ACPC Grants

The Arts Council of Placer County (ACPC) promotes and advocates for all arts across Placer County to enrich and help develop the artistic culture of our region of Northern California and beyond.

ACPC Community Grants Program

As the designated Arts Partner for Placer County and the California Arts Council, one designated scope of work is to administer these funds each fiscal year, as needed, and specified in our contracts with both the agencies listed above. Since 2018, over $500,000 has been awarded through the ACPC Community Grants Program, thanks largely in part to funding from Placer County and the California Arts Council, in addition to private donations.

The process of applying and receiving these funds has been approved for 2024, with new categories, eligibility and a weighted points system that will be utilized to establish a priority funding system of disbursement. Events and projects typically need to take place during the times listed. However, for those projects or events that require pre-funding, you can apply for a period in advance.

ACPC Grant Workshops

Jan 31st Noon-1pm. & Feb 26th Noon-1pm

Join ACPC for our 2024 Grants Workshop online via Zoom to learn about the new criteria and process to apply for funds. Jan 31st Noon-1pm. & Feb 26th Noon-1pm. Click below to Join Us!

ACPC’s new and reworked 2024 Grant Application is now open and ready for grant requests. Begin by reading the Grant Application Instructions.

To apply for a grant, please begin by reading the Grant Application Instructions below.  
You may receive a request for more information when the application is received.

Grant Recipients

The following tabs list the grant recipients who have been chosen over the years.

  • ACCESS Dance
  • Almost Free To All, Inc.
  • Auburn Symphony
  • Brian Michael HasseQ
  • Code Bear Media
  • Colla Voce of the Sierra
  • Creekview Ranch PTA
  • Eich Middle School
  • For The Love of Art Gallery
  • Metal Arts Academy
  • Natascha Allen
  • Northern California Children’s Chorus
  • Placer Artists Tour
  • Placer Community Theater
  • PPC Entertainment/The Pops Chorale and Orchestra
  • ReCreate
  • Sierra Vista Center, Inc.
  • ACCESS Dance, Inc
  • Art League of Lincoln
  • Auburn Hip Hop Congress, Inc.
  • Auburn Winds
  • Community of Writers
  • For The Love of Art Gallery
  • Foresthill Community DevelopmentCouncil
  • Gold Country Writers
  • Lake Tahoe Dance Collective
  • Lincoln Theatre Company
  • North Tahoe Arts
  • Placer Artists Tour
  • Pop and Go Puppets
  • Roseville Police Activities League
  • Roseville Theatre Arts Academy
  • Skyridge Parent Teacher Club (PTC)
  • Take Note Troupe
  • The Cowpoke Foundation
  • Auburn Symphony
  • Auburn Winds
  • Blue Line Arts
  • Rocklin Elementary
  • Maria Montessori Charter Academy
  • MA Series Arts
  • Melissa Whitney
  • Metal Arts Academy
  • Quarry Trail Parent Teacher Club
  • Roseville Historical Society
  • Sun City Lincoln Hills Ceramic Arts Group
  • Tafoya Film & Media LLC
  • The Classic Theater
  • The Stage
  • Wellness Within Cancer Support Services
  • ACCESS Dance Program
  • Auburn Union School District
  • Lake Tahoe Dance Collective
  • Leadership Auburn Class of 2022
  • Lincoln Theater Company
  • Northern California Dance Conservatory
  • Oakmont Parents Club
  • Patricia Caspers
  • Placer Artists Tour #2
  • PPC Entertainment (Placer Pops Choral)
  • Rockstar Music Academy
  • Stay Creative Studios
  • Twelve Bridges High School (Deborah Pratt)

Click on the organization below to visit their website and learn more.

