arts Council Napa Valley
Arts Council Napa Valley provides leadership that unites, supports, and enhances Napa County’s arts and culture community.

Arts Council Santa Cruz County
Arts Council Santa Cruz County seeks to promote, connect, and invest in the arts, stimulating creativity and vibrancy in Santa Cruz County.

Arts Loan Fund
Administered by Northern California Grantmakers, the Arts Loan Fund provides quick-turnaround, low-cost financial assistance to arts organizations located in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, Sacramento, San Mateo, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, and Sonoma counties, and to individual artists located in the cities of Oakland and San Francisco.

Bay Area Video Coalition
The Bay Area Video Coalition inspires social change by empowering media makers to develop and share diverse stories through art, education, and technology.

Center for Cultural Innovation
The Center for Cultural Innovation promotes knowledge sharing, networking, and financial independence for individual artists and creative entrepreneurs.

Creative Work Fund
Administered by the Walter and Elise Haas Fund, the Creative Work Fund is a commissioning program for individual artists and nonprofit organizations in Northern California to create new works through collaboration.

Dancers’ Group
Dancers' Group is the primary dance service organization of the San Francisco Bay Area, serving artists, the dance community, and audiences through programs and services.

Djerassi Resident Artists Program
The Djerassi Resident Artists Program supports individual artists through residencies to provide uninterrupted time for work, reflection, and collegial interaction in a setting of great natural beauty.

East Bay Community Foundation
The East Bay Community Foundation mobilizes financial resources and community leadership to transform the lives of people in the East Bay with pressing needs.

Emerging Arts Professionals/San Francisco Bay Area
Emerging Arts Professionals/San Francisco Bay Area is a regional network focused on empowerment, leadership, and growth of next generation arts and culture workers through knowledge sharing, learning opportunities, and partnerships.

Frameline
Frameline supports independent LGBT filmmakers through grants, awards, and training, which help ensure that new LGBT films make it to the screen.

genARTS Silicon Valley
genARTS Silicon Valley, a program of Silicon Valley Creates, is dedicated to supporting a network of emerging leaders; preparing and developing its members; and advocating on behalf of tomorrow’s arts leadership community locally, regionally, and nationally.

Headlands Center for the Arts
The Headlands Center for the Arts is a multidisciplinary, international arts center that supports artists, the creative process, and the development of innovative ideas and artwork through artist residencies and other programs.

Horizons Foundation
The Horizons Foundation is an LBGT community foundation that provides grants to nonprofit organizations in nine counties in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Margaret Jenkins Dance Company
The Margaret Jenkins Dance Company is dedicated to the making and touring of new work; international exchange; and programs that support process, choreographic mentorship, and performance opportunities, including its Choreographers in Mentorship Exchange (CHIME) program.

Montalvo Arts Center
The Montalvo Arts Center is a multidisciplinary arts center that engages people in the creative process. Its Lucas Artists Residency Program offers local, national, and international artists time and space to develop their practices.

Native Cultures Fund
Administered by the Humboldt Area Foundation, the Native Cultures Fund supports the renaissance of California Native American arts, culture, sacred sites, and cultural transmission between generations through grants to artists and organizations.

Northern California Community Loan Fund
Northern California Community Loan Fund provides affordable loans, technical assistance, and training programs to nonprofit organizations in Northern California. It specializes in assisting organizations that are seeking to acquire affordable program or office space.

Playwrights Foundation
The Playwrights Foundation is a new play development center that supports writers at all levels through multiple free or low-cost programs.

Queer Cultural Center
The Queer Cultural Center is a multiracial community-building organization that fosters the artistic, economic and cultural development of the Bay Area’s LGBT community by offering support services and commissioning opportunities to queer artists.

San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music
San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music supports Bay Area performers, composers, and presenters of early music, chamber music, jazz, new music, and creative music.

San Mateo County Arts Commission
The San Mateo County Arts Commission provides financial support for arts organizations, art projects, and K-12 teachers leading arts education activities in San Mateo County.

Silicon Valley Creates
Silicon Valley Creates seeks to ignite investment and engagement in arts and creativity in Silicon Valley.

Theatre Bay Area
Theatre Bay Area is the region’s service organization, dedicated to promoting the visibility and viability of theater in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation
The Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation’s Special Awards in the Arts is a commissioning grants program for new works by individual artists in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Zellerbach Family Foundation
The Zellerbach Family Foundation’s Community Arts Fund supports individual artists and small budget organization in San Francisco, Contra Costa, and Alameda counties, in the fields of dance, theater, visual arts, music, festivals, poetry, literature, and publications.