Access Dance Program
Amy Reed
Art League of Lincoln
Artisan Mind
Auburn State Theater
Auburn Symphony
Auburn Winds
Auburn Winter Storytelling Festival
Blue Line Arts
Caged Bird Radio
City of Auburn Arts Commission
City of Colfax
Colfax Area Chamber of Commerce
City of Roseville Library
Cowpoke Foundation
Evangeline Edwards
Foresthill Community Development Council
Franklin Elementary SDC Class
Gold Country Images
Halau Hula Pono
Innervoice Media
Jay Gonzo Effect
John Adams Academy
Kevin Foster
Lake Tahoe Dance Collective
Loomis L.I.F.E. Center
Metal Works Academy
Northern California Dance Conservancy
Northern California Children’s Chorus
Patricia Caspers Ross
On Native Ground
Penryn Workshop – Worldstroke
Placer Repertory Theater
Ray Gonzales Artworks
Rocklin Fine Arts
Rocklin Unified School District
Rockstar Academy
Roseville High Music Boosters
Sikhs of Placer County
Take Note Troupe
Tess Forsyth
Wellness Foundation

Anita Menon
Anthony Gill & Gabe Gonzales
Art Studio Trek
Arts Action Academy
Arts Education in the Schools – 19 Mini Grants
Auburn State Theatre
Auburn Symphony
Auburn Winter Storytelling Festival
Beats, Lyrics, Leaders
Blue Line Arts
City of Rocklin Parks and Recreation
Cowpoke Foundation
Dreamlight Theatre
EJS Dance
Foothills Ceramics Arts Museum
Fortuneteller Films
High Hand Art Gallery
Katie’s Creations
Lake Tahoe Dance Collective
Living Ancestors Production
North Tahoe Arts
Petite Picasso Art Camps
Placer Repertory Theatre
Rocklin Academy of Dance
Rocklin Fine Arts
Roseville Police Athletics League
Roseville Theatre Arts Academy
Sierra Journal
Tri-City Little League Mural Program
Wellness Within

Access Dance Program
Arts Experience at Gold Country Fair
Arts for the Schools
Auburn Airport Events
Auburn Arts Commission
Auburn Symphony
Auburn Winds
Auburn Winter Storytelling Festival
Blue Line Arts
Community of Writers at Squaw Valley
Gold Country Writers
Hemingway 120th Birthday Celebration
Lake Tahoe Dance Collective, INC
Lake Tahoe Music Festival
Lincoln Theater Company
Maidu Independent Theater
North Tahoe Arts
Patricia Caspers – Artist
Reinvent the Runway
Roseville Friends of the Library
Roseville Historical Society
Southside Unlimited – Work of Art Program
The Cowpoke Foundation
Wellness Within

Art League of Lincoln- Art Shows
Arts Auction Academy Summer Camp
Auburn Arts Commission- Music Around
Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center
Auburn Winter Storytelling Festival
Auburn Symphony
Auburn Recreation District- Concert Series
Auburn Recreation District- String Fling
Blue Line Arts- Symphony Nights
City of Lincoln- Mural Project
City of Rocklin- Public Art Ore Cart Project
Dominic Felipe Gutierrez- Mini Maker Faire
Keaton’s Child Cancer Alliance Art Project
Lake Tahoe Dance Collective
Lake Tahoe Music Festival
Maidu Independent Theater
North Tahoe Arts
Northern California Dance Conservatory
Placer Community Theater Town
The Forgotten Soldier Project
Take Note Troupe- Shakespeare Performances
The Cowpoke Foundation- Cowboy Poetry
Sierra College Press- Sierra Journal

Grant Categories


After-School Arts Education in Schools

Available for artists or educators for programs promoting arts education, such as seminars, classes, special projects, teaching tools, etc. Schools are not eligible to apply but may apply through a group such as a Parent-Teacher Association. Teacher grants, including arts and music teachers, are designed specifically to allow them to purchase supplies for ongoing or specific arts projects for students.

Grants will range from $250-$1,500.

Performers / Artists / 
Studio Tours

Available for Artists, Studio Tours and Performers for special projects, Artist Studio Tours, art in public places, placemaking, maker projects, etc. that are determined to be beneficial to local communities.

Grants will range from $250-$1,000

Arts Organizations

Applicants must be non-profit or apply with a fiscal sponsor for community arts projects, performances, studio tours, events, festivals, etc.  

Grants will range from $500-$5,000.

Public Art / Special Arts Projects

Available for enduring works of art that will be publicly displayed in local communities.  

Grants will range from $1,000-$5,000.


Available for local film projects.

Grants will range from $500-$2,500